What’s All the Fuss About Indole 3 Carbinol Endometriosis?
Indole 3 carbinol endometriosis treatment is becoming more popular as a treatment for endometriosis and is derived from cauliflower, cabbage and brussel sprouts. Endometriosis is caused by the formation of endometrial tissue outside the uterus. This tissue consists of stroma and glandular epithelium.
Endometriosis is not a fatal disease, but it causes distressing symptoms such as sub-fertility, pelvic pain and heavy irregular periods. Additionally, it can also have a big impact on your everyday life as the symptoms can be so severe that your social, marital and professional life is often affected.
It is used to reduce this estrogen levels and by so doing inhibits the growth and spread of the endometrial tissue. Your body produces three kinds of estrogens they are estradiol, estrone and estriol with the most potent of these being estradiol. Indole 3 carbinol endometriosis treatment signals to the ovaries that they need to stop creating estradiol.
The level of endometriosis is dependent on the level of estrogen in your body. It has been found that estradiol the more potent estrogen, is produced at a much higher level in women suffering from endometriosis. The treatment suppresses the production of estradiol.
Studies have found that the endometrial lesions also produce estrogen themselves. This means that there is higher estrogen levels (higher levels than that found in the rest of the endometrium) in areas where you have lesions. This is because the estrogen metabolism is impaired causing an environment of excessively high estrogen levels.
Indole 3 carbinol endometriosis treatment causes an increase in the weaker estrogens, estrone and estriol and reduces estradiol the stronger estrogen. The benefits are two fold. First the stimulatory effect of estrogen is reduced in the endometrial tissue. Secondly, there is a reduction in the risk of ovarian and breast cancer.
This treatment is given by a prescription for indole-3-carbinol that is taken at various doses based on the severity of your endometriosis. It works by giving the liver enough raw material to metabolize and eat up estradiol and by so doing reduces it.
This does not imply that estradiol is bad for you. In fact, estradiol is responsible for the growth of your uterus, vagina and fallopian tubes. It is also the most important estrogen produced by your body and is produced by the ovaries, placenta and adrenal cortex.
Additionally, it takes a part in distributing body fat in women and curbs height. It is also responsible for the development of outer genitals and breasts. However, in excess it causes complications such endometriosis, making indole 3 carbinol endometriosis treatment ideal.
Some of the side effects associated with this type of treatment include hot flashes. You don’t need to worry too much about these as they are temporary in nature. It is also important to note that indole 3 carbinol endometriosis treatment should only last a few months.
It has been found that DIM (Diiindolymethane), a health promoting compound found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, brussel sprouts and cabbage is less effective. DIM has been used over the years to reduce estradiol while promoting the less potent estrogens. Therefore, you should get better results with indole 3 carbinol. With the reduction in estradiol levels, your endometriosis will get better and the side effects will be reduced.
You may need to use this treatment along with other complimentary treatments as well so be prepared for that too.