Adenomyosis occurs when the uterine lining thickens more than usual. Typically, women with this health condition have lengthened vaginal bleeding, painful monthly periods, and chronic pelvic pain. These are the symptoms I experienced in 2019 till date after being diagnosed with Adenomyosis.
It turns out that unless you have surgery to remove your uterus, there is no cure for Adenomyosis. However, this medical condition is manageable. In this blog post, I’d like to share some home remedies for Adenomyosis that I practice to lessen the physical and emotional burdens we experience.
7 Proven Home Remedies to Manage Adenomyosis
#1. Heat Therapy
Heating pads are a type of heat therapy that helps to maintain consistent circulation throughout the body. It can help with aches, cramps, pains, and muscle stiffness. Usually, I apply heating pads to my abdominal or lower back to ease my pain. And when I take a shower, I’ll make sure the water is lukewarm. I also avoid drinking cold water and prefer to drink room temperature water. Doing so, my body will be warm rather than cold, which can aggravate my pain.
#2. OTC Medication
If the heating pad does not work, I will take over-the-counter medications such as mefenamic acid, Advil, and Panadol. They are anti-inflammatory medications that can help to alleviate and control pain.
#3. Minor Exercises
This may irritate some people because it is so cliche. However, exercise or physical movement can significantly assist our bodies in coping with pain. Minor exercises can help people with medical conditions, whether Adenomyosis or other health conditions like diabetes or heart enlargement. As mentioned in the book Ikigai (The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life), physical movement, even minor exercises, can help you gain longevity.
#4. Being Mindful of What to Eat
Being mindful of what food intake is essential for our bodies’ nourishment, regardless of whether you have health conditions or not. Now, after being diagnosed with Adenomyosis on top of a hormonal imbalance, I became increasingly conscious of what I ate.
One of the adverse consequences of unhealthy eating is inflammation in the body. Therefore, eating colorful, unprocessed, unrefined foods is highly recommended for Adenomyosis management. Here are some of the affordable foods I usually consume:
- Berries – Blueberries, Strawberries
- Fish – Sardines, Mackerel
- Herbs and Spices
I limit or avoid foods that can cause inflammation. For instance, junk food, trans fat, processed meat, fried foods, sugary foods and drinks, and refined carbohydrates.
It is difficult because there are soul foods that are delicious but can harm our physical bodies. But, as long as you are willing to live longer and have a healthier life, it will become easier day by day. To live longer and become healthier is my drive of motivation.
#5. Being Mindful of my Physical Activities
I must make sure that none of my activities involve heavy lifting. If I need to rest or take a power nap, I will do so to help my body charge up. Don’t overwork your body.
#6. Hormonal Pill Therapy
I am currently on hormonal pill therapy. I take active contraceptive pills daily to avoid getting a monthly period. The plan is for me to not have a monthly period so that the blood cells do not break through my uterine wall and become trapped. However, I was given a prescribed pill to take, which I strictly adhere to.
If you want to try this, I strongly advise you to consult your doctor first. So that all pros and cons can be discussed thoroughly before deciding and taking action.
#7. Happy Thoughts Only
I understand that thinking only happy thoughts can be complex, especially if you are in pain. This is something I’ve done numerous times. However, by accepting and loving my body, I have become more mature and in control of my thoughts. Here are most of the things I do to maintain a positive attitude!
- Taking a break on social media.
- Reading books that can help personal growth.
- Watching videos that can help personal growth.
- Listening to a podcast about leadership, creativity, and wellness.
- Connecting to loved ones.
- Connecting to nature.
- Doing what I love and enjoy, like photography and blogging.
- Nurturing my spiritual wellness.
I consider Adenomyosis to be a health condition rather than a disease. Our bodies would occasionally malfunction due to various factors, resulting in a manageable health condition. If you were diagnosed with Adenomyosis or Endometriosis, don’t be afraid to learn the pros and cons. Because such health conditions can be managed in the comfort of your own home.
I hope I have helped ease your worries and provided you with some super home remedy ideas to manage Adenomyosis. Stay safe, Lounger!
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