Endometriosis is essentially a disorder faced by many women that affects their reproductive organs. The disorder results in the growth of tissues that resemble those in the uterine lining in various other places in the body. Called the endometrial tissue, they tend to grow and develop in the bowels, bladder and even in the fallopian tubes and the ovaries.
When a woman’s period starts, the tissues present inside the uterus grow thicker and as the period progresses, these tissues, along with the uterine lining are also shed. When the tissues growing elsewhere in the body start to shed during menstruation — the process starts resulting in pain and severe cramps as well. Other than that, the disorder can even cause heavy bleeding during menstruation. Despite the fact that there is no cure for this disorder, there are many home remedies that one can put to use and ease the discomfort and the pain caused by it.
Turmeric has been used since decades as a home remedy for a lot of things. Known to have anti-inflammatory properties, turmeric can go a long way in ensuring that your periods are more comfortable and less of a hassle. With the number of researches being conducted on this ingredient, it has been found to possess many benefits for our health.
Of these benefits, turmeric has also been found to inhibit the production of estradiol — a kind of variation of estrogen. This inhibition on the production of estradiol would help in the prevention of the growth of these tissues in different regions. By merely adding turmeric to your daily meals and even your evening tea, it could make a whole lot of difference to the symptoms one might experience during their periods.
There is a reason why hot water bags happen to be so popular among women during their periods. By taking a nice warm bath or placing a hot water bag on their abdomen, women can very well find themselves being relieved from cramps and pain quite efficiently. You see, the heat from the bath or the hot water bag helps relax the pelvic muscles and in turn eases out the pain wonderfully. Even when research was conducted regarding the effectiveness of heating pads, it was found that heating pads are equally effective as any other over the counter medicine available.
Dietary changes can go a long way in ensuring that the symptoms caused by endometriosis do not create too much of an issue in the day-to-day life of women. It has been found that by bringing down the consumption of products like red meat and by increasing the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, along with whole grains, one could very well improve their health in the best manner possible.
There are plenty of foods out there that could cause the worsening of symptoms as they lead to inflammation in your body. These foods include processed foods, sugar, dairy products and even gluten.
When we say exercise, we do not mean that you start indulging in weight lifting or running on the treadmill at a breakneck speed. Light exercises are the best when you are someone who is suffering from endometriosis. Doing this regularly could help your body release endorphins or the “feel-good” hormones. These hormones can also help your body reduce pain quite effectively. Apart from that, exercising can also help reduce the estrogen levels in the body, thus providing relief from the symptoms. What one needs to remember about endometriosis is that there is no cure for this disorder yet. The good news however, is that by adopting some effective pain management tactics, one can very well feel much better during their periods, each month.