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How can I reverse endometriosis naturally?

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4 fertility expert(s) answered this question

Answer from: Luciano Nardo, MD, MRCOG

Gynaecologist, Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine, CEO & Founder, NOW-fertility
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No, you cannot reverse the endometriosis unfortunately. It is a chronic condition and in theory endometriosis could improve and after the menopause when there’s no more production of endogenous and estrogen. So, there have been reports of endometriosis in women with the average the menopause and so you cannot reverse the endometriosis is a chronic condition and the symptoms may get better as we get older.

Answer from: Sibte Hassan, MBBS, FCPS, MRCOG, MSc

Gynaecologist, Fertility specialist and Gynaecologist at London Womens Clinic
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The main problem with endometriosis is that because of most commonly retrograde menstruation, the endometriotic deposits respond to ovarian hormones every month so, if patient takes some oral contraceptive pill or some medical treatment which she has to take obviously back to back so that we can avoid the monthly menstruation, then body has got time to heal and control those endometriotic deposits and that is why people say that pregnancy is helpful in that sense. So, if you become pregnant for nine months and breastfeed because you do not get monthly periods – your body gets time to heal those endometriotic deposits. Obviously, the general health maintenance in terms of avoiding any foods which could lead to constipation, possible environmental triggers, healthy diet, weight maintenance, avoiding constipation, avoiding certain foods which contain fat, caffeine, gluten, very moderate sort of use of alcohol, avoiding smoking – all this is generally helpful in controlling the symptoms and possibly helping avoiding the progression of the disease.

Answer from: Andrew Horne, Professor

Gynaecologist, Co-Director EXPPECT Edinburgh, Chair of Academic Board RCOG, Professor of Gynaecology and Reproductive Sciences at The University of Edinburgh 
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Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be possible to do that but the caveat to that is there haven’t been studies looking at this specifically. We know that sometimes people feel their symptoms of endometriosis improve if they perhaps change their diet or make lifestyle changes involving exercise but at the moment, that’s really sort of a very personal thing and it relies on individuals. Maybe removing things from their diet, trying new exercise patterns etc and rather than something that can be prescribed by a doctor as such.

Answer from: Shamma Al-Inizi, FRCOG

Gynaecologist, Consultant obstetrician & Gynaecologist at South Tyneside & Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust UK
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It will stay, it can flare up and regress according to the hormonal status of the lady, for example, if the lady goes into the change, endometriosis will regress naturally and dies off and if the lady is pregnant and nobody else will not be as active as if she’s not pregnant. We advise a balanced lifestyle, exercise, a healthy diet – all these can help to regress endometriosis that’s naturally but it’s a chronic problem unfortunately so, it can always be there and if the lady is not on any medication because we are talking about natural regression of endometriosis and if she is living healthy and with trying all the anti-inflammatory dietary recommendations which we just mentioned, this can help and then which is not to recur as quick as if the lady is not trying the healthy diet and the balanced diet and the exercise and the life balance we spoke about.

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