Endometriosis is a painful and often debilitating condition that affects millions of women around the world. While the root cause of this condition remains largely unknown, emerging evidence suggests that parasites may play a major role in its development.
what is endometriosis?
This condition occurs when tissue that is typically inside the uterine wall (endometrium) starts to grow outside the uterus, in places like the ovaries, fallopian tubes, bowels, and other organs.
Because this tissue is endometrial-like, it grows, thickens, breaks down, and bleeds during the menstrual cycle. Unlike tissue inside the uterine wall, however, this outside tissue has no where to exit and it becomes trapped.
Depending on the area where endometriosis forms, it can cause painful cysts, scar tissue formation, and adhesions (where tissue binds pelvic organs together). It can cause fertility issues (typically due to blocked fallopian tubes), and for most, it is incredibly painful.
what are symptoms of endometriosis?
- Painful periods and/or large clots
- Long or abnormal length of cycles
- Frequent or constant pain all month long
- Heavy menstrual bleeding or bleeding between periods
- Pain during bowel movement or urination
- Lower abdominal pain and back pain throughout the month
- Painful sexual intercourse
- Ovarian swelling
- Painful ovulation
- Intestinal pain
- In very rare cases, bleeding after intercourse, bowel movements, or urination
Modern treatments often lean on surgery to cut out the problematic tissue. Allopathic doctors also often prescribe birth control, hormone therapy, pain medications that do no stop the spread of tissue, and for some women, a hysterectomy. While some of these might help women get pregnant, it does not address the root of disease.
While the real cause is unknown, there are many theories that include:
- retrograde menstruation, where menstrual blood that contains uterine tissue cells flows back through the fallopian tubes into the pelvic cavity instead of leaving the body
-hormones transform normal cells outside the uterus into endometrial cells
-the lymphatic system carries endometrial cells to other parts of the body
Lesser known causes
In recent years, the holistic community has pulled together evidence that suggests estrogen dominance and candida are behind some endometriosis cases.
However, more evidence is piling up to support that parasites play a major role in endometriosis.
How parasites play a role
Because parasites play a role in estrogen dominance (which plays a role in candida overgrowth), addressing parasites might prove to be a more effective root cause treatment.
Parasites also hold onto heavy metals (which candida loves), mold, viruses, and other environmental toxins which can affect hormones and exacerbate endometriosis.
More extensive studies are still needed, but anecdotal cases have shown that regular parasite cleansing can significantly ease endometriosis symptoms.
If you're struggling with endometriosis symptoms, it's worth considering parasite cleansing as part of your treatment plan. Remember to consult with your healthcare provider before trying any new treatments or supplements. By staying informed and exploring all possible options, we can take proactive steps towards better hormonal health and overall well-being.