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9 lifestyle changes that may help with endometriosis

Endometriosis affects both your body and mind. It can make you feel anxious or depressed, which could make your pain even worse. Photo: Pexels

(Web MD) — Break a sweat: You may not be in the mood for a workout when you have pelvic pain. But if you run, bike, or do other types of brisk exercise, levels of the hormone estrogen in your body may drop, so your periods are fewer or lighter. Aerobic workouts also help your body make more endorphins, chemicals that make you less sensitive to pain. So when you feel up to it, make it a habit to move more.

Eat more greens: To feel better, eat more fruit, veggies, and fish. Women who eat a plant-based diet are less likely to get endometriosis. Also good: healthy fats like omega-3 fatty acids in salmon, tuna, and walnuts. (…)

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