7 Smart Ways to Manage Endometriosis ...

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While finding ways to manage endometriosis can certainly be a challenge, there are steps you can take to help prevent the condition from becoming a nightmare that consumes your life.

I first began learning more about endometriosis, which affects millions of women and occurs when endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus, last year when a friend was diagnosed.

Do you suffer from it, too?

These seven smart ways to manage endometriosis have helped my friend a great deal, and just might help others, too.2

That said, every individual case is unique, and what helps one person might not be appropriate for another, so be sure to always consult a doctor before making any changes to your diet, lifestyle or medications.

1. Establish a Birth Control Regimen

Since symptoms tend to increase during or close to your period, one of the best ways to manage endometriosis is to establish a birth control regimen that works for you.

Your doctor may even direct you to stay on birth control continuously or for longer lengths of time, skipping regular monthly periods, so work with him or her to develop the right plan.

My friend’s doctor recently told her that non-oral options like the NuvaRing or Depo-Provera shots are often preferable, since they won’t directly affect your digestive system, which endometriosis can upset.

Depending upon the specifics of your condition, other types of hormone treatments might also be considered, along with surgical options.

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