Thursday, 10 January 2008

Nutritional Intervention helps endometriosis pain control

A research study published in the Fertility and Sterility Journal, December 2007 published on reuters, supports the use of dietary therapy intervention for women suffering from endometriosis.

Endometriosis affects approximately 2 million women in the UK, most of which are diagnosed between the ages of 25 and 40. Endometriosis can occur in several places in the body, most commonly including the fallopian tubes, the ovaries, the bladder, the bowel, the intestines, the vagina, and the rectum. As a result, endometriosis can cause infertility in some women. In addition, many women with the condition are often thought to have lower immunity to other conditions.

The study looked at women who took hormone suppression, dietary therapy or a placebo. The researchers stated that the latter two groups reported less menstrual pain, non-menstrual pelvic pain, and pain during intercourse at 12 months' follow-up than did women who received the placebo. Women in all treatment groups also experienced significant improvements in quality of life measures.

Consequently, seeking professional dietary advice may help considerably with this debilitating condition, says UrBod Nutritionist Melody Mackeown Dip.ION (mBANT), specialist in pre-conceptual care, fertility and pregnancy.

To find out more, contact UrBod Nutritionist Melody Mackeown Dip.ION

SOURCE: Fertility and Sterility, December 2007.