What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a condition associated with the uterus. This condition is caused by uterus tissue growing on the outer walls of the uterus. There is no known cure for this condition, but efforts can be made to remove the additional tissue both naturally and surgically.
Stages of Endometriosis:
- Stage 1 is classified by menial scar tissue and adhesions to the uterus. Even those visible signs may be insignificant, symptoms can vary and pain can be severe.
- Stage 2 is slightly different from Stage 1, where the tissue growth may be a bit more embedded in the uterus
- Stage 3 is labeled as moderate. In this stage, there are multiple deeply embedded implants and cyst formations on one or both of the ovaries. Patients tend to show symptoms of nausea in this stage.
- In the final stage, Stage 4, tissue growth is much more severe since the cysts are much larger and adhesions have formed to scar. This stage poses the highest risk of infertility and should be considered urgent.
Symptoms Associated with Endometriosis:
Endometriosis is normally first noticed during signs of pelvic pain. In most cases, early signs of endometriosis are overlooked as pain is experienced during periods of menstruation, bowel moments, and during sexual intercouse. In other cases, pain can be experienced with the gastrointestinal tract and lower back. Other signs may include abnormal bleeding, fatigue, and infertility. If at any point, symptoms are affecting day-to-day activities, it is highly recommended to contact a physician.
Causes, Risks and Complications of Endometriosis
The cause of endometriosis is unknown. Studies are still being conducted in order to find its true source. Even so, there have been linkages of endometriosis to genetic backgrounds, hormone production, and issues with the immune system. Previous pelvic surgeries such as cesarean sections also pose a higher than average risk to developing endometriosis. If left untreated, a list of complications can be experienced, such as bowel problems, increased risk of heart disease, formation of ovarian cysts, development of ovarian cancer and infertility.
Treatment Options for Endometriosis
There are holistic, medication based, and surgical options to treat endometriosis. Typically surgery is recommended to remove the overgrowth and lesions, but like any surgery, there are higher health risks. Medications are another option to treat endometriosis, but may contradict with other active medications, especially those who may suffer from high blood pressure and diabetes. A natural approach to treating endometriosis is Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). By balancing normal hormone levels of estrogen with HRT and following a customized nutrition plan, the body can naturally diminish those uterine tissue overgrowths.
Global Life Rejuvenation helps to treat endometriosis with the use of Hormone Replacement Therapy. To see if you or someone you know is a candidate for this treatment, speak with our specialist for a thorough review. Call the number or complete the call back form below to find out if Hormone Replacement Therapy is right for you.