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Foods That Can Worsen Endometriosis for PCOS Women

While there are foods that can help manage endometriosis, there are also some foods that might make symptoms worse.

If you have both PCOS and endometriosis, you might want to avoid or limit these foods to help manage your symptoms.

Here are some foods to watch out for:

  1. High-Fat Dairy Products: High-fat dairy products can increase inflammation in the body, which may worsen symptoms of endometriosis.

  2. Red Meat: Red meat is high in saturated fats, which can increase inflammation and may worsen symptoms of endometriosis.

  3. Processed Foods: Processed foods, such as fast food, chips, and sugary snacks, can be high in unhealthy fats and sugars, which can worsen inflammation and may exacerbate symptoms of endometriosis.

  4. Gluten: Some women with endometriosis find that reducing or eliminating gluten from their diet can help reduce symptoms. Gluten is found in wheat, barley, and rye.

  5. Alcohol and Caffeine: Both alcohol and caffeine can increase estrogen levels in the body, which may worsen symptoms of endometriosis.

By being mindful of these foods and making dietary changes, you may be able to better manage your symptoms and improve your overall health.

As always, it’s important to consult with your healthcare provider before making any significant changes to your diet or treatment plan.

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