Endometriosis & Chronic Pelvic Pain
Endometriosis and some Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPP) conditions can be associated with higher inflammatory markers. These conditions are common, with endometriosis affecting 1 in 10 women2 and CPP affecting 6 to 27% of women3. . Sydney Pelvic Clinic believes in integrated, holistic management that reduces inflammation when possible, and optimise nutrition over the long term.
What are the Symptoms of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain?
- Pelvic pain, either cyclical or non-cyclical
- Pain during sex
- Infertility or hormonal imbalance
- Heaving bleeding
- Back and leg pain with period
- Trouble falling pregnant
- Bladder dysfunction, including frequency, urgency, or pain
- Bowel dysfunction
- Gastrointestinal upsets such as diarrhoea, constipation, nausea, bloating
How can nutrition and lifestyle management help?
- Reduce gut symptoms including normalising bowel movements and reducing abdominal pain
- Improve gut-brain axis functioning by working with a psychologist
- Reduce inflammation
- Identify any trigger foods
- Improve stress, anxiety, and sleep
- Supplements to assist in symptom reduction and improved health