Endometriosis is a common and often painful disorder of the female reproduction system. It is estimated that 10-15 percent of women in their reproductive years suffer from the condition.
How does endometriosis develop?
In this condition, the tissue that normally lines the uterus, called endometrium, becomes implanted outside the uterus, most commonly on the fallopian tubes, the ovaries or the tissue lining the pelvis. The endometrial tissue outside the uterus responds to the menstrual cycle the same way as the tissue inside the uterus—it swells and thickens, then sheds to mark the beginning of the next menstrual cycle. When the tissue outside the uterus thickens, it has no where to go, resulting in pools of blood that lead to inflammation and, eventually, scar tissue that blocks the fallopian tubes, interferes with ovulation and/or causes cysts.
Allopathic medicine has not identified a cause of endometriosis. One theory suggests that during menstruation some of the menstrual tissue backs up through the fallopian tubes into the abdomen where it implants and grows. Natural medicine has identified a link between the hormone estrodial and the development of endometriosis.
With female-related conditions, an estradiol excess (which can occur by taking oral contraceptives or other synthetic forms of estrogen) often is found to be part of the patient’s physiology. Knowing that the development of the disease may be closely linked to this factor, natural medicine practioners always address this excess in treating endometriosis.
What are the symptoms of endometriosis?
The most common symptom of endometriosis is pain. The pain usually begins a day or two before the menstrual cycle begins and continues during menstruation. There can be occasional heavy periods or bleeding between periods, pelvic pain during ovulation, sharp deep pain in the pelvis during intercourse, pain during bowel movements or urination, and possible infertility.
Conventional medical treatments may help relieve the symptoms of endometriosis but they do not address the root of the problem. Discover why we believe that natural medicine treatments are the best way to treat endometriosis.
At Sunridge Medical, our highly-trained physicians are experts in providing an integrated approach to the treatment of cancer and chronic disease. Our treatment plans are individualized, and involve both traditional and alternative medicines.
The physicians at Sunridge Medical have found that symptoms frequently can be improved and even reversed with our natural treatments. We take a holistic approach to patient care and strive not only treat the disease, but also alleviate symptoms, increase quality of life and, most importantly, address the underlying cause of disease.
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