Supriya could not believe her eyes when her reports said she was diagnosed of Endometriosis which meant she had been bleeding from other parts of her body other than the uterus. She had been trying real hard to conceive in spite of the painful intercourse and all the more painful cycles in the last five years of her married life. She was prescribed pain killers and muscle relaxants for all these years but was never scanned thoroughly for Endometriosis. Yes, she was diagnosed of Endometriosis which is not a disease unheard of.
Painful menstrual cycles and infertility are what the women suffering from Endometriosis dread the most about. On an average, one in 5 women consumes pain killers every month for pain relief during their cycles. Normal menses normally give rise to certain amount of pain (known as dysmenorrhoea) in abdomen, thighs, groins, legs but certain disease conditions like endometriosis are known to produce severe cramping pain during ovulation and menstruation.
Endometriosis is a disease condition in which tissue similar to the inner lining of the uterus grows and induces a chronic inflammatory reaction. Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women during their reproductive age; which is approximately 176 million women in the world.
The symptoms of Endometriosis includes :
- Painful periods
- Painful ovulation
- Pain during or after sexual intercourse (dysparunia)
- Heavy bleeding (menorrhagia)
- Chronic pelvic pain
The complaints due to Endometriosis may vary during the woman’s menstrual cycle as hormone levels fluctuate.
Most commonly, the ovaries, fallopian tubes and the area behind the uterus (Pouch of Douglas) are affected, however in rare cases other parts of the body may be affected too. The area affected by Endometriosis bleeds each month, resulting in inflammation and scarring. Almost 50% of these women suffer from infertility.
Many women, like Supriya, suffering from Endometriosis are almost always advised to go for laparoscopic surgery sooner or later to remove the abnormal lining and the scar tissues. Conventional treatment consists only of pain relief and hormonal treatment to restrict the growth of the cells and retain fertility. Sooner the diagnosis better would be the management.
Homeopathy has time and again proven useful in the treatment of Endometriosis. The individualistic approach of Homeopathy helps in altering the abnormal tendency of the tissue cells to grow by depressing the over secretion of estrogen by the endometrial tissues. Try Homeopathy today, for a safe future tomorrow.
- Blog written by Dr Amrita Utekar
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