17th February 2019

What Is Endometriosis?

It is a chronic health disorder that occurs when the cells from the uterus grow in places outside of the uterus where they do not belong. Specifically, when a woman has her period, instead of these cells being passed
out, they implant themselves in areas such as the ovaries, rectum or other areas of the pelvic region, and in rare cases can travel to other areas of the body, this can cause severe pain and inflammation.

Symptoms of Endometriosis:
The more specific symptoms of endometriosis include but are not always limited to:
• Menstrual cramps that are extremely painful. This menstrual pain may worsen as the disease progresses.
• Chronic pain in the pelvic floor and lower back region.
• Painful sex or pain after sex.
• Intestinal pain that may be accompanied by painful bowel movements or urination, particularly during a woman’s period.
• Heavier than normal menstrual periods.
• Spotting or bleeding between menstrual periods.
• Fatigue, weakened immune system and infertility.

Another endometriosis symptom that many women fail to recognise is depression. The fatigue, pain, bloating and cramping has a negative effect on a woman’s sense of well being which can turn into depression.
Whether or not oxidative stress is the primary cause for endometriosis the fact that it has been associated with endometriosis cannot be denied.

Treatment
The first step to dealing with endometriosis pain is a visit to the doctor. There are treatments available to manage the symptoms this disease causes and help end much of the suffering it brings.
There are many natural ways to help to control the condition which I discuss further in my other blogs.

Much Love and Health,
Kelly Septhon