Endometriosis is a common gynecological disorder that affects numerous women throughout their reproductive years. The exact cause of endometriosis is still unknown. The condition itself involves the endometrium (cells along the uterine cavity) that develops outside of the uterus often on the fallopian tubes, bowel, ovaries and pelvic tissue linings. Around half of infertile women have endometriosis. The causes are not yet fully understood. Overall, endometriosis can have a negative effect on the fertility of women in a number of ways.
It is assumed, that in endometriosis the rhythmic movement of the uterine musculature is disturbed, so it´s more difficult for the sperm cell to find its way to the egg. This makes conception more difficult. Due to inflammation either conception is hindered or a fertilized egg is not properly implanted into the uterine lining. Adhesions in the region of the ovaries or fallopian tubes can interfere with the egg maturation, or prevent the egg from migrating into the uterus. An unusually painful period that interrupts your regular lifestyle can be a sign of endometriosis
Here are some of the most common ways to treat endometriosis:
1. Hormone Therapy
3. Surgical Treatments
Natural Fertility Tips
For the sake of your fertility, it’s best to create a healthy foundation by making your body more baby-friendly. Specific changes in your diet relative to endometriosis are very important. There are many kinds of foods you’ll want to ideally avoid since they’re linked to worsening endometriosis. Some foods boost hormonal imbalance or increase the congestive nature of endometriosis, while other foods may promote inflammation or trigger flare-ups.
2. Foods to Avoid or Limit
3. Eat More Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
4. Why Fiber is Important
5. The Importance of Essential Fatty Acids
1. Avoid over-exposure to environmental toxins.
2. Use organic herbs and quality supplements to support hormonal balance and to build a healthy endometrium.
3. Eat a healthy diet. Limit any foods that contribute to spreading the pain of endometriosis. Choose foods that reduce inflammation and support the metabolism of estrogen.
While the rates of endometriosis can greatly vary, the general consensus is that nearly five to 10 percent of all females suffer from this painful condition. Overall, endometriosis is more common among women with infertility issues than those who are not.