Endometriosis - can good nutrition help?
Endometriosis affects over 1.5 million women and girls in the UK alone, and many women suffer for years before receiving a clear diagnosis.
The condition is caused by cells that normally live in the womb growing in other parts of the body. They can grow on the bowel, the ovaries, even in lungs, eyes and the brain.
Because these cells are womb cells, they respond to the hormonal changes of a woman’s menstrual cycle. They grow larger during the second half of the cycle and even bleed during menstruation.
These changes can cause a wide range of symptoms including painful heavy periods, pain during sex, bowel problems, depression, exhaustion, and infertility.
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