How does exercise help endometriosis?

Exercise can theoretically decrease your risk of inflammatory disorders, including endometriosis. However, limited studies have been done on the topic, and no evidence has yet been found that endometriosis can be prevented or treated by exercise.
Researchers have found that regular exercise can help to prevent endometriosis. In fact, girls who begin to exercise regularly before the age of 15 are less likely to develop endometriosis. Regular exercise entails more than 4 hours a week of moderate exercise.

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Are you one of seven million women in the United States with endometriosis? If so, you may also be struggling with infertility. Endometriosis is a female reproductive disorder characterized by pelvic pain, inflammation and vaginal ...

bleeding. This painful condition can affect any female of menstruating age, although it is more likely to run in families. If you experience abnormal bleeding or pelvic pain, talk to your doctor. While there is no known cause, and no known cure for endometriosis, treatments do exist, including medications and surgery to reduce symptoms and restore fertility.

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