Need to Know Endometriosis

0 17 December 2018

Endometriosis is a condition where the ‘Endometrium’, the tissue that lines the walls of the uterus grows outside the uterus. The ‘Endometrium’ is a vital lining of the uterus that acts as a cradle for the embryos during implantation. It is the most important part of a female reproductive system that is responsible for menstruation, pregnancy, and development of the embryo. But the displacement of this Endometrium i.e. the growth of this Endometrium in other areas of the body can result in a painful disorder called Endometriosis. But here’s why Endometriosis is such a painful disorder: Though it looks like a tissues displacement, Endometriosis is the cause of a lot of pain and has a serious effect on the reproductive health of women. To completely understand the condition let us go back to its basic function: During a normal menstrual cycle, a woman’s body produces hormones that thicken this endometrium so as to receive the fertilized egg after copulation. If the egg is not fertilized, the uterus sheds the endometrial lining which along with vaginal secretions, cervical mucus and unfertilized egg form the menstrual blood that is pushed out for every period. So, what happens when the Endometrium grows outside the uterus? When this same Endometrium tissue happens to grow on the outside of the uterus, it responds to t

0 1 June 2016

Endometriosis is diseases in which tissues that normally grow inside the uterus grow outside the uterus. Endometriosis is estimated to occur in roughly 6%-10% women. It is mostly occurs in age of thirties and forties. Depending upon the location of endometrial tissue it also affect the other organs such as ovaries, bladder etc. It also affects the women’s reproductive organs. The symptoms of endometriosis vary. Some women have mild symptoms and other can have moderate to serve symptoms. Pelvic pain is most common symptom of endometriosis. Dr. Neelima Mantri (Endometriosis specialist Mumbai) describe that there are four stages of endometriosis and these stages are-

  • Minimal
  • Mild
  • Moderate
  • Severe

Treatments for endometriosis pain fall into three general categories:

  • Pain Meditation-
  • Hormone therapy
  • Surgical treatments

Dr. Neelima discuss various reasons of endometriosis-

  • Delay in child birth
  • Heaving bleeding during periods
  • First period before the age of 11
  • Changes in immune cells
  • Early pregnancy
  • Low body weight
  • Alcohol use

Endometriosis can eliminate by various methods such as-birth control pills, GnRH agonists, danazol, laparoscopy, laparotomy, surgery to sever pelvic nerves etc. Endometriosis can cure early if proper treat