Endometriosis is a common health trouble in women. It is a common cause of severe chronic pain in women. One in every five women belonging to 13 to 45 age group undergoes endometriosis. However, it is not unusual in women after menopause.
The major problem lies with the 'endometrium', which is the normal inner lining of the uterus. The uterus houses the baby when the woman is pregnant. In endometriosis, these cells of inner lining of the uterus grow in places other than the uterus. Generally, these cells are found growing in locations like the fallopian tubes, ovaries, or anywhere within the pelvic cavity. In rare cases, these tissues are found in the eye, lungs, skin, diaphragm and the brain.
In normal conditions, the endometrium inside the uterus is shed sometimes during the bleeding that happens in the menstrual cycle. But, in endometriosis, the endometrium being situated somewhere else in the body is incapable to exit the body. However, it proliferates and intermittently, the bleeding also occurs, but into the body cavity in which it is situated!! The endometrium detaches itself, and remains shed inside the cavity. The shed materials consist of degraded blood and tissues, which are adequate to cause irritation and frequently severe pain in the affected area. Endometriosis depending upon its location can affect the normal functions of organs like bowels, bladder, and the intestines.
Repetitive pain and irritation can cause internal changes in the normal structures of the affected body part because of adhesions and scar formations. In very advanced cases, the internal organs of the pelvis combine together in a condition called 'frozen pelvis'. Endometriosis is a foremost cause for infertility in women.
The most common appearance is pelvic pain. Mainly, the pains are timed with the incidence of the menstrual cycle although it can undoubtedly take place at other times. These pains differ in nature, even if commonly they are severe, spasmodic and crampy. These can cause nausea and vomiting also
Many theories have been put forward to explain the cause of endometriosis, although none till date have clearly explained it! So, the real cause of endometriosis remains unknown.
Homeopathy has its time-tested helpfulness. Drugs used in endometriosis are geared towards changing the activity of the ovaries and consequently slow down the growth of the endometrial tissue. Homeopathic medicines possibly depress the over-secretion of estrogen by the endometrial tissue. Homeopathic medicines are distinctive in the respect that they can act as immune-modulators and probably improve the action of the immune-system in clearance away the irritating factors in endometriosis. Homeopathy is suggested as an encouraging line of treatment in the cases of endometriosis.