On a segment for HuffPost Live, host Nancy Redd led a discussion on how painful sexual intercourse caused by medical conditions can be managed and treated. Tausha Griswold, who suffers from endometriosis and vulvodynia, had a surprising solution: a junk food-free diet, also known as a low oxalate diet.
“Relationships are a big motivator for me to actually follow the routine very well,” she said. “My past relationships, it ruined one of my major relationships, the endometriosis did.”
Redd asked Griswold what happens when she was stops following the strict diet.
“My stomach swells up, to where I look pregnant,” Griswold said. “I can have throbbing down in my vaginal area. I can have sharp pains in my stomach. I can have overall pain. If I have any of those symptoms, sex will be painful.”
Joining Redd and Griswold in the discussion were Dr. Howard Glazer, a neurophysiological psychologist and Clinical Associate Professor at Cornell University, and Jill Osborne, President and Founder of Interstitial Cystitis.