Life with Endometriosis and How to Beat it – by Mrinalini

Endometriosis is condition which most of the women are battling these days. Some have got used to it but it is more important to learn how to live a healthy life while managing it. It can be very painful and taxing for overall health as it is not curable. Read further to know how to live with it.

Endometriosis is as hard and is as complicated as its pronunciation. When you read this article you might wonder or figure out that something was wrong with you other than your painful periods.

Endometriosis is a gynecological disorder in which the tissues inside the uterus grow outside the uterus which makes the blood go back instead of coming out during periods. Endometriosis occurs when bits of the tissue that lines the uterus (endometrium) grow on other pelvic organs, such as the ovaries or fallopian tubes. Outside the uterus, endometrial tissue thickens and bleeds, just as the normal endometrium does during the menstrual cycle. Yes, it is indeed more than complicated, but women learn to live with it. Since it is incurable you find a way to live with it.

The period pain that you feel is killing you, is not normal, Feeling healthy and you are not able to conceive does not make you abnormal, it’s just that you are going through something you have never heard of, in endometriosis a woman can have severe tissues scarring and feel no pain and have minimal impact of endometriosis and still feel like the pain will be the death of you, so unless you get an MRI or Laparoscopy done you can’t be sure of it.

Living with endometriosis and pain is definitely hard, but changing a few things in lifestyle can make you live a healthier and a better life. Your doctor might put you on hormones, may ask you to get an IUD Mirena or get laparoscopy done.

There is so much less awareness about endometriosis that it goes unheard because excessive period pain is normal and you need not worry, this perception is absolutely wrong and it puts you to a chance where you would be diagnosed with endometriosis on a later worse stage. 

So what are the things that we can do as a female to live better with endometriosis?

1. Watch what you eat

Eating the right kind of food will provide protection against endometriosis in a way, things like inflammation, prostaglandin metabolism, and estrogen activity get better with a restricted diet. Pesticides and insecticides that can be ingested through certain nutrients have been suggested as a risk factor for endometriosis. Increase the intake of fruits and vegetables, taking fruits and vegetables in big amounts reduce the relative risk of endometriosis by 40 percent and whereas other red meats tend to increase it by 80 percent

2. Make working out your partner

Working out does not only increase the circulation of blood to your organs, but also maintains nutrients and oxygen flow to all your body system. It helps in decreasing the estrogen production, reduces stress and releases Endorphins which is a happy or feel-good hormone. 

3. Find a way of handling stress

You can try to manage stress by using relaxation techniques. These can help you to increase your awareness of your body, refocus on something calming, and reduce the activity of stress hormones.

  • Progressive muscle relaxation This technique focuses on tensing and relaxing each muscle group to increase your awareness of your physical sensations and promote deep relaxation.
  • This relaxation method uses mental imagery to take a visual journey to a place or situation of peace.
  • Deep breathing. This involves inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth, with each breath deep enough that your lower abdomen rises and falls.

4. You can always try different or alternative theories

This can include from various herbs, to acupuncture or anything that suits your body and makes you beat the pain.

That is it for endometriosis, but if you are out there fighting this battle know you are not alone, there are women who are stronger, who don’t let it show, rather they put up the strongest side of them and makes the world believe in their true strength. The pain with endometriosis is unbearable and even painkillers don’t seem to work so if you think your periods are just bad periods think again? And visit a gynecologist because bad period pain is not normal, nor is your suffering. Fitness has improved lives of many women with endometriosis its about time you make fitness a part of you to live better, to feel better.

About The Author

Mrinalini Agarwal

Mrinalini Agarwal is an Ace Certified Personal Trainer, Digital Marketer, Marketing Manager at Classic Fitness Academy.

She started off as a teenage model, did amazing s.... Read More..

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