My 365-Day Journey: Day 79 – Living with Endometriosis

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Day 74

Like any other chronic illness, endometriosis comes with pain-free days as well as painful days. Besides medicine, here are a few tips to ease the pain:

Apply a hot water bottle or heating pad to your lower stomach. This can get blood flowing and relax your muscles. Warm baths also may help relieve pain.

Lie down and rest. Place a pillow under your knees when lying on your back. If you prefer to lie on your side, pull your knees up toward your chest. These positions help take the pressure off your back.

Get regular exercise. Exercise helps improve blood flow. It also triggers your body’s natural painkillers, called endorphins.

Eat a balanced, healthy diet. Maintaining a healthy weight will help improve your overall health. Eating plenty of fiber can help keep you regular so you don’t have to strain during bowel movements.

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