Do you cramp often even when your cycle isn’t on the way? Are the cramps so bad that you need vacation time off of work or school? Do you experience pain during intercourse? Do you experience excessive bleeding during that time of the month for more than 5-7 days?
After countless studies and years of research it’s obvious that women deal with more than what’s known to the naked eye. Endometriosis, an often painful disorder in which tissue that forms the lining of your uterus grows outside of your uterine cavity, has been a stinger within our community for YEARS but, so many of us are unaware and have written these symptoms off as “normal”.
I’m here to tell you harsh cramping pre cycle is NOT normal, not being able to get up to do usual activities due to cramps is NOT normal, painful bowel movements during that time of the month is NOT normal, and nausea on your cycle is NOT normal!
Many believe that endometriosis is similar to an STD when actually, it’s not. It is mostly hereditary and caused by a diet that is toxic to your womb. Many of our foremothers weren’t actually tested for this disease which leaves most of us unaware of this common issue.
Many women with endometriosis search for natural ways to relieve their symptoms. While some home remedies may help to temporarily relieve pain, most women find vaginal steams to be a tremendous help.
Vaginal Steaming is an old holistic herbal practice that has been used for centuries to cleanse, detox, and revitalize the womb or vagina. It has also been called V-steaming bajo, or hipbath. Women in Asia and Africa were yoni steaming long before a lot of us knew about it. It has been known to boost fertility and balance the ph. Other benefits of V-Steaming are:
Soothes Menstrual Cramps
Detoxifies the Womb
Decreases Menstrual Flow
Regulates Menstrual Cycle
Helps Heal C-Section Scars
Besides trying at home remedies, you should have annual check ups especially if there’s some discomfort. Remember, its important that you maintain a happy and healthy vajayjay.
If you are experiencing severe pelvic pain, a range of immune disorders, including allergies, asthma, eczema, yeast infections, and certain autoimmune diseases, visit a certified herbal practitioner or a medical doctor for a definite diagnosis.
Endometriosis is sometimes mistaken for other conditions that can cause pelvic pain, such as pelvic inflammatory disease, or ovarian cysts. It can also be confused with irritable bowel syndrome, a condition that causes bouts of diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal cramping.
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month and an opportunity to bring awareness to such painful disease. Endometriosis affects about 200 million women worldwide and about 1 out of every 10 women in the United States.