The lining of your uterus is made up endometrial tissues. During ovulation the endometrial tissues builds up and thicken to prepare for pregnancy. However if no pregnancy occur, they will breakdown during menses and exit the body.
Endometriosis is a condition where this endometrial tissues grows abnormally outside the uterus. These endometrial tissues can get attached to ovaries, pelvic ligaments, fallopian tubes or even other abdominal cavities such as the bladder, bowels etc.
When these endometrial tissues that are outside the uterus bleed during menses, the blood becomes trapped and unable to escape. This leads to inflammation and severe period pain. Over time, they accumulate causing the development of scar tissues also known as adhesions.
Adhesions are fibrous-like bands causing structures and organs to stick to one another. When these structures and organs abnormally stick to one another, it causes obstruction of regular function of an organ, such as block the fallopian tube or even displace the entire organ.
Some of the more common endometriosis symptoms include:
Painful menstrual period before and during menses
Pain during and/or after sexual intercourse
Lower back pain during menses
Diarrhoea or constipation during menses
Pain while urinating and defecating during menses.
Heavy bleeding or bleeding between periods
Other symptoms such as fatigue and nausea
How Does Endometriosis Affect Your Fertility
Although endometriosis is not a direct infertility condition, studies has shown about one-third to one-half of women suffering from this condition has problems conceiving.
This is because endometriosis – which leads to the formation of adhesions – commonly occurs in areas which prevents the sperm from meeting the egg (such as the ovary or fallopian tube).
Other ways endometriosis can affect fertility is by causing damage to the egg or the sperm; and also due to an excess of the hormones estrogen. Hormonal balance is crucial for a timely ovulation and menstruation.
WHAT DOES OUR CLIENTS SAY?
One of the more common menstrual symptoms that our clients complain of is mild to severe pain/cramps before and during menses. The pain can be so severe that it imapirs their ability to function properly or to go to work.
Although some have been diagnosed with endometriosis, others have the classic symptoms of endometriosis but have never checked with their doctors.
Nevertheless, following our treatment, clients have reported a significant reduction of menstruation pain and a more regular cycle. There is also an improved menses volume and lesser clots.