Living With: Endometriosis

June 13, 2024

Living With: Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a chronic and often painful condition that affects millions of women around the globe. It is complex and requires comprehensive management to address the symptoms and improve quality of life, but first it is important to understand it.

What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis occurs when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows on organs outside of the uterus, such as the fallopian tubes, pelvic lining or the ovaries. The tissue behaves similarly to the lining of the uterus, breaking down and bleeding with each menstrual cycle.

What causes Endometriosis?

Sadly, the cause is unknown and although there are many theories surrounding genetics, nothing has yet been proven.

What are the symptoms?

The severity of symptoms can vary hugely depending on the individual. These symptoms include painful periods, pelvic pain, heavy menstrual bleeding, pain during intercourse and infertility.

Treatment options?

Options for treatment include medication, hormone therapy, surgery, lifestyle changes and natural pain relieving methods.

Managing Endometriosis Symptoms with a Wheat Bag or Eye Pillow

A Wheat Bag or Eye Pillow can be a valuable tool in managing uncomfortable and painful symptoms. Unlike some pain management techniques that rely on medication, using a wheat bag is a non-invasive and a drug free approach. It is a great choice for individuals seeking natural pain relief.

Pelvic pain is particularly common and can be debilitating for many women. Applying a heated wheat bag to the lower abdomen or pelvic area can offer comforting warmth and help alleviate pain associated with flare-ups. The gentle warmth of a wheat bag can also help to relax tense muscles around the pelvic region, providing relief from cramping and pain.

Like any chronic condition, living with endometriosis comes with its fair share of stress and can be emotionally draining. For an uplift in mood and spirit, spritz your Wheat Bag with a scent of your choice, like our Lavender Mist. Using a scented wheat bag during periods of discomfort helps to encourage relaxation and clears the mind when it comes to dealing with the physical and emotional challenges associated with endometriosis.

By combining the use of a Wheat bag into a multifaceted treatment plan, alongside recommendations by healthcare providers, we hope to empower women to better manage their condition and live more comfortably.