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If your gynecologist has recently informed you that you have a condition called endometriosis, then you should know that this disease forms when the lining of the uterus releases into the abdomen and attaches itself to organs and tissues in the region. Cysts and scar tissues can form, and you are likely to feel some pain and experience inflammation as the tissues respond to hormonal fluctuations. This happens as the tissues continue to act as if they are in the uterus. However, the tissues become stuck in the abdomen where they are unable to be forced out of the body. Since the tissues will continue to expand and build as you experience your menstrual cycle, your gynecologist will likely ask you to start taking birth control. The continuous use of active hormonal birth control pills to stop periods may be advised. If you decide to start this type of therapy or a different one, you should also do your best to control the disease naturally at home with the following tips.
Reduce Xenoestrogen Consumption
Birth control pills taken continuously can help to control estrogen levels so they are consistent. Usually, the body releases more estrogen at the beginning of your menstrual cycle and this causes the uterine lining to build. This also causes misplaced uterine tissues within the abdomen to expand. At the end of the menstrual cycle, estrogen levels drop and the uterine lining releases. This is when you get your period. Birth control pills stop the estrogen levels from rising in the first place, so the uterine tissues do not build.
However, this process can become complicated if you ingest or use items that contain xenoestrogen. Xenoestrogens are a group of chemicals that act like estrogen when they are ingested. This increases the total amount of estrogen, both real and synthetic, in the body. The uterine tissues will respond to the increase and they will build to some degree. You are likely to experience some spotting when this happens and pain as the endometriosis tissues build. Unfortunately, xenoestrogens are stored in the fat of your body. This means they are released over time and they can cause long-term effects. This means that you should try to cut out all substances that contain xenoestrogens as soon as you find out that you have endometriosis. This is a good long-term solution to control the disease.
There are a wide range of items that contain xenoestrogens, so you will need to investigate the products you use carefully so you can avoid them. You can refer to a xenoestrogen chemical list so you can learn about what things you need to avoid. You can also alter your lifestyle and purchasing habits by buying only organic, chemical-free, color-free, and natural food and beauty products. Avoiding pesticides, insecticides, herbicides, and plastic containers can help as well.
Adopt A Low Fat Diet
Estrogen is a hormone that does more than regulate your menstrual cycle. It also helps to store fat across your body. Specifically, it tells the fat where it should deposit, and estrogen is released when you eat fatty foods and the storing process begins. This means that one easy way to reduce estrogen naturally, and the negative effects the hormones have on endometriosis, is to reduce the amount of fat you consume.
To reduce fat, start by cutting out the bad fats that you consume that are most likely to be stored by the body. These fats include saturated and trans fat, and most fast foods contain them. So do fried foods, packaged snack items, and pre-packaged baked goods. Solid fats like shortening, margarine, and partially hydrogenated oils contain bad fats too. You also should do your best to cut fatty meats from your diet.
Instead of eating these type of foods, opt for fresh items that are baked yourself with vegetable oil. Also, eat lean and low-fat meats that include fish like salmon, mackerel, and tuna. Fill your diet with fresh fruits and vegetables and opt for whole grain breads and pastas too.
For more information and health advice, stay in contact with a local doctor or gynecologist, like those at Central Iowa OB/Gyn Specialists, PLC.