Pain during periods or intercourse
Chronic abdominal or pelvic pain
Nausea & fatigue
Affected bowel movements
There is currently no cure for endometriosis. However, a comprehensive care including pain management, healthy lifestyle with good nutrition and exercise can help to control the symptoms.
Foods that can influence hormone regulation, particularly estrogen balance, can negatively affect those with endometriosis. In addition, chronic inflammation may play a significant role in the progression of the disease. A diet that avoids or limits foods that may promote inflammation in the body can help alleviate endometriosis symptoms. One study also found that chronic pain improved in 43% of women with endometriosis who had a high antioxidant intake compared to those who did not.
A dietitian specialized in women’s health can help women:
Choose foods that are high in antioxidants to decrease the level of inflammation
Assess diet in order to relieve bloating symptoms
Regulate hormones through dietary strategies