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Endometriosis onset in mid/late 30s

in by HJL
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Is endometriosis an autoimmune disease? I’ve read things that indicate both yes and no. I have Hashimoto’s and other autoimmune conditions run in my close family (parents and siblings): Type 1 diabetes, psoriasis, Chron’s disease and Hashimoto’s. I had a c-section 20 months ago. A recent ultrasound revealed possible endometriosis. I’m wondering how to best care for myself (i.e. minimize surgeries). I’m in mid/late 30s so if I do have it, I’ll be dealing with it for a while. If diet is the answer, is there anything in particular I should be eating/avoiding? What about Dr. K’s diet, or is there anything else that I should be trying?


About HJL

Conditions: Hashimoto's thyroid disease

Doctors seen: MD – specialist

Treatment: Prescription medication/shots

Children: 1

Age: 35-44

HJL
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It is difficult to get all health care providers to agree on many conditions that fall under the autoimmune disease title, and endometriosis is one of those conditions that can be difficult to get a straight answer for. Many do agree that it is an autoimmune condition.

Regardless of the name of the condition, Dr. K's diet for those with autoimmune conditions can cause you no harm and may in fact help with your symptoms regarding endometriosis. Your health care provider should be your source of the best treatment ideas for your condition, but dietary changes should be considered. Monitor your diet or keep a food log to help you discuss your options with your doctor.

Terri Forehand, RN
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Answered on April 8, 2013

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It is difficult to get a doctor to say yes that it is, however, with your family history they should say yes and take precautions. Donot give up, I too had this .

belwood
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Answered on April 16, 2013

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