Tag: PCOS

Meditation in the management of endometriosis

Endometriosis is a chronic severe multifactorial inflammatory disease characterised by the presence of endometrial-like tissue outside of the uterine cavity. Endometriosis is one of the most common gynaecological diseases in women affecting around 15% of women of reproductive age. Adolescent women with endometriosis are… Continue Reading “Meditation in the management of endometriosis”

The potential of herbal medicine in the management of endometriosis

Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects 10-15% of women of reproductive age. Some of the symptoms include dysmenorrhoea, dyspareunia (painful sex), pain, and infertility. Epigenetics, altered hormones, inflammation, and immune dysregulation have been implicated in the progression of endometriosis. Herbal medicines have… Continue Reading “The potential of herbal medicine in the management of endometriosis”

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. This month I will be posting information on Endometriosis to increase awareness of this chronic silent condition. Endometriosis is a chronic severe multifactorial inflammatory disease characterised by the presence of endometrial tissue outside of the uterine cavity (e.g. ovaries,… Continue Reading “March is Endometriosis Awareness Month”

Can omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids improve metabolic profile in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in females of reproductive age with a prevalence of 6–20%. The main characteristics of polycystic ovary syndrome are chronic anovulation with or without menstrual cycle disturbances, hyperandrogenism and ultrasound evidence of morphologically polycystic ovaries. Women… Continue Reading “Can omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids improve metabolic profile in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)?”