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Daily Contest Sunday May 19
Today’s Theme: Endometriosis
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Endometriosis is a painful gynaecological condition in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, fallopian tubes and the tissue lining your pelvis. With endometriosis, the tissue that is found outside the uterus still acts as it normally would with each menstrual cycle— it thickens, breaks down and bleeds. While this is a normal process inside the uterus, when outside the uterus, can cause severe pain, scar tissue, and heavy periods. It can also cause infertility.
Until recently, endometriosis was considered primarily a hormonal condition. Conventional treatment has typically been surgery followed by hormonal suppression with the hormonal birth control or other drugs. However, new research is showing that endometriosis is actually an inflammatory disease (like IBD). Therefore, treatment approach is shifting to anti-inflammatory strategies and ways to support a healthy immune system.
Since endometriosis is a whole-body inflammatory and immune disease, naturopathic doctors are skilled at looking at all the factors involved in this complex condition. Some treatment options can include working with nutrition, acupuncture and herbal remedies.
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Today’s Featured Doctor: Amy Punké ND
106 Stellarton Rd.