These Lifestyle Changes Can Help Manage Endometriosis Symptoms

This episode of Shape Your Life from Africa News Network 7 focuses on endometriosis and how the disease affects women.

It’s believed endometriosis affects around one in 10 women worldwide and varies greatly in severity. The video explains what happens when endometrial tissue begins to grow outside the uterus, and how the misplaced tissue can cause scarring, inflammation, pain and for many women, problems with fertility.

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Clinical dietitian, Tabatha Hume, offers advice about nutrition and lifestyle choices that can help those who suffer from the condition. She shares some of the diet improvements that have been shown to have a positive effect on women’s reproductive health.

Endometriosis patient Rechelle Heldsinger explains some of the early symptoms women should look out for, including extremely painful periods. As the disease progresses, symptoms may include pain when going to the bathroom, pain when having sex and ovulation pain.

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