Endometriosis is a painful condition in which the endometrium grows outside the uterus. Endometriosis involves ovaries, pelvis lining, and fallopian tubes. The endometrial tissue gets thickened, bleeds, & breakdown down during the menstrual cycle leading to endometriosis. As these displaced tissues have no place to exit it gets lodged in the body leading to endometriosis and further leading to cysts. Endometriosis is seen usually seen in women between the age of 30 to 40 years, with positive family history, medical history of uterine abnormalities, reproductive tract abnormalities, pelvic infection, reduced menstrual cycle or increase of menstrual days, lack of exercise, alcohol or caffeine consumption, infertility or early menarche.


The exact cause of endometriosis is not known but there are different theories laid down during puberty the estrogen hormones transform embryonic cells which implant as endometrial cells.
In retrograde menstruation, the blood containing endometrial cells flows back through fallopian tubes into the pelvic cavity which gets attached to the pelvic walls and surface of pelvis organs. The endometrial cells are transferred to other parts of the body through tissue fluid or blood vessels. The endometrial tissues that are growing outside the uterus are destroyed by a weak immune system.

Signs and symptoms

The signs and symptoms are general weakness, fatigue pelvic pain or cramps, painful periods, lower back and abdominal pain, during menstrual period excessive bleeding, intermenstrual bleeding, or spotting, it may also lead to infertility, nausea, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, and painful sexual intercourse.

Ayurvedic view of endometriosis

According to ayurveda endometriosis involves all three doshas, kapha dosha increases the build-up of endometrial cells, pitta causes an imbalance in blood flow, hormones imbalance, menstruation, and inflammation whereas pain is due to vata imbalance.

Ayurvedic treatment for endometriosis

Pranava kerala ayurveda clinic focuses on various panchakarma procedures which maintain the balance in all the three doshas leading to the normalising of the symptoms of endometriosis. The panchakarma procedures practiced are herbal oil massage, steam bath, shirodhara (gentle pouring of medicated oil over the forehead), and herbal enemas along with some oral medications.

Diet & lifestyle changes along with home remedies

Pranava kerala ayurveda clinic will provide custom-made tailored diet and lifestyle guidelines to follow. Should avoid junk and processed food, milk and milk products, alcohol, smoking, and caffeine. Should consume plenty of water, whole grains, legumes, coconut water, fruit juices, and soups and perform exercise, walking, and yoga.

To find out more about how Ayurveda can help with the above condition, visit Pranava Kerala Ayurveda Clinic or call 0208 907 7902 to book an appointment with an expert Ayurvedic Practitioner.

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