What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis (or Endo) is considered a hormone imbalance and inflammatory condition.
Random bits of endometrial tissue migrate out of the encapsulated womb and migrate around the pelvic cavity.
The endometrial tissue responds like it would in the womb. So just before the period will thicken, and during the period time will bleed.
This leads to bleeding in the pelvic cavity which HURTS!
It results in agonizing periods, heavy periods and often scar tissue.
Research states it to be as high as two in ten women.
The severity of endometriosis is often not fully appreciated until a laparoscopy is done by a doctor.
BUT any of the following lead to endometriosis:
What causes Endometriosis?
Whilst mainstream medicine claims the causes are "unknown" I have found a strong correlation between high estrogen levels and food intolerances.
Inflammation in the body can be caused by many things, including foods, stress, bacteria, candida just to name a few.
Normally dairy, sugar inflame the body and removal of these can assist the severity of the symptoms of endometriosis.
A normal healthy period should last 4-5 days, have the heaviest day on day 2, and on the maximum day, only use 4-5 pads, or 4-5 tampons. Anything more than this is a heavy period and may indicate endometriosis.
Saliva testing will indicate high estrogen, sometimes low progesterone.
Laparoscopy is considered the gold standard for medicine, but any deviation from the above is considered too heavy and could be endo.
Natural ways are superior in my mind. They treat the underlying cause (high estrogen, inflammation) and can prevent it reoccurring.
Medicine tends to involve surgery and scrapping.
The oral contraceptive pill doesn't really impact NOR balance hormones but is often suggested by doctors to "give you a break from heavy periods".
If you are interested in the hormone saliva test check it out here.
This is a video clip made by a medical specialist Dr Michael Flynn and myself a few years back.