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Woman Says A Change In Diet Helped Her Relieve Endometriosis Symptoms [VIDEO]

Update Date: Mar 24, 2017 10:11 AM EDT

A woman was able to relieve endometriosis symptoms she was suffering from with a change in diet.

When Jane Murnane was 33 years old, the pain and other symptoms had gotten so severe that she was given some advice to have her uterus removed in a surgery but she refused.

Pelvic pain is the most common symptom of the disorder. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that over 11 percent of women in the country between the ages 15 and 44 suffer from endometriosis.

Murnane had tried different ways to improve her condition with yoga, medication--both legal and unapproved--and several surgeries but her efforts were to no avail. Moreover, she developed depression and had to have therapy for it.

It was then she decided to use a different approach: altering her diet. She eliminated junk food from her diet and ate only plant-based whole foods.

In just a few weeks, she noticed a significant change in the symptoms. Several months later, she realized she had never felt as good as that. She dropped the idea of having a surgery and has not turned back from eating plant-based foods six years since she started on it.

Doctors say that the right diet can help relieve endometriosis symptoms. As it is in a lot of chronic and hormonal conditions, they are associated with the kinds of food we eat.

Omega-6 fats usually found in soy oil, canola oil and also in animal feed, have an inflammatory effect on the body. Women with this disorder may see an improvement if they cut out meat and junk food from their diet. However, they warn that this may not work for everyone, the People reported.

It is still unclear what causes endometriosis but researchers have found that genetics may play a role.

Most women with the condition report having pelvic pain. They may also experience any of the following: cramps that are not alleviated by pain killers and interfere with daily activities, periods that last longer than seven days, heavy menstrual flow, problems with bowel movement and urination, and pain during sex. Endometriosis may also cause infertility, according to Endometriosis Foundation of America.

Physicians caution women against treating themselves to relieve endometriosis symptoms.

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