Endometriosis Natural Care
Endometriosis, is a chronic condition that affects up to 10% of women. Below will see natural cures for endometriosis, its causes and official therapies.
Endometriosis is a chronic disease, which begins by the presence of uterus inner wall tissue, that is, the endometrium. It's common in women suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Endometrium is present in other organs like ovaries, fallopian tubes, peritoneum, vagina, bowel. This causes internal bleeding, chronic inflammation and scar tissue, adhesions and infertility.
Endometriosis is often painful to point of becoming disabling. Starts with chronic pelvic pain, especially during menstrual cycle or ovulation, pain on evacuation, pain during sexual or post-coital act.
Cause of endometriosis is retrograde menstruation. That is, during menstruation, small parts of endometrial tissue would move in opposite direction in fallopian tubes and then implant themselves in abdomen or, in any case, outside uterine cavity. Retrograde menstruation is moderately present in all women, but only in some of them endometrial tissue is able to grow and take root.
Stress and excessive physical fatigue contribute to its development. But at this point we need talk about mast cells. Mast cell is one of most important protagonists of immune and inflammatory response. Inside there are hundreds of vesicles that contain many substances. When mast cell is called upon to operate to deal with tissue damage (from infection or trauma), these vesicles "degranulate". Hence, release their substances and thereby protect and heal surrounding tissue, promoting its healing.
If mast cell becomes overactive, and this happens for its metabolic dysregulation, quantities of substances released are much higher than normal. They end up being harmful: inflammation and pain, from acute, become chronic. Inflammation mediators (bradykinin, vasoactive factors, histamine, substance P, serotonin) and neurotrophic substances like nerve growth factor (NGF) are released in excess. The former cause oxidative damage from free radicals. While NGF causes multiplication of nerve endings, resulting in hypersensitivity to painful stimuli (hyperalgesia) and burning perception of tactile sensations (allodynia). This occurs in endometriosis. Natural remedies for endometriosis achieve goal of normalizing metabolic alterations of mast cells, cause of this illness.
Current therapies involve use of NSAIDs for pain therapy (but they are little or not effective as they only antagonize some biochemical mediators). Or a reduction in estrogen is carried out to slow development of endometriosis, thus causing an artificial menopause. However, the side effects of menopause follow: hot flashes, weight gain, night sweats, irritability, loss of calcium. They should not be administered for longer than 3-6 months.
Combined estrogen-progestins are still used (contraceptive pill, progesterone) which can give as side effects: nausea, headache, vaginal dryness, decreased sexual desire. Or therapies with androgens, capable of antagonizing action of estrogen and progesterone (gestrinone and danazol). However, the latter have typical androgenics side effects: hirsutism, virilization, acne, seborrhea, oily skin and weight gain. Then, official therapies are ineffective and burdened with many side effects.
But, natural cures for endometriosis that are effective and without side effects that act on pain and pelvic inflammation are possible. This is thanks to action of natural substances like Rhodiola rosea and vitis vinifera. They have an anti-inflammatory action, anti-free radical, normalizing the microcirculation. Then, there are other natural substances, like flavoproteins and coenzymes, which naturally contribute to restoration of mast cells metabolism. Rebalancing of their cell membranes ensures that a natural cure for endometriosis is obtained without harm to the body.