It is a disorder in which the tissue which normally grows inside the uterus starts growing outside it – such as the pelvic cavity, fallopian tubes, ovaries, vagina, cervix, bladder, intestines or even lungs. And it even behaves the same way as the uterine tissue – shedding in response to the female hormones every month during menstruation. And because it does not have an outlet – like the uterus does – it gets accumulated there causing pain, discomfort and complications like cysts etc.
The common symptoms of endometriosis are:
- Irregular periods
- Unbearable pelvic pain anytime during the month
- Painful periods
- Hardly any or heavy, excessive menstrual bleeding
- Painful sexual activity
- Difficulty in conceiving
- Other symptoms like constipation, diarrhoea, dysuria, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, low grade fever, headache may or may not be present
The exact cause of endometriosis is not certain, but there are several possible explanations for it:
Retrograde menstruation: It is a condition where some amount of the normal menstrual blood flows back in to the pelvic cavity and starts to proliferate on the organs there, such as the tubes, ovaries, pelvic cavity, intestinal walls etc.
Family history: Women who have a close relative with endometriosis are at a greater risk of developing it.
Metaplasia: Is a condition in which the endometrial tissue starts growing at a location other than the uterine cavity
Surgical scar implantation: After a hysterectomy or a c-section, endometrial cells may get attached to the surgical incision and start to proliferate there.
Homeopathy for endometriosis
Homeopathy shows the most promising results in endometriosis and many women have benefitted with this holistic treatment. Homeopathy is built on a solid foundation of time-tested scientific principles and the latest advances and research in this field have brought a whole new dimension to it. While treating endometriosis, a homeopath tries to achieve a harmonious balance within the body and tries to correct what is unnatural or ‘not normal’. Homeopathy remedies decrease the production of oestrogen by the endometrial tissue thereby pulling the brakes on abnormal endometrial proliferation. The ectopic endometrium can be effectively reduced and the body starts functioning normally and naturally. Homeopathic medicines like Sepia, Thuja, Murex, Thlaspi, Nux Vomica, Secale Cor, etc. and many more work beautifully in Endometriosis.
Please note that Homeopathy medicine is prescribed after a detailed case study by an experienced Homeopath. Self medication is not advisable and may not prove beneficial.