Women with endometriosis have normal endometrium, the lining of the uterus, growing outside the uterus. Endometriosis is a disturbingly painful condition. Many women describe it as being more intense than child birth.
Endometriosis has a huge impact on the quality of life. Women suffering from endometriosis have an 87% chance of depression, and an 88% chance of anxiety. Also, they are four times more likely to have allergy problems, and four times more likely to have migraines.
Studies have shown that alcoholic women are more likely to have endometriosis.
Several herbs are shown to be beneficial in the treatment of endometriosis. They are:
Also called as Cyperus rotundus, it effectively reduces painful periods, pain and inflammation. Studies have shown that Cyperus rotundus also reduces the incidence rate of surgery in endometriosis patients.
Studies have proven the anti-inflammatory, antioxidant properties that combat endometriosis. It also possesses anti-tumor, antimicrobial and immunomodulatory properties. Turmeric prevents the growth of endometriosis by reducing the production of hormone. It is also seen that, turmeric hinders the process of angiogenesis, formation of blood vessels, which is known for the advancement of endometriosis.
Lodhra treats endometriosis; it stops the uterine bleeding, reduces pain, inflammation and it also improves fertility. As per Ayurveda, excessive bleeding is due to increased pitta. Lodhra has cooling properties, which pacifies the pitta and thus reduces the inflammation. Lodhra is extremely beneficial in heavy bleeding during the menses. It is used for all the gynecological problems.
To ease the pain, you can try certain home remedies:
- Apply heat pad on the lower abdomen
Use a heating pad or take a warm bath. This will help you in getting relief from pain
- Try relaxation techniques, yoga and meditation
- Regular exercise
Exercising releases the pain relieving endorphins, and reduces the pain
Role of diet
Maintain a healthy diet.
- Foods to avoid: dairy, processed foods, refined sugars, caffeine and carbohydrates. Avoid alcohol, and soy.
A study has shown that, women who included green vegetables and fresh fruits in their diet, had a significant reduction in risk of developing endometriosis.
- Foods that are helpful are: green leafy vegetables, celery, beet, broccoli, blueberries, pineapple, walnuts, coconut oil, flaxseeds, turmeric, and ginger. Include iron-rich foods in your diet.Endometriosis may cause heavy bleeding, so it is necessary to replace the lost iron. Apart from green, leafy vegetables, include beetroot, dried apricots, and plain chocolate in your diet.
Role of herbal medicines and Ayurveda
Going herbal is the best way to get relief from the symptoms of endometriosis, without the side-effects as compared to the conventional treatments.
You can try ENDOTONE, manufactured by Charak Pharma.
ENDOTONE is an efficacious herbal formulation designed to manage endometriosis. ENDOTONE delays and stops the proliferation of endometrial cells. It reduces endometriosis associated pain and cramps; it uplifts the mood and also reduces the anxiety related to endometriosis. Key ingredients of ENDOTONE are: Musta, Haridra, Lodhra, Ashwagandha, Yashtimadhu, Mandukparni, Twak, and Shunthi. These ingredients restore the fertility, and they reduce the emotional distress. Thus, ENDOTONE improves the overall quality of life.