Monday, January 12, 2009

Endometriosis and Essential Fatty Acids

As we mentioned in previous articles, endometriosis growing somewhere else other than the endometrium also reacts to hormonal signals of the monthly menstrual cycle by building up tissue, breaking it, and eliminating it through the menstrual period. As we know, nutritional supplements play a very important role in treating all kinds of diseases. In this article, we will discuss how essential fatty acids help to treat endometriosis.

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I. Definition
Essential fatty acid is also known as vitamin F. It is a type of substance that cannot be constructed within our body, therefore it has to be consumed with diet.
There are 2 types of essential fatty acids:
1. Omega 3 fatty acid
2. Omega 6 fatty acid

II. The effects of fatty acids in endometriosis
1. Uterine muscles
Essential fatty acids play an important role in balancing the protagslandins hormones, without enough essential fatty acids, it causes the over-production of certain prostaglandins hormones that increase the risk of over-active uterine muscles causing menstrual cramps for women with endometriosis.

2. Nervous system
Essential fatty acid is necessary for oxygen metabolism. Without enough oxygen for our body's cells it causes a variety of malfunction of the body, such as increasing fatigue, memory loss, and diminishing the electrical transmission of the cells in the brain resulting in many symptoms of endometriosis.

3. Circulatory system
As we mentioned in other articles, essential fatty acid helps to lower levels of bad cholesterol and triglyceride in the bloodstream thereby increasing the transportation of oxygen and circulation of blood to our body's organs in the bloodstream lessening the blood flow during menstruation.

4. Hormone balancing
Since essential fatty acid helps in fat metabolism, it prevents excessive estrogen production from our body's fat resulting in reduced symptoms of endometrial cramps.

5. Immune system
Essential fatty acids also play an important role in detoxifying our body caused by environmental toxins or man-made compound with its antioxidant property.

Since endometriosis is treatable and manageable by natural remedies and a self help course, if you have endometroisis, please look on the bright side.

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