Endometriosis and Pregnancy
Endometriosis and Pregnancy
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with endometriosis, did you know that Canadian hemp extract may be the answer? Hemp is a versatile plant that has many beneficial qualities. While it may not have all the pharmacological benefits of certain other pharmaceuticals, it does contain some that can benefit women who are suffering with infertility.
Endometriosis is the medical term for conditions that occur when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus is present elsewhere in the body. Common endometriosis symptoms in women include pelvic pain and/or disorders related to the bowel, such as diarrhea and constipation. These symptoms can be very uncomfortable and can cause pain during intercourse. They can also cause infertility, as they are associated with menstrual periods. The treatment for endometriosis usually involves a patient taking hormone pills. Some doctors believe that these pills can actually increase the amount of tissue that is being produced and this is why they can also affect fertility.
When used topically, CBD oil seems to be more effective than hormone pills at controlling endometriosis symptoms. The only downside to using hemp based supplements is that they are not available over the counter in Canada. Even if they were, most stores would not carry them because of the presence of an FDA warning on their label. In other words, getting CBD without a prescription is nearly impossible in Canada. If you live outside Canada and want to get your hands on some CBD, you will need to get it over the internet.
To obtain CBD, you must buy it from an accredited distributor that is members in good standing of the Hemp Trade Alliance. The website of the alliance will display a list of all its member companies. For this reason, it is important to do your homework before you purchase CBD from any source. Make sure that the source is reputable and that you are likely to receive a high quality product.
Unlike other extracts, CBD does not cause a significant amount of weight gain. It also does not increase the likelihood of developing cancer. People who use hemp for relief of symptoms report feeling more energetic and alert after ingesting it. This energy boost allows people to exercise more, which leads to reduced stress levels and a healthier outlook on life.
Although endometriosis is a serious disease that should not be ignored, there is no cure for it. That doesn’t mean, however, that it can’t be controlled. A healthy lifestyle and a number of nutritional supplements may help women with endometriosis control and sometimes even eliminate the condition altogether.
As mentioned above, there is a difference between conventional treatments and herbal remedies. If you are experiencing severe pain, you may only require prescription medication. Unfortunately, Canadian pharmacies do not sell prescription medications. Even if they do, your chances of receiving a strong, adequate dosage may be hampered by the presence of a prescription.
In contrast, herbal treatments may be purchased over-the-counter, without a prescription. Oils like Crataegi, taken in capsule form, have been shown to reduce menstrual pain and to encourage menstruation by lubricating sensitive tissue around the bladder and ovaries. Other oils like Black Cohosh and Red Clover are also commonly used as endometriosis pain relievers.
Other herbs have been shown to ease the symptoms of menopause and pregnancy. Indian Gooseberry is effective in lowering hot flashes, one of the most common causes of female menopause. Dandelion and Borage are helpful in alleviating premenstrual symptoms such as headaches and tension. Chinese Licorice and Wild Yam have also been found to relieve premenstrual symptoms. The herb Black Cohosh has been shown to improve the quality and duration of the female’s monthly cycle. It may even help prevent miscarriage and may improve the pregnancy of women who had previously experienced an early miscarriage.
When endometriosis and pregnancy are observed together, it is tempting to opt for hormonal treatments that can be applied while in a state of pregnancy. Unfortunately, this isn’t always an effective solution. Taking estrogen can actually increase the severity of symptoms, especially during the first trimester of a pregnancy. Moreover, many endometriosis sufferers find that their symptoms worsen during the second or third trimester of pregnancy. Doctors often advise women to wait until they give birth before taking hormonal medications.
There are some Canadian endometriosis specialists who believe that the hormonal treatment can actually reduce the symptoms of menopause and premenstrual syndrome. Hormone levels may drop naturally after menopause, causing endometriosis symptoms to disappear. However, hormonal treatments can temporarily increase the severity of the endometriosis pain. It is important to remember that endometriosis and pregnancy are two separate issues, even though they may occur simultaneously. It is best to handle endometriosis symptoms naturally, without resorting to hormone therapies.