What is Endometriosis, Symptoms, Treatment, Cure and More

Endometriosis: do you know what it is?

Endometriosis is a very common health problem among young women, who are in their fertile period . The disease usually comes with a lot of pain and, because of this, it can affect the quality of life of the patient, who will suffer constantly with severe menstrual cramps.

The problem may arise after the first menstruation, but it is more common for it to happen between 13 and 45 years of age. According to the Brazilian Association of Endometriosis and Gynecology, it affects approximately six million Brazilians.

It is characterized by inadequate growth of the endometrium, tissue that covers the inside of the uterus and develops monthly to enable a possible pregnancy. When it does not happen, the endometrium begins to peel, generating menstruation. But, when it grows and accumulates in other regions, such as the ovaries and tubes, the problem is called endometriosis, and it is possible that it can happen even in the bladder.

The types of endometriosis

Deep:

Considered the most serious type, deep endometriosis is responsible for the intense and frequent symptoms that are felt. The problem usually forms lumps that reach the rectum, the genitals and even the intestine. Women with deep endometriosis have a high chance of becoming infertile. Bleeding correction can be complicated, so it is necessary to analyze the risks that the procedure can cause.

Ovarian:

Small cysts end up being formed with the blood that lodges in the ovaries with each menstrual cycle. With that, they end up growing more and more over the months. Its size can drastically affect a woman’s fertility, so it is necessary to look for treatment options as soon as possible. Most of the time it ends up being essential to remove the formed cysts.

Superficial:

One of the mildest types, consists of the formation of small lesions in the pelvic region. Its diagnosis is extremely complicated due to its superficiality. Most of the time, women end up discovering its existence through the performance of surgeries that analyze the place. Although it is not considered serious, when it is discovered, it is necessary that it is accompanied frequently by a gynecologist.

Rectum-vaginal septum:

This type is very rare and affects the region between the rectum and the vagina. There is still little information about how the endometrial tissue reaches this region.

Wall endometriosis:

It often happens after surgical procedures. The appearance of cysts that are located close to the region of the surgery is common.

 correctly can make the problem return. Despite this, this situation does not fit in cases of surgical procedures, since most of the time, the outbreaks of the problem can be eliminated completely.

Endometriosis and pregnancy

Women with endometriosis also often suffer from infertility. According to the Brazilian Association of Endometriosis and Gynecology, between 50% and 70% of women with the problem are usually diagnosed with infertility.

Among the related reasons are: changes that end up preventing the woman’s ovulation capacity, changes that affect the structures of the uterus, ovaries and tubes.

Alternative options

Although it is much more common to recommend medications and surgical procedures to improve the condition, it is possible that with the help of some alternative methods, the situation will improve considerably. Therefore, it is recommended that the patient try to change her daily routine, when she is very inactive, and add the practice of some physical activity. Increasing the frequency of exercise can help decrease pain and even the incidence of endometriosis. In addition, it is possible that some alternative methods such as acupuncture improve the condition and increase the quality of life of patients.

Taking more care when eating can also be beneficial. The consumption of vitamins with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action can help to control the symptoms experienced, as long as they are accompanied by other medical recommendations. Check out the most suitable vitamins:

  • Vitamin C and Zinc : are responsible for the antioxidant action that protects the body against free radicals. In addition, its anti-inflammatory action helps to reduce the pain and symptoms experienced. Its frequent consumption helps to strengthen the immune system and accelerate the healing process of injuries. When the diet is inadequate, its consumption can be advised by means of dietary supplements, such as vitamins.
  • Vitamin A and E : also act in inflammatory processes and offer a reduction in the cramps experienced. In addition to the options found in food supplements, its consumption from vegetables, legumes and fruits is indicated.
  • B-complex vitamins : it also acts to combat the inflammatory process. It can be found in food supplements or in whole grains and fish.

Attention! 

NEVER self-medicate or stop using a medication without first consulting a doctor. Only he will be able to tell which medication, dosage and duration of treatment is the most suitable for his specific case. The information contained on this site is only intended to inform, not in any way intended to replace the guidance of a specialist or serve as a recommendation for any type of treatment. Always follow the instructions on the package insert and, if symptoms persist, seek medical or pharmaceutical advice.

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