What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a painful, chronic condition where tissue similar to the lining inside the uterus grows outside it, leading to pain, irregular bleeding, and possible infertility. It commonly involves the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and pelvic tissue.

The exact cause of endometriosis remains unclear, but it could be the result of various hormonal factors, having a family history of endometriosis, having an abnormal immune response, having a parasitic infection, or by menstrual blood flowing backward into the pelvic cavity.

Holistic treatment for endometriosis can help improve your quality of life and significantly reduce or eliminate symptoms.

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Endometriosis Symptoms

Endometriosis Symptoms

There are many symptoms associated with endometriosis, including the below. Some people might experience all of these symptoms, while others might experience only a few.

  • Infertility
  • Pelvic pain
  • Painful menstrual periods (dysmenorrhea, which can sometimes cause severe pain)
  • Pain during intercourse (dyspareunia)
  • Excessive menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia)
  • Gastrointestinal issues (such as diarrhea, issues with bowel movements, constipation, or bloating)
  • Fatigue
  • Lower back pain

How is Endometriosis Diagnosed?

Endometriosis is typically diagnosed through a medical history assessment, physical examination (including a pelvic exam), and medical imaging. Sometimes a laparoscopy is also performed, which involves a thin tube being placed in the abdomen to directly view the uterus. If needed, tissue samples might be taken.

Holistic Treatment For Endometriosis: What To Expect

Holistic treatment for endometriosis is personalized based on the needs of each patient. A treatment program will typically last between 4 and 6 months but could be longer.

During Your Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation, Dr. Yuabova will listen to your concerns and symptoms you have been experiencing, conduct a medical history, and perform a whole-body energy scan with your consent.

Her goal is to find and address the root cause of your endometriosis using diagnostic methods, which drives further testing so that Dr. Yuabova knows where to apply the specific testing that is needed. Once the cause of your endometriosis is determined, medical evidence will be collected in the form of a complete blood panel, and treatment can begin.

During Your Follow-Up Appointments

Your endometriosis treatment plan will be unique to you and will include a variety of approaches. Ongoing support is also provided to ensure you’re implementing the treatment plan correctly. Dr. Yuabova and her team will check in with you every 2 to 4 weeks.

Treatment can include:

  • A functional blood panel to assess hormone levels and overall body function
  • Nutritional therapy (oral or IV)
  • Neural therapy
  • Herbs and nutritional supplements
  • Minerals
  • Peptides / amino acid therapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Dietary modifications
  • Coaching and education

Benefits of Endometriosis Treatment with a Holistic Health Specialist

By receiving treatment for endometriosis from a holistic health specialist, you can expect the following benefits:

  • Customized approach to your treatment plan
  • Whole-body wellness that goes beyond symptom treatment
  • Natural therapies that work in harmony with your body
  • Proactive approach to treatment, rather than reactive
  • Emotional support
  • Hormone balance
  • Stress reduction
  • Improved overall quality of life
Benefits of Endometriosis Treatment

Endometriosis Treatment with Road to Fertility

Road to Fertility specializes in holistic and functional medicine, helping patients achieve peak health and sustainable wellness. For patients who value individualized care and natural fertility treatments that work in harmony with your body, we hope you find a home for healing at Road to Fertility.

Frequently Asked Questions

What causes endometriosis pain?
Endometriosis pain is caused by the growth of endometrial cells outside the uterus, which can lead to inflammation, scar tissue, and adhesions in the pelvic area, especially during your menstrual period.
How can endometriosis cause infertility?

Endometriosis can contribute to infertility in many ways. The growths or scar tissue formed by endometriosis can prevent the eggs from moving to the fallopian tubes from the ovaries, making fertilization difficult. Hormonal imbalances associated with endometriosis can disrupt the menstrual cycle and ovulation, making it difficult for viable eggs to be released for fertilization. Inflammation caused by endometriosis can compromise the function of sperm and eggs, reducing the chances of conception.

How is holistic treatment for endometriosis different from traditional treatment methods?

Some people might try taking over-the-counter medications, prescription pain relievers, invasive surgery to remove the growths, or a hysterectomy in severe cases in an attempt to treat the condition. However, many of these methods do not address the root cause of the endometriosis in the first place.

Dr. Yuabova’s goal is to to identify the underlying health issue that is causing your endometriosis, which will help determine the best form of treatment. In most cases, a functional blood panel will also be run to gain a better understanding of hormone levels and to get a clearer picture of how your body is functioning as a whole.

How can you treat endometriosis holistically?

Managing endometriosis holistically involves lifestyle changes and natural therapies alongside medical treatments. These methods aim to complement traditional treatments through a proactive approach to wellness, focusing on your overall well-being and symptom relief.

Traditional medicine tends to take a reactive approach to endometriosis treatment, involving medications to manage pain, hormonal therapies to reduce the growth of endometrial tissue, or invasive surgery to remove endometriosis tissue and scar tissue.

Do appointments have to be in person?
Our patients have the option of choosing between telehealth appointments or in-person appointments at our Boca Raton, FL location. This includes both the initial consultation and any follow-up appointments. When blood work or other testing is needed, we’ll send you to a nearby functional lab that can conduct the tests.