Monday, January 12, 2009

Endometriosis and Calcium

As we mentioned in previous articles, endometriosis growing somewhere else other than the endometrium also reacts to hormonal signals of the monthly menstrual cycle by building up tissue, breaking it, and eliminating it through the menstrual period. As we know, nutritional supplements play a very important role in some culture in treating all kind of diseases. In this article, we will discuss how calcium helps to treat endometriosis.

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I. Definition
Calcium (Ca) is a trace mineral with the chemical number 32. Besides playing an important role in building stronger, denser bones early in life and keeping bones strong and healthy later in life, it also helps to strengthen the immune system through cell division, and regulates cell growth and muscle tone.

II. How Calcium effects women with endometriosis.
Women with endometriosis are found to have low levels of calcium 10 days before menstruation because of the unbalancing of levels of magnesium or inability of digestive absorption.

1. Immune system

Since calcium is vital for cell physiology, it helps to strengthen the communication of cells through waves of calcium and other small molecules to cells hundreds of micrometers away, which is essential for the function of the immune system.

2. Cell growth
Since calcium is vital for cell division, the right levels of calcium helps to maintain healthy cell growth and avoid cell abnormality such as some peritoneal cells developing into endometrial cells in the abdomen.

3. Nervous system
The strong bond between cells in the body through waves of calcium helps to strengthen the functions of cells in the nervous system which decrease the risk of nervous tension resulting in symptoms of endometriosis. Deficiency of calcium weakens the communication process leading to confusion, memory loss, and depression

4. Menstrual cramps
Calcium is needed to maintain the uterine muscle's tone. Deficiency of calcium cause hyperactive muscles, including in the uterine muscles.

5. Coagulation
Since blood clotting requires the proteins made in the liver, calcium, vitamin K and platelets together with substances released from damaged tissue, deficiency of calcium causes heavy bleeding for women with endometriosis.

Since endometriosis is treatable and manageable by natural remedies and a self help course, if you have endometroisis, please look on the bright side.

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