7 Reasons why Endometriosis causes Pelvic Pain You Should Know

7 Reasons why Endometriosis causes Pelvic Pain

7 Reasons why Endometriosis causes Pelvic Pain

One of the key symptoms when you have Endometriosis is Pelvic Pain. It plagues you daily and yet somehow we don’t really know why we have pelvic pain and more importantly how to reduce it. Here are 10 Reasons I believe we have Pelvic Pain. I have provided links to articles which will help you reduce pelvic pain for each point.
1. Inflammation
Endometriosis causes cells to grow in places where they should not be. The body recognises this as a problem and so it sends out forces to try and deal with it. The area becomes a focus point, which means the body sends additional healing to the area. It is like when you cut yourself, everything rushes to the area to heal it. If this means it needs to swell up to get blood to the area, it will do that. The same happens with Endometriosis. Here is an article I wrote about Inflammation and Endometriosis which will help alleviate it for you.
2. Our digestive systems are struggling
I know when I cut out Dairy and Gluten from my diet I was absolutely amazed at how my whole lower stomach suddenly no longer had a shape – it was flat! Not sticking out and swollen all the time! Gluten and Dairy are hard for our bodies to digest and when we struggle to digest things, we get gassy, we get indigestion and yes we get bloated. This bloating pushes on our other organs, including Endometriosis cells and causes extra pain. Ever noticed how you are so much more sore when you have Constipation? It all adds to pelvic pain. Read these articles for solutions:
3. The bladder
Our bladder becomes inflammed just as easily as our bowels do, which just adds to pelvic pain. Most of us probably suffer from Interstitial Cystitis. When our hormones are out of balance it actually affects our bladders lining at the same time. Ever noticed how your IC is worse just before your period? I certainly have! When the bladder becomes inflammed it also causes pelvic pain in the abdominal area, even in areas which don’t seem related to the bladder.
4. The Endometriosis is growing
The more pelvic pain you experience, the more likely it is that the Endometriosis is growing and developing further. This is a key symptom after all in deciding on whether things are getting better or worse with your healing. The more cells forms, the more the body will try and heal and send further messengers to try and reduce the problem.
5. The prostaglandins are out of balance
We have two types of Prostaglandins which work together that relate to Endometriosis. There are the ones that reduce inflammation and clotting and there are the ones that increase it. When we don’t have the necessary foods and supplements the body needs to supply the good prostaglandins, it is forced to use the bad prostaglandins which cause clotting and inflammation. All that inflammation is felt in the uterus, bladder and bowels which inevitably leads to more pelvic pain for us.
6. There is a lack of movement in the area
Have you ever noticed that when you sit still all day, that the feeling of bloating and swelling is much worse? Does it hurt to move because you have so much pelvic pain? This is because there is no movement in the abdominal area! Even though it feels too sore to move with all that pelvic pain, it is important to get the blood flowing and encourage oxygenation in the area. Just get up and touch your toes 10 times as you lift up each time and you will notice an instant improvement.
7. There is a blockage in the area
Doesn’t it feel like there is something just sitting in your abdomen you just want to yank out? Like there is some massive lump or thing in there? According to Chinese Medicine our condition is called a stagnation of blood or Qi Blockage. It is possible to stimulate the flow of Qi to the area to allow the blockage to move out. That blockage is often directly linked to an emotional attachment, according to the Chinese, so it is worth focusing on healing those aspects within yourself to alleviate abdominal pain.


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