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Antioxidant Vitamins Found To Reduce Endometriosis-Related Pain


Antioxidant vitamins may reduce endometriosis-related pain by regulating inflammatory responses, reports a new review from Chinese researchers.


A chronic disease in which tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside the uterus, endometriosis can cause severe pain and make it harder for a woman to become pregnant. Affecting around 10 percent of reproductive age women globally, conventional medicine offers no cure. As a result, treatment generally focuses on controlling symptoms.

Published in the Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology journal, this new review examines the benefits of antioxidant vitamins in studies involving 589 patients. Evaluating the use of vitamins C, D and E, the researchers found that supplementation with these micronutrients can effectively alleviate endometriosis-related pain. Supplementation with vitamin E (with or without vitamin C) had a particularly positive effect on improving clinical pelvic pain. The researchers conclude that, for managing endometriosis-related pain, antioxidant vitamins can be used either on their own or in combination with other methods.

To learn more about ways in which women can benefit from micronutrient supplementation, see this article on our website.