Many women suffer from ovarian cysts, some without even knowing they have them. The cysts can cause no symptoms, or some very painful or unpleasant ones like bloating, one-sided pain, painful intercourse and bowel movements, and irregular menstrual periods. Unfortunately, cyst formation is a regular process of the body, but some may become irregular and problematic.
Luckily, there are some things you can do to avoid getting more.
- For one, you can start with your diet by eliminating BPA canned goods and plastic, reducing your intake of soy, processed foods, and other hormone-treated foods.
- You can also follow a fertility diet or the Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen.
- You should try to avoid exposure to xenohormones, like skin products with mineral oil, parabens, and emulsifiers.
- Also use natural detergents and avoid solvents and adhesives.
- You should also try to maintain a healthy weight and BMI by exercising and eating well, as excess body fat can cause an increase in estrogen.
- Additionally, there are many supplements you can take. Chaste tree berry, tribulus aerial parts and fruit, maca root, milk thistle seed, and so on can all nourish the endocrine system, liver, and ovaries.
- You can also use diindolylmethane to help the body metabolize estrogen or natural progesterone cream, for short term use, to balance levels in the body.
If you’re at risk for ovarian cysts, keeping your hormones balanced is key. #HealthStatus
- 1Ovarian cysts are very painful and are caused by too much estrogen.
- 2Excess estrogen can be reduced with a diet of Whole Foods.
- 3Maintaining a healthy weight and a correct BMI through diet and exercise.