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What Foods to Eat and Avoid If You Have Endometriosis

Foods to Eat and Avoid If You Have Endometriosis

What is Endometriosis?

As per Modern Aspect:

It is a painful disorder in which the inner tissue lining of the uterus called endometrium grows outside the uterus.

It usually involves fallopian tubes, ovaries and the tissue lining the pelvis.

When there is an involvement of ovaries, cysts called endometriomas may form. There is an irritation in the surrounding tissues that eventually develop scars and adhesions. Endometriosis can cause pain; sometimes it is very severe, especially during periods. Chances of infertility may also develop. It includes many symptoms like painful urination, pain during intercourse, excessive bleeding, constipation/ diarrhea, and fatigue.

As per Ayurveda concept:

In Ayurveda, we can relate it with Yonivyapat.

Yonivyapat By Charaka:

  • Arajaskayoni (Amenorrhea)
  • Putraghni (Bad Obstetric history)
  • Udavartayoni (Dysmenorrhea)
  • Suchimukhi ( Atrophy of Uterus-congenital anomaly)
  • Vamini (Small uterus that expels the sperm and ovum along with menstrual waste)
  • Mahayoni (Prolapse of the uterus)
  • Shandi (Sterility)

Yonivyapat By Sushruta:

    • Udavartini (Dysmenorrhea)
    • Vivrta (Abnormal vaginal tract)
    • Paripluta (STDs with severe pain during intercourse)
    • Bandhya (Inherent Infertility)
    • Putraghani (Bad obstetric history)
    • Vamini, vivrta (wide or abnormal vaginal tract) and shandi

Pradara (abnormal Bleeding)

This can also result in infertility.

According to Ayurveda, the doshas lose their capacity to function properly. This abnormal functioning of Vata dosha can be a causal factor in endometriosis. Another factor can be a fundamental problem with low Ojas.

What foods to eat in Endometriosis?

Plenty of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains:

Fruits, vegetables and whole grains are especially important for those who are suffering from endometriosis because these are rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber.

  • Fiber intake may benefit digestion and reduces the risk of chronic disease. Intake of high fiber diet may lower the estrogen level by binding them to waste carrying bile and removes them through the digestive tract.
  • Some fruits that contain insoluble fibers include apples, plums, pomegranates, and citrus fruits.
  • Fruits and vegetables are the best sources of fiber diet and both have an antioxidant property that combats the inflammation.
  • Vegetables have both anti-oxidant as well as anti-inflammatory properties and are rich in vitamins A, C, and E.

It includes:

  • Carrots
  • Brussels
  • Cauliflower
  • Peas
  • Sprouts and other green leafy vegetables.
  • Omega-3 fats:

Omega-3 fats are the building blocks of the body that provides relief in pain and inflammation because they have an anti-inflammatory property that can be found in fatty fish. Many fish oil supplements that contain omega-3 fats significantly decrease menstrual symptoms as well as pain.

Gluten-Free Diet:

A gluten-free diet should be given in endometriosis because it helps in a reduction in pelvic pain, painful menstruation and other symptoms of endometriosis.

It includes:

  • Brown rice
  • Quinoa
  • Buck Wheat
  • Wild Rice
  • Liver supporting foods:

Certain foods may help in the breakdown of estrogen and remove the toxins from the body. Intake of cruciferous vegetables helps in providing relief from the symptoms of endometriosis.

It includes:

  • Lemon
  • Beets
  • Garlic
  • Turmeric
  • Ginger

Anti-inflammatory herbs:

Certain herbs such as ginger and turmeric have an anti-inflammatory property that reduces the uterine inflammation and other symptoms and provides relief to the patient.

Nuts and seeds:

Nuts and seeds are excellent sources of vitamin B complex and high in omega-3s, which are good for those with endometriosis and provides relief.

Many nuts such as Brazil nuts contain high amounts of selenium, which helps the body to fight against abnormal cell formation by its anti-oxidant property.

Walnuts:

Like almonds, it also contains omega-3 fats and consumption of these nuts will help in increasing fatty acids and helps in balancing the omega 3 to omega 6 ratio.

Diet for Endometriosis patient

What foods to avoid in Endometriosis?

Avoid dairy products:

Avoid dairy products because of its dioxin content and naturally occurring hormones in it. It should definitely be organic with no addition of hormones.

Alcohol:

Alcohol is an inflammatory agent that impairs the ovarian function and affects fertility. It depletes vitamin B complex and increases the load on the liver which is responsible for detoxifying the body from toxins, chemicals. Females with endometriosis should reduce their caffeine and alcohol intake. This helps in alleviating the symptoms such as painful menstruation, uterine irritation, etc.

Soy Products:

Avoid the intake of soy foods because they are estrogenic and an increase in estrogen results in the thickening of the uterus that triggers endometriosis growth.

Non-organic foods:

Non-organic foods contain pesticides, hormones, fertilizers and toxins that can interfere with normal regulation of hormones.

Unhealthy Oils: :

These unhealthy oils increase the ‘bad’ cholesterol and increase the risk of heart disease. These are found in foods such as commercially prepared baked goods, corn chips, vegetable oil shortening, microwave popcorn, etc. To eliminate the intake of trans fat, hydrogenated oils and highly refined omega 6 vegetable oils such as corn, safflower, cottonseed etc.

Caffeine:

Intake of an excess of caffeine alleviates the symptoms in some females and increases pain and inflammation symptoms and upsets the digestive system. It increases the production of estrogen levels in the body that encourages the development of endometriosis, causes chronic pain and other problems.

Avoid red meat:

Women who eat red meat are likely to have endometriosis because red meat contains dioxin that affects the levels of hormones. Beef, steak, pork, and veal should be avoided.

Avoid sweets (sugar) and refined flour:

Sugar has an inflammatory action and white foods such as white flour; has a high glycemic index. High Glycemic index means when the body rapidly converts white carbs into glucose in the bloodstream. To reduce the intake of sugars as much as possible.

Which therapies that can help in the management of endometriosis?

Exercise can help in the management of endometriosis by reducing the estrogen levels and release good hormones. Many other therapies can help in reducing the symptoms of endometriosis such as Yoga, meditation, and acupuncture that help in reducing stress and encourage relaxation.

Conclusion:

Endometriosis is an inflammatory pelvic condition that occurs in women who menstruate abnormally, which is caused by the presence of inflammatory endometrial tissues that are located outside the uterus and also involves fallopian tubes and ovaries. Foods that you should avoid and foods that you should eat are mentioned above. Therapies have also mentioned that help in reducing the symptoms regarding endometriosis.

Hope this information is useful.

Is There Any Natural Cure For Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a painful disorder in which the tissue that normally lines inside of the uterus (endometrium) grows outside the uterus. This condition commonly involves ovaries, fallopian tubes and tissue lining the pelvis. In some cases, endometrial tissue may spread beyond pelvic organs. As a result, the displaced endometrial tissue continues to act as it normally would i.e. it thickens, breaks and bleeds with each menstrual cycle.

The displaced tissue finds no way to exit from the body therefore  it becomes trapped. When there is involvement of ovaries, cysts called endometriomas are formed. The surrounding tissue can also becomes irritated which eventually forms scars and adhesions(abnormal bands of fibrous tissue  that may cause pelvic organs and tissues to stick to each other).

Women with endometriosis typically describe menstrual pain that is far worse than usual and they become fed up by taking painkillers for the same. Now the question arises that Is there any natural cure for Endometriosis? The answer is obviously “YES”. Modern medicine involves chemical treatment due to which the condition of females in such cases become more worse but thanks to Mother Nature as Nature has provided us with so many herbs.

The correct use of these herbs and by consulting a well qualified Ayurvedic physician can help a woman to restore her health without any side effects at all.

Endometriosis According To Ayurveda

According to Ayurveda, the root causes of all chronic diseases including Endometriosis occur due to the formation of “Ama” toxins that begin to accumulate in the tissues and start disrupting the delicate balance of the tissues. The toxins thus build up can also obstruct the channels of circulation. As a result, blockage develops which further prevents the proper nutrition from reaching the tissues and also prevents the removal of tissue waste.

In Endometriosis, the process of tissue formation on the uterus, its stability before and after menstruation and elimination of waste products to stimulate fresh tissue gets compromised.

All the three doshas—Vata, Pitta and Kapha are involved in this condition as painful nature of Endometriosis is attributed to Vata. Inflammatory nature of the disease is attributed to Pitta dosha and Kapha is responsible for the overgrowth like—tumor. So, endometriosis is a result of vitiation of all the three doshas according to Ayurveda.

What are the symptoms of Endometriosis?

  •  Pain during ovulation
  • Dyspareunia- Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Tiredness
  • Backpain which is not associated with menstruation
  • Difficulty in conceiving
  • Dysmenrrhea- Painful menstruation
  • Infertility- as it produces scarring of the ovary and tubes.
  • Heavy or uncontrollable menstrual periods with small or large blood clots.
  • Premenstrual spotting

What are the causes of Endometriosis?

  • Surgical transplantation
  • Structural defects in uterus or cervix
  • Heredity
  • Women who consume alcohol are more prone to Endometriosis
  • Poor nutrition
  • Poor digestion
  • Physical and mental stress
  • Disruption of natural biological rhythms
  • Toxins accumulating in tissues and blocking circulation

Risk factors

  • Starting menstruation at an early age
  • Never giving birth
  • Low body mass index
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Having higher levels of estrogen in the body
  • Going through menopause at an older age
  • Short menstrual cycle i.e. less than 27 days.
  • Heredity
  • Uterine abnormalities.

Is There Any Natural Cure For Endometriosis?

Yes, Planet Ayurveda has safe and effective  herbal formulations  for endometriosis

Planet Ayurveda Natural Supplements for Endometriosis

Products of Planet Ayurveda for Endometriosis are 100% safe and pure with no non-vegetarian constituents.

Endometriosis care pack by Planet Ayurveda

Herbal remedies for endometriosis

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DOSAGE

(i) Boswellia Curcumin:

2 capsules of Boswellia Curcumin to be taken twice daily after meals with water.

(ii) Female Health Support:

2 capsules to be taken twice after meals with water.

(iii) Aloe vitals:

1 tablet to be taken 2 times a day after meals with water.

(iv) Shatavari Capsules:

2 capsules twice a day after meals with water.

(v) Pradarantak Churna:

1 tsp two times a day with water.

 

Product Description

1. Boswellia Curcumin:

Boswellia Curcumin product of Planet Ayurveda contains extract of Curcuma longa. Curcuma longa contains alkaloid ‘Curcumin’ which has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, antibiotic, anti-cancerous properties.

2. Female Health Support:

This product of Planet Ayurveda contains Ashoka (Saraca indica), Lodhra (Symplocus racemosa), Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus). It helps in shrinking extra endometrial cells.

  • Ashoka (Saraca indica) – t is known to repair endometrium due to its estrogenic properties due to which it repairs the inflammation of uterus. This herb has remarkable effects on female hormones.
  • Lodhra (Symplocus racemosa) – It is helpful in maintaining Pitta (heat) and Kapha (phelgum) in the body. It has been traditionally used as uterine tonic. It contains glycosides which are responsible for medicinal properties of bark.

3. Shatavari Capsules:

It is an excellent tonic for women.It has functions like of progesterone. Its cooling effects help in maintaining Pitta(heat) levels in the body.

4. Aloe vitals:

This product of Planet Ayurveda contains pure extract of Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis). It is rich in natural vitamins, minerals which repairs the endometrium slowly and naturally without causing any side effects. It has many healing properties.

5. Pradarantak Churana:

Pradarantak Churan of Planet Ayurveda contains Lodhra ( Symplocus racemosa), Asoka (Saraca indica) , Udumbur (Ficus glomerata) and Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna). This preparation gives a lot of strength to the uterus and helps to heal the endometrial lining.

Udumbur (Ficus glomerata) is used extensively in Ayurveda to treat heavy menstruation. It is astringent thus brings Stambhana-blocking effect, It is Shramahara (relieves tiredness and fatigue), it is Shophahara (anti-inflammatory). It is Pradarahara (relieves heavy menstruation and excessive white discharge). It’s decoction is also used for vaginal douche.

It’s bark along with other ingredients is made into Kashayam and is administered as a part of after delivery care of mother.

Herbal pack of Planet Ayurveda for Endometriosis  is 100% safe and prepared by using best quality of herbs. This pack is prepared by keeping in touch with the principles of Ayurveda. Purity of the Planet Ayurveda’s medicines is confirmed.

These medicines are recommended for at least 2 months but medicines can be continued for 1 year if there are uterine fibroid s, blockage of Fallopian tubes, excessive menstrual bleeding. This herbal combination improves the health of a woman by reducing the number of cells and leads to the formation of healthy cells.

So all women who are fed up by taking hormonal or chemical treatment for endometriosis and finding no cure, don’t get tensed as Ayurveda (the ancient medical science originated in India) has the power to give answers to all your health problems without having side effects.