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Endometriosis - does it run in families?

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Snugglepalace Tue 25-Apr-17 11:41:14

Dsis has just been diagnosed with endometriosis.

I have had gynae problems for years and am awaiting an apt for endometrial ablation.

My friend says it runs in families (DM also had gynae problems) and due to my gynae history she wouldn't be surprised if I have it too?!

Does anyone have any experience with this condition.

RufusG Wed 26-Apr-17 10:40:19

Questions to ask your doctor

You may think that if you become ill you just go the doctor and they give you a drug to take away the illness

What if your Endometriosis is caused - or made worse - by things that you eat, or don't eat ?

Here are some questions to ask your doctors about Endometriosis

* What causes it ?
* How will looking at it and scraping it help me get better ?
* How can I stop it recurring ?
* Could my illness be caused by things that I eat, or don't eat ?
* What can I change about my diet and lifestyle to help my body repair itself ?

These are easy questions to ask, but very difficult for doctors to answer as they know very little about Nutrition.
It may be worth asking them to refer you to a Dietitian or a Nutritional Therapist, as they specialise in Nutrition.
If your doctor won't do this, try a search for BANT and interview 10 local Nutritional Therapists who have had success advising about Endometriosis before choosing which one to work with

Search online for "anti-inflammatory diet"
This and the suggestions below may help to reduce the pain

Here are 3 well-proven natural ways to reduce the Inflammation that causes the pain of Endometriosis

*Increase your Vitamin D
*Increase your Omega-3
*Reduce your Omega-6

Here are some relevant references that may be useful to you:
Vitamin D Wiki
Optimise Omega-6/3 Ratio
How much Omega-3 ?
15 Omega-3 Foods
What to Do About Inflammation ?
Expert Omega-3

Some people have reported that eating specific foods like meat or dairy gives them an instant flare-up
Which foods make your Endometriosis worse and which help ?

SlB09 Thu 27-Apr-17 18:42:11

I have endometriosis, its a very individual problem so symptoms vary dramatically from person to person and has no bearing on disease severity. My gyneacologist told me it is more common if your mother has had it but Im not sure if there is any proven genetic link.

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