How To Cure Endometriosis Naturally
Many women have endometriosis, which is a condition involving uterine-like tissue growing outside of the uterus. Numerous areas of the body can be affected, with the ovaries being one of the more common areas. Endometriosis can lead to severe pain during menstruation, sexual intercourse, and/or pain while ovulating. Other symptoms are also common, such as abdominal bloating, fatigue, heavy bleeding, as well as infertility.
The exact cause of endometriosis is unknown. As a result, conventional medical treatment hasn't been very effective in treating this condition. Most medical doctors attempt to treat endometriosis through pain medication, hormone injections, and in some cases will perform surgery to remove the endometriotic lesions.
Can Estrogen Dominance Trigger Endometriosis?
Although there is no known cause of endometriosis, it seems more prominent in those women who have the condition known as estrogen dominance. I've discussed this condition in detail in other articles and posts, as this involves a deficiency in the hormones estrogen and progesterone. While an excess of estrogen could be the culprit, in most cases this condition involves a deficiency of progesterone.
So when a woman is diagnosed with endometriosis, one of the things I recommend for her to obtain is a female hormone panel. This will show the ratios of estrogen and progesterone, as well as some of the other hormones. Since hormones are interactive it can be useful to see the levels of all the other hormones. Then if it is determined that someone has a hormone imbalance, the obvious goal will be to put the woman on a natural treatment protocol to correct this imbalance.
Many medical doctors agree that a hormone imbalance might be causing or contributing to endometriosis. However, many think the problem is due to an excess in estrogen. Once again, estrogen dominance can be due to either an excess of estrogen or a deficiency in progesterone (or both). So for them to just assume that this is due to an excess of estrogen is a big mistake. Once again, testing is the only way to confirm the levels of estrogen and progesterone, as well as the other hormones. While the hormone injections might help if the problem is an estrogen excess, they won't do anything for a progesterone deficiency.
So while most medical doctors are trying to do their best to help their patients, many just don't do the necessary testing to fully evaluate them. Some doctors don't even look at the hormones at all, but just recommend surgery to "fix" the problem. There really is no excuse for not evaluating the hormones.
Another issue is that some medical doctors will order a hormone test, but usually will just order a one sample blood test of estrogen and/or progesterone. This is definitely better than no testing at all, but for a condition such as endometriosis, it really is a good idea to conduct a complete female hormone panel. Let's remember that we're dealing with cycling women, and it is extremely difficult to find out what's going on through a one sample test. So even if you don't want to evaluate other hormones such as testosterone and DHEA, a one-sample test many times won't give the information needed to detect a hormone imbalance.
Getting To The Root Cause Of Infertility
Endometriosis can cause a lot of difficulties with conception. Following a natural treatment protocol to correct the hormone imbalance and curing the endometriosis condition can frequently correct the infertility problem. Of course there are no guarantees that a natural treatment protocol will cure infertility due to endometriosis. But since these treatment methods are non-invasive and there is a good chance they will be successful, it definitely is worth a try, especially when considering other procedures such as surgery. After all, if the natural treatment protocol is unsuccessful you can always choose to get surgery at a later time.
In summary, while there is no known cure for endometriosis, many women with this condition are in a state of estrogen dominance. When this is the case, following a natural treatment protocol will most likely correct the problem, which will allow the woman with endometriosis to avoid hormone injections, surgery, and other more invasive procedures. While sometimes conventional medical procedures are necessary, endometriosis can usually be cured through a natural treatment protocol.
Dr. Eric Osansky is a licensed healthcare professional who focuses his practice on conditions such as hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, and hyperthyroidism and Graves' Disease. For more information on how to treat these conditions through natural treatment methods, please visit his facebook fan page, Natural Solutions for Graves Disease and Hashimoto's Thyroiditis at www.facebook.com/NaturalThyroidTreatment