Getting an endometriosis diagnosis can be scary and overwhelming and it’s easy to get lost in the rabbit hole of potential treatments. Fortunately, one thing that doctors do agree on is that a proper endometriosis diet can help control your symptoms. In this post we will look at which foods help endometriosis (and what a solid endo diet looks like) as well as some foods that it’s best to avoid.
In honor of Endometriosis Awareness Month, we share this powerful story with you. Sarah has been living with endometriosis for almost 13 years, and still was completely unaware that endometriosis was the cause of her problems. After being diagnosed, she created an Instagram account and a website and blog where she provides support to other women with this condition.
Roughly the same number of women have endometriosis as PCOS with 1 in 10 women having each condition respectively. While most women may be diagnosed with just one of the disorders, it’s possible to be diagnosed with both. Because both conditions affect fertility, studies suggest that having both can make it even more difficult to conceive.
Painful sex isn’t normal, but it is common. 3 in 4 women will experience painful sex, or dyspareunia, at some point in their lives. A frequent cause of dyspareunia is ovulation. 1 in 5 women experiences some type of pain during ovulation, which can interfere with sex.