What If You Have Both PCOS and Endometriosis?

pcos and endometriosisPCOS is the hormonal condition of having excess androgens or male hormones. Endometriosis is an inflammatory disease that causes pelvic pain. They’re two very different conditions but they’re also both quite common. That makes it relatively easy to have both PCOS and endometriosis at the same time.

Here’s how to differentiate the symptoms of PCOS from endometriosis and where to start with treatment if you have both conditions.

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Immune Treatment for Endometriosis

endometriosisEndometriosis is not a hormonal condition. It’s affected by estrogen but it’s not caused by estrogen or “estrogen dominance.”

Instead, endometriosis is a whole-body inflammatory and immune disease, and possibly a microbial disease.

What does that mean for treatment?

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Is Wheat or Gluten Bad for Periods?

Wondering about wheat and menstrual health? Wheat or gluten is not usually a problem for periods but it can affect certain conditions such as endometriosis, adenomyosis, unexplained amenorrhea, migraines, and thyroid disease.

Keep reading for a short survey of how wheat affects periods, but first, let’s take a closer look at FODMAPs versus gluten.

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Is It Normal Period Pain or Endometriosis?

Normal period pain or endometriosisDo you suffer bad period pain?  You shouldn’t have to.

Period pain is common, so we tend to think it just goes with the territory of having periods. But “normal” period pain should not prevent you from going about your day. And “normal” period pain should disappear with simple treatments like dairy-free and zinc.

Put it this way: If pain doesn’t disappear with simple treatments, then it’s not normal period pain. It’s strong period pain and could mean you have endometriosis or adenomyosis.

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