Chances are if you’ve had ovarian cysts occur in your body you may be quite aware of the symptoms. While some women have cysts and do not realize it because they are symptom-free, often women are symptomatic. Typically, women will have a lot of pelvic pain which will bring them in to see their doctor. Through examination and imaging, the doctor will be able to diagnose if the woman has an ovarian cyst.
If you’ve been diagnosed with an ovarian cyst or if you have reoccurring episodes with ovarian cysts, it’s important to figure out what is causing them. Unfortunately, ovarian cysts can create fertility issues and sometimes depending on the type of cyst they can lead to even more serious conditions such as cancer.
Common Causes for Ovarian Cysts
There are some common causes for ovarian cysts, especially ones that are reoccurring. Often this has to do with an imbalance in your hormonal system. There could be too much estrogen relative to the amount of progesterone in your body, which can occur for various reasons. One reason for this is exposure to xenoestrogens.
Xenoestrogens are usually contained in all kinds of materials around us that we come into contact with daily. Things like:
- Personal care products we use – hair & skincare products, makeup, perfumes, etc…
- Some types of clothing we wear.
- The types of food we eat and what we drink – conventional dairy, meat, even some conventional fruits & vegetables.
Since these xenoestrogens can be all around us, it’s important to think of strategies you can take to lower the overall amount coming into our bodies daily. By doing this, you can better balance your hormone and keep them at optimal levels.
In addition to xenoestrogens, another thing that can cause estrogen levels to get out of balance is stress. This is a big one for women, especially women that lead busy lives working, taking care of children, family members, parents, and all those around them. Many women are under a lot of stress and pressure, which can cause their progesterone levels to get too low relative to estrogen, which creates an estrogen dominant situation.
Preventing Ovarian Cysts from Reoccurring
When it comes to preventing reoccurring ovarian cysts you need to make sure that your body’s detoxification pathways are working efficiently. The two primary detox pathways are your liver and your gut. If there is an issue with these pathways and you have too much estrogen and other toxins coming into your body, the estrogen and toxins can re-circulate. When this happens it can cause a buildup in the body, especially of estrogen.
If you know that you have had ovarian cysts in the past or you have reoccurring cysts, you should consider taking a closer look at this issue. By working with someone that can identify what the specific causes are for your ovarian cysts, you can prevent them from coming back. The reality is if you don’t deal with it now, it could lead to further health issues down the road.
Perhaps ovarian cysts are affecting your life right now. Maybe you are living with constant pelvic pain, pain during certain times of your cycle, or have pain with intercourse. Or, depending on the type of cyst you have maybe you are struggling with fertility. All of these situations can affect not only your marriage but other aspects of your life. If your pain is keeping you from work, social, or recreational activities it can disrupt your life.
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