Endometriosis is a disorder in which the tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside of it. This can cause pain, irregular bleeding, and fertility problems. Although there is no cure for endometriosis, treatments are available to help relieve symptoms. In today’s article, let’s dive deeper into the relationship of your liver health with endometriosis.
What is endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a condition in which the layer of tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the tissue lining your pelvis.
These endometriosis lesions continue to act as they normally would if they were uterine lining — it thickens, breaks down, and bleeds with each menstrual cycle. Because this displaced tissue has no way to exit your body, it becomes trapped. When endometriosis involves the ovaries, cysts called endometriomas may form.
Endometriosis can cause pain — sometimes severe — especially during your period but many suffer outside of their menstrual cycle. Fertility problems also may develop.
Although endometriosis is sometimes discovered during a pelvic exam for other reasons, the only way to confirm the diagnosis is through laparoscopy, a surgical procedure in which a tiny camera is inserted through a small incision near your navel.
There's no cure for endometriosis, but treatments and a lifestyle, as well as psychological well-being, can improve symptoms and may boost fertility.
Liver Health and Endometriosis
A rare case known as Hepatic endometriosis is characterized by the presence of ectopic endometrium in the liver. As we know, the most common areas affected by endometriosis are the uterus, fallopian tubes, ovaries, and local pelvic peritoneum. But yes, it can also grow on your liver.
Estrogen levels in our body are controlled by liver function. It also affects our body’s ability to effectively perform detoxification. If our body cannot effectively
If the body can’t properly process the excess estrogen, this is one factor for estrogen dominance. Our endometrial tissue can be overstimulated anywhere in our body, so the balance of your estrogen levels has a major influence on your endometriosis.
Women with endometriosis often experience pain, fatigue, and digestive issues. Liver health is often negatively affected by endometriosis due to the inflammation caused by the condition. Stress, infections, food sensitivities, drugs, and antibiotics can all cause inflammation which can affect your liver thus your detox pathways and hormone function.
Keeping your Liver Healthy and Endometriosis symptoms under Control
Improving liver health can help to reduce the symptoms of endometriosis and improve quality of life.
There are a few simple lifestyle changes that can help to improve liver health in women with endometriosis.
Eating a healthy diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains can help to reduce inflammation and support liver function.
Avoiding alcohol and limiting caffeine intake can also be beneficial.
Exercise is another important factor in supporting liver health.
Regular physical activity can help to reduce inflammation and promote overall well-being.
Talk to your doctor.
Making these simple lifestyle changes can make a big difference in the symptoms of endometriosis and improve liver health. In addition, working with a healthcare team that is familiar with managing endometriosis can be incredibly helpful in finding the best treatment plan for you.
Be an Advocate for Yourself
Managing life and living with chronic illness can be confusing, exhausting, and painful, but you are not alone in this.
You are the only person who lives in your body, and I urge and empower you to be an advocate for yourself. There is a natural help for managing endometriosis and keeping your entire body healthy, but it takes you putting yourself first for a while in order to live a quality life with people who need, care for you, and support you.
Please share this important information with a woman in your life who needs it!