Endometriosis


Endometriosis affects 1 in every 10 women yet is often incredibly hard to diagnose.

It's where cells, like the ones in the lining of the womb (uterus), are found outside the womb in the pelvis, and occasionally in more remote sites of the body.  During the monthly cycle hormones stimulate the endometriosis cell, causing it to grow, then break down and bleed. This internal bleeding can lead to irritation, inflammation, pain, and the formation of scar tissue. 

You can read more here but the bottom line is it's an unbelievably painful condition which often goes undiagnosed for years for those who suffer, like Lena Dunham.

Whilst most recommended treatments for endo sufferers are medical, we wanted to look at the natural tips that have been suggested. (NB. If you suspect you have endometriosis please always consult with your doctor.)

ENDO AND YOUR LIVER

The liver is the primary organ that is responsible for the elimination of toxins. It is responsible for the regulation of the sex hormones, including oestrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Increases in oestrogen can make endometriosis more severe, indicating the connection between endometriosis and good liver health.

TOP TIPS

All of the B vitamins strengthen the liver, and directly assist the body in disposing of excess oestrogen. More info. £9