What is Endometriosis?


Endometriosis is a condition characterized by the growth of endometrium-like tissue outside of the uterus. It is most commonly found in the pelvic cavity, on ovaries, bowel, intestines and bladder but can be found all over the body, including on the lungs, within muscles and even in the brain.

These growths respond to cyclic changes of estrogen. They grow and shed in a similar manner to the endometrial lining in our uterus.

This cycle activity results in internal bleeding, formation of scar tissue, inflammation and sometimes debilitating chronic pain.

What is Endometriosis?

Symptoms:

  • Painful periods

  • Pelvic pain

  • Pain with sex

  • Bowel upset

  • Bowel pain

  • Infertility

  • Ovarian mass

  • Pain with urination

  • Other urinary problem

First-degree relatives of affected women are 5-7 times more likely to have surgically confirmed disease. Most experts feel that the development of endometriosis is determined by a combination of multiple genes and environmental effects.

Conventional treatment of endometriosis includes pain medications, hormone therapies and surgery. This approach is outdated and not very effective. It has high rates of recurrence, presents a long list of side effects and typically requires more medications and more surgeries.

Surgery itself is a procedure with its own risks and can cause adhesions and damage in the process.

Endometriosis is a condition where tissue has grown OUTSIDE of the uterus, so removing the uterus (hysterectomy) is not an effective long-term cure. It does not address the root cause of the condition and again, typically results in recurrence of symptoms.

As a side note, endometriosis patients have a tendency to develop a host of other symptoms like allergies, fibromyalgia, asthma, eczema, autoimmune inflammatory disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, hypothyroidism and some cancers. Again, this indicates that there are mechanisms associated with endometriosis that stretch far beyond the uterus.

Natural treatment is an approach that treats the symptoms while addressing the ROOT CAUSE of disease. It focuses on each person as an individual and creates outcomes that help patients immediately AND in the long-run.


 

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