Endometriosis, a condition that affects the female reproductive system as a result of the endometrial wall growing outside the uterus can cause discomfort and pelvic pain, especially during menstruation, urination and intercourse. It’s also characterized by indigestion problems, infertility, excessive menstruation bleeding and tiredness. There are various effective Gynaecology Procedures but there is also home remedies for endometriosis prevention and treatment. These include;
Reducing the intake of processed food, dairy products, alcohol, carbohydrates and caffeine which are associated with inflammation help reduce endometriosis symptoms.
It is recommended to increase the intake of green vegetables, fruits and fish which are known to reduce inflammation within the body.
Placing a hot water bottle or heating pads in the abdominal area for a few minutes can help reduce pain especially during menstruation by causing relaxation on pelvic muscles. Taking warm baths are also effective in reducing pelvic pain.
Consumption of omega-3 fatty acids
Consumption of fish such as salmon and sardines containing eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic acids which are essential fatty acids reduces inflammation. They act by reducing the synthesis of prostaglandins, an inflammatory mediator by inhibiting the activity of cyclooxygenase enzymes.
Intake of turmeric and ginger
Turmeric contains curcumin as an active compound which is known to contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. When taken in the form of capsules or tea, it reduces inflammation and estradiol production, a hormone associated with promoting endometrial growth.
Consuming ginger tea is effective in reducing endometriosis pain and nausea.
Having a pelvic massage
Massaging the abdominal area just before menstruation with the use of essential oils such as castor oil and lavender oil helps in pelvic muscle relaxation which reduces inflammation and pain.
Consuming melatonin supplements
Melatonin acts by stimulating the body to get rid of excess estrogen by detoxification mechanism and also increasing sleep. This helps in overall endometriosis pain reduction.
Taking pine bark extracts
Pine bark extracts contain pycnogenol compound that reduces risks of infertility and pain caused by endometriosis.
Together with the home remedies for endometriosis, it is also recommended to reduce incidences of stress which may lead to increased levels of cortisol within the body with reduced progesterone levels leading to endometriosis.