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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How to Lower Estrogen

too much estrogenToo much estrogen can cause heavy periods, breast pain, fibroids, and premenstrual irritability. It can also suppress thyroid function and increase the risk of breast cancer.

What natural treatment works to lower estrogen? To understand that, you need to think about the types of estrogen and why they’re high.

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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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