Endometriosis is a common gynaecological condition where cells that normally are found inside the uterus, migrate to other areas of the body, most commonly the ovaries, fallopian tubes, bowel and bladder and although rare, in some cases the nose and even the lungs.
It is a chronic and debilitation condition that causes painful heavy periods and can lead to fatigue, bowel and bladder problems as well as infertility. It is estimated that around 1.5 million women in the UK are currently living with the condition and unfortunately there is currently no cure.
Treatment for endometriosis is mainly about managing the symptoms and can include invasive surgery, hormone treatment and pain relieve. But what if there was another way?
Fiona Hutchison is a registered Nutritional Therapist that specialises in female hormone balance.
Fiona, based at Lymm Osteopathic Practice, is passionate about helping women regain control of their hormones via nutrition and lifestyle.
Fiona knows what it’s like to suffer at the mercy of your hormones because she has herself experienced the devastating consequences of being diagnosed with endometriosis.
After trying to get pregnant for two years with no luck, it was during investigations that she was diagnosed with stage 3 endometriosis which unfortunately had caused severe scarring, ovarian cysts and had blocked her fallopian tubes and her only hope of achieving pregnancy was via IVF. Even though she had always suffered painful, heavy periods, she felt that her symptoms were normal for her so didn’t question that it could be anything more serious.
After having received the devastating diagnosis, she was told that there was nothing that she could do to help her condition, and it was this that spurred her on to do her own research into nutrition where she discovered that there was actually a lot that she could do.
Fiona started to change her diet and lifestyle and after a few months she started to notice that she she was feeling less tired, bloated, her skin improved, she had more energy and her periods were lighter and less painful. The change in diet and lifestyle were having an amazing impact and even though she had to embark on IVF due to the damage that the endometriosis had caused, she did go on to conceive and give birth to her daughter in 2011.
Fiona discovered that she needed to know more about nutrition and how it impacts on hormones, so she studied naturopathic nutrition with the prestigious College of Naturopathic Medicine and qualified at the end of 2018.
Fiona helps women with all hormonal imbalances ranging from endometriosis, fibroids, Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), perimenopause and menopause as she understands that women do not need to just put up with their symptoms.
Fiona always offers a free discovery call to ascertain whether nutritional therapy is the right approach for the client. Prior to the first consultation, Fiona will then undertake a detailed health assessment and then uses a personalised approach for her clients, taking into consideration their lifestyle using nutrition and at times, supplements to help women manage their symptoms and gain control over their hormones naturally.
Fiona is registered with BANT and CNHC and appointments can be made by contacting Lymm Osteopathic Practice or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org