As we mentioned in previous articles, endometriosis that grows somewhere other than the endometrium also reacts to the hormonal signals of the monthly menstrual cycle by building up tissue, breaking it down, and shedding it during the menstrual period. As we know, nutritional supplements play a very important role in the treatment of all kinds of diseases. In this article, we will discuss how vitamin K helps treat endometriosis.
Vitamin K was first discovered by Danish scientist Herrik Dam in 1929. It is a fat-soluble vitamin. It is best known for its protein synthesis and blood clotting abilities. Dietary deficiency is extremely rare because it is caused by bacteria in the digestive system. Since it is fat-soluble, it can be stored in our body and we do not need to take it regularly.
II. How vitamin K affects women with endometriosis
1. Nervous and circulatory systems
Vitamin K helps convert glucose into glycogen, which is essential to improve liver function in the fight against the formation of bad cholesterol accumulated in the bloodstream that causes high blood pressure, hindering the transport of oxygen to the cells of the body, increasing the risk of heart disease and raising stresses on the nervous system. Glycogen can be stored in the liver, muscles and used in case of deficiency.
2. Abnormal bleeding
Vitamin K also helps in the production of prothrombin, which is an important substance for blood clotting. Women with endometriosis were found to be deficient in vitamin K, leading to heavier-than-normal bleeding during menstruation.
3. Immune system
Since vitamin K helps support liver function, it indirectly protects our body from environmental toxins that cause abnormal endometrial implants and adhesions to grow somewhere other than the endometrium, as we mentioned in the other articles.
Vitamin K is also said to be an important vitamin that helps regulate cell functions, including cell adhesion, cell proliferation, and protection against the cell’s cytoskeleton to break through the membrane and protrude, leading to loss of cell membrane. asymmetry and membrane binding. Vitamin K deficiency can cause an increased risk of irregular cell growth, such as endometriosis.
Since vitamin K deficiency causes heavy bleeding in women with endometriosis attached to the abdominal region, leading to anemia as a result of depletion of red blood cells in the body or the body’s inability to produce more red blood cells to cover the loss during the menstruation.