Endometriosis is a complex gynaecological disease characterised by the presence of endometrial glands and stroma outside the uterus. This tissue is often found at sites in the pelvis, including ovaries, fallopian tubes, peritoneal surfaces, the bowel and bladder, but can also engraft in distant organs.
Endometriosis is a gynaecological disease defined by the growth of endometrium-like tissue outside the uterus. The disease is present in approximately 5–10% of women of reproductive age and causes pelvic pain and infertility.
Symptoms can be relieved by surgically removing peritoneal implants or by suppressing the growth of lesions and bleeding by hormonal modulation.
The microbiota as well as the immune system are involved in the genesis of endometriosis
Dysbiosis in the intestine and female reproductive system disrupts normal immune function, resulting in inflammatory responses compromising immunosurveillance.
This immune dysregulation can progress into a chronic state of inflammation, creating an ideal environment conducive to increased adhesion and angiogenesis, which may drive the vicious cycle of endometriosis onset and progression.
Nutritional and functional medicine management of endometriosis
During the first consultation, we will take stock of your history, the various tests already carried out and your possible treatments and surgical procedures.
We will discuss the importance of nutrition in the prevention of dysbiosis and the regulation of immunity that are integral part to the treatment of endometriosis.
A nutritional and functional evaluation will be offered.
During the second consultation, we will analyze the assessment and correct nutritional and micronutrient deficits. This way you will have an individual treatment established according to the blood work and urines test you have carried out.