Pelvic Inflammation



Pelvic inflammation is also known as PID or pelvic inflammatory disease. This can also describe inflammation in all of the organs in the pelvic area of the body. This affects the lives of thousand of women every year. Have you ever wondered why you feel a certain way, you feel achy in your lower back and abdomen, but you know its not the flu bug. These and others are symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease.

What is pelvic inflammation or PID?

Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection that causes an immune response to take place to combat the bacterial infection that some how has managed to get into the uterus and surrounding tissue.

The area of the body most affected is the ovaries, the uterus (endometriosis can occur) and the peritoneum (the peritoneum is tissue that lines the inner wall of the abdomen and our pelvis). This is why it is important to stop the bacteria in the vagina before it spreads into the cervix or surrounding tissue.

What can cause PID or pelvic inflammation?

If you have a bacterial infection that resides in the vagina and cervix, work to contain it in the vagina before it can travel up into the uterus and other parts of your reproductive system.

The bacteria can make it into the uterus for different reasons.

#1. The cervix is open during menstruation or at ovulation.

#2. Have you had pelvic surgery.

#3. Have you had a intra-uterine device inserted.

#4. The cervix can become infected and then become weak, letting the infection pass into the uterus.

#5. Having an abortion.

#6. Have you given birth.

#7. Miscarriage.

The other bacteria that can cause pelvic inflammation is chlamydia and gonorrhea. Both of these bacteria infect the cervix weakening the muscles, so that recurrence of pelvic inflammatory disease can happen again. PID is also another cause of infertility in women.

What are the symptoms of pelvic inflammation?

They vary from women to women but these are the most common.

A thick smelly discharge from the vagina.

They vary from women to women but these are the most common.

A thick smelly discharge from the vagina.

Fever. Hot but also have the chills. Our body wants to get rid of anything it knows does not belong.

Pain during intercourse.

Bleeding between your periods.

Vomiting.

Pain in the rectum.

Dizziness.

An increase in pain during your menstrual cycle.

Do you get a burning feeling when urinating.

Leg pain, or increased weakness in the legs.

Lower back pain.

Pain in the lower abdomen.

Nutrition:

Make sure you eat a great deal of fresh foods such as green vegetables and citrus fruits. Doing all of these thing will help our immune system cope with infection and inflammation a great deal faster, than if we eat foods that are refined. Eating foods that are high in antioxidants like (blueberries etc) help in fighting off disease, because they are anti-inflammatory in nature.

Vitamin E, C, Vitamin A and beta-carotene. These help the mucous membranes found in the reproductive tract to heal and repair.

Self help:

If you feel you have any of the symptoms of pelvic inflammatory disease then help your body balance the bacteria in your body as well as the vagina and uterus. Many women find that starting on a regular use of probiotics (good bacteria) help in more than the problem of pelvic inflammation.

Lactobacillus acidophilus (We make and use Kefir to get good bacteria into our body along with yogurt). This can be purchased at the health food store or some supermarkets.

A vaginal douche of goldenseal, yellow doc root, oak bark, marshmallow, and comfrey. Has been know to be helpful.



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My Disclaimer: The information presented on this site is not intended to replace the advice of you Doctor. The information is for educational purposes. All health conditions should be treated by a health practitioner. This site is not meant to dispense medical advice and dies not assume responsibility for those who choose to treat themselves.

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