What If You Have Both PCOS and Endometriosis?

pcos and endometriosisPCOS and endometriosis are two very different conditions but they’re also very common. It’s possible to have both PCOS and endometriosis at the same time and that can make for some pretty tricky diagnosis and treatment.

Here’s what you need to know.

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How to Treat Heavy Periods with Diet and Progesterone or Prometrium

heavy periodsNatural treatment can work for heavy or flooding periods but you need the right treatment for your cause of heavy periods.

There are three main causes of heavy periods: 1) low progesterone or “unopposed” estrogen, 2) endometriosis or adenomyosis, and 3) thyroid disease.

Let’s look at each cause (and possible treatments) and then I’ll provide the top five general ways to lighten menstrual flow. You still want to treat the underlying cause, if you can.

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Calling All Vegans. Tell Me About Your Periods

vegan diet and periodsIf you follow my blog, you know how much I care about women and women’s health. I want women to be fully nourished and eat in a way that supports ovulation and hormones.

I am, therefore, concerned about any diet that seems to impair ovulation. That can include a low-carb or keto diet, which can stop ovulation and periods. That can also include an exclusively plant-based or vegan diet, which can stop ovulation, but more often seems to cause long cycles and progesterone deficiency.

If you’re vegan, I encourage you to keep reading and join the conversation in the comments. I particularly want to hear from anyone who has been vegan for at least a year. (And see below for a tally of the comments so far.)

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Is It Normal Period Pain or Endometriosis?

When period pain is 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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