I hope two things.......one is you find this info helpful, and that you don't have this condition.
Kindest regards, Stephen.
Endometriosis is a painful Female Sexual Ailment in which small islets of Uterine tissue within the Endometrium migrate into the muscular wall of the Uterus, out along the Fallopian Tubes. This Endometrial Tissue sometimes further migrates to and implants itself onto the surface of the Ovaries, the Pelvis, (old) Scars, or Digestive System Organs. This "outcast" Endometrial Tissue responds to monthly cycles of Estrogens and Progesterone in the same way as normal Endometrial Tissue within the Endometrium by swelling with blood during the month and then bleeding at the time of Menses. Endometriosis causes severe Pain that commences prior to Menstruation and does not subside until after Menstruation.
When Endometriosis is confined to the muscular wall of the Uterus, it is known as Adenomyosis.
Approximately 5 - 20% of females of child bearing age are affected by Endometriosis - the average age at which Endometriosis is diagnosed is 37 years (it is a difficult disease for physicians to diagnose):
- Endometriosis occurs only rarely before the onset of Menstruation and after the Menopause.
These Substances Alleviate Endometriosis
Natural (exogenous, supplemental) Progesterone alleviates the symptoms of Endometriosis and appears to slowly reverse the proliferation of Endometrial Tissue that underlies Endometriosis [it is recommended that females afflicted with Endometriosis use Progesterone from day 10 to day 26 of their monthly menstrual cycle, increasing the dosage until the pain in their pelvic area decreases].
These Herbs Alleviate the Symptoms of Endometriosis
Chaste Berry restores regularity to the Menstrual Cycle in women afflicted with Endometriosis [scientific research - humans].
Orthodox Medical Treatment of Endometriosis
Danazol (an Anabolic-Androgenic Steroid) is often prescribed in the treatment of Endometriosis (primarily it alleviates the Pain associated with Endometriosis, however it also causes various androgenic (masculinizing) side-effects.
Synthetic, exogenous, Pharmaceutical Drug forms of Luteinising Hormone Releasing Hormone (LHRH) are commonly utilized in the treatment of Endometriosis.
Low dosages of Synthetic Estrogens are often prescribed in the treatment of Endometriosis (in order to suppress the manufacture of endogenous Estrogens that exacerbate the Pain associated with Endometriosis) [this strategy is normally unsuccessful as it does not prevent the proliferation of Endometrial Tissue that underlies Endometriosis].
High dosages of Progestins are often prescribed in the treatment of Endometriosis (in order to suppress Menstruation with the aim of minimizing Pain) [this strategy is normally unsuccessful as it does not prevent the proliferation of Endometrial Tissue that underlies Endometriosis].
Endometriosis can Cause these Ailments
Sexual System - Female
Dysmenorrhea can occur as a result of Endometriosis (especially if Dysmenorrhea commences after several of painless Menses).
Dyspareunia (i.e. painful sexual intercourse) can occur as a result of Endometriosis.
Endometriosis increases the risk of Female Infertility (epidemiological studies indicate that between 25% and 50% of females afflicted with Endometriosis are infertile).
Menorrhagia (abnormally heavy bleeding during Menstruation) can occur as a result of Endometriosis.
Metrorrhagia (bleeding from the Uterus at times other than Menstruation) can occur as a result of Endometriosis.