What we treat

London Hormone Clinic

Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a condition where tissue similar to the uterus lining is found outside of the womb.  Common areas include the ovaries and fallopian tubes, bowel, bladder, pelvis and sometimes even in the gastro-intestinal tract.

It is a multifactorial complex condition. Causes of endometriosis include retrograde menstruation, genetics, immune-mediated, environmental toxins and a hormonal imbalance.

There are varying degrees of endometriosis ranging from stage 1 (mild) to stage IV (severe).

It can be diagnosed by symptoms alone. A definitive diagnosis of endometriosis can be diagnosed by carrying out a laparoscopy.

Symptoms

Painful and/or heavy periods Pain during sex Inter-menstrual bleeding
Chronic low back pain Fatigue Pelvic pain
Infertility Pain on urination

Management Options

Things you can do at home Conventional approach Our approach at LHC
– Healthy diet (low sugar and low carbohydrate)
– Lower caffeine consumption
– Botanical medicines such as dandelion root and leaf
– Limit exogenous oestrogen exposure

Further Reading:
Henrietta Norton – Take control of your Endometriosis.
– Simple analgesia such as anti-inflammatory medication
– Conventional hormonal therapies such as combined pill or mirena coil
– Surgery, laparoscopy and laser, hysterectomy in severe cases
– Treatment with bio-identical progesterone is highly effective to counteract the effects of oestrogen
– Limiting exogenous environmental toxins
– Supplements such as DIM to promote healthy oestrogen metabolism