Case Study - Weight Loss & Hormone Balancing for Endometrial Hyperplasia
This is the case study of 35 year old female Indian origin in the overweight category with one male child diagnosed with Endometrial Hyperplasia and Overweight
WHAT IS ENDOMETRIAL HYPERPLASIA?
Endometrial hyperplasia is a condition in which the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) becomes abnormally thick. Although endometrial hyperplasia is not cancer, it can lead to uterine cancer in some women. Endometrial hyperplasia is usually caused by an excess of estrogen without progesterone (female hormones)
How long does it take for endometrial hyperplasia to become cancer?
It takes ten to twelve years from the time it begins to grow for it to develop into endometrial cancer. There are several stages of endometrial hyperplasia, starting with simple, then cystic, and on up the ladder until the last stage, complex hyperplasia with significant atypia that is poorly differentiated.
Is endometrial hyperplasia serious?
Endometrial hyperplasia is a condition in which the endometrium (the lining of the uterus) becomes abnormally thick. Although endometrial hyperplasia is not cancer, it can lead to uterine cancer in some women.
Should I have a hysterectomy ( removal of Uterus) for endometrial hyperplasia?
Women with atypical hyperplasia should undergo a total hysterectomy because of the risk of underlying malignancy or progression to cancer.
COMPLICATIONS OF ENDOMETRIAL HYPERPLASIA
Productivity - Absenteeism from work or school or college is common which will lead to productivity of person. Mood swings can also affect productivity.
Anemia (low red blood cell count) - Complications due to anemia can affect a person`s health in many ways.
Cancer of the uterus - Many people get diagnosed on late stage upon progressing to cancer, but an early diagnosis can cure it completely.
Inability to participate normally in activities.
Menorrhagia (heavy bleeding during your menstrual period)
Signs and Symptoms - Fatigue, lethargy, weakness, mood swings, irritable , faintness and dizzy feeling.
Menstrual Cycle - Periods are heavy bleeding with dark colored & cloggy . Also ovulation pain and spotting for 2 days is present.
ULTRASOUND findings - Grossly thickened endometrial lining.
Histopathology report shows Endometrial Hyperplasia without atypia (abnormal cells)
Blood report - Microlytic Hypochromia. Rest all values in normal range.
Hormone Test - Done on the lateal phase of cycle shows only low progestrone level rest all hormone levels in the normal range.
DIET THERAPY FOR 6 MONTH PACKAGE FOR WEIGHT LOSS AND HORMONE BALANCING SCHEDULED
A personalised diet was planned depending on her body type , medical conditions and lifestyle were also considered. Diet mainly focused on hormone balancing.
She was overweight at the same time anemic mainly due to heavy bleeding on every cycle. Her bleeding was so severe that she went to hospital every month for injection. She was having a lot of signs and symptoms associated with weakness and low health profile due to heavy bleeding.
DURING DIET CONSULTATION
She was a well disciplined client who followed diet and exercise very well without much excuses.
She started noticing the positive effects of diet therapy soon from 2nd month onwards. Her bleeding during cycle has reduced and her discomforts of palpitation and dizziness also subsided. Her Ovulation spoting also subsided on the 3rd month of therapy.
She exercised and followed her Diet and Exercise completely and guidance were given accordingly depending to her progress.
Upon completing 6 month package of Diet Therapy a follow up Ultrasound was scheduled to analyse the progress.
Ultrasound was done and showed that the thickness of the endometrium with Hyperplasia is completely cleared and is normal.
Pap smear was also done and shows normal . Doctor expressed his surprise and appreciated the wonderful result achieved with diet therapy alone.
However untill now an Ultrasound report of the after result was not provided by the Doctor.
Most of the atypia cells ignored may turn cancerous later. Today's world most of the women suffer silently or unknowingly suffer this problems without getting treated in the root cause. Most of them get diagnosed in a later stage where reverse wont be easy with diet therapy. Many women depends on medications for each sign and symptoms, but remember medications only superficially cover the symptom never the root cause.
With this case study also Diet therapy have proved to be a safe alternative and root cure in treating and preventing Hormonal Imbalances.
This case, she was able to take control of her body without progressing to the next stage.
She came to me with zero confidence on whether this would be possible with diet alone but the trust and her discipline to follow the diet well have made her achieve this wonderful result.
She also lost 10 kg in 6 months and remarkably reducing her body fat percentage.