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IBS and Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a chronic, inflammatory condition that can cause pain and infertility. A backward flow of menstrual blood and tissue back into the fallopian tubes and into the pelvis can implant on various organs and tissues of the pelvis and abdomen, where it becomes legions that respond to hormones. This activates an inflammatory response, and initiates scarring that cause significant pain, and in some cases, difficulty to fall pregnant.
Symptoms of endometriosis and IBS can overlap, and one study have found that 79% of women that have IBS may also have endometriosis.

IBS Symptoms that overlap are:

  • Visceral hypersensitivity
  • Bloating
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Tired of feeling bloated?

Do you sometimes feel like you have gained a few kilograms around your tummy just a few hours after you have eaten a meal? As though you have swallowed a soccer ball? Your pants are suddenly very tight around your waist and you struggle to hide the burps and flatulence?

What causes bloating and gas?

Bloating is generally caused by air we swallow when eating and drinking, and by fermentation of undigested short chain carbohydrates (FODMAPS) in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Fermentation and gas production in the GI tract is normal, but excessive gas production may cause problems especially for

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