What Causes Endometriosis In Black Women?
…United States for the past several decades. Women who had higher exposures to two OCPs, beta-hexachlorocyclohexane and mirex, had a 30-70% increased risk of endometriosis.
Today, these chemicals can still be found in some dairy products, fatty foods and some fish.
Natural Treatments To Fight Endometriosis
Reduce Estrogen: Excess fat can lead to increased estrogen production and availability in the body. This increase in hormones often influences the endometrial tissue and intensifies pain and bleeding. Maintaining a healthy weight and avoiding excess sources of estrogenic compounds can help alleviate symptoms. This includes reducing exposure to things like PCBs and BPA found in plastic and packaging materials.
Reduce Stress: Studies show that women with endometriosis are often found to have elevated levels of stress. Modifying this stress with physical activity and focusing on emotional health led to improved quality of life. Meditation, working out or even a hobby like painting, can also be stress relievers
Use Omega-3′s: Research also suggests that a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids was linked to a lowered risk of endometriosis. Foods that are high in Omega-3’s are flax seeds, tofu, salmon, and soybeans.
Try Acupunture: One study showed that women reported significant relief of painful periods and pelvic pain after acupuncture sessions. Be sure to find someone who is familiar with or an expert in treating endometriosis patients.
Add Turmeric: This spice doubles as an active medicine which continues to show widespread anti-inflammatory benefits in many disease processes. Consider adding a little turmeric to your diet. It can be taken in capsule form, or even added to a recipe or even sprinkled on your meals or in your drink.
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