Natural Care for Endometriosis
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
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. Natural
solutions have a positive effect on endometriosis by reducing the factors that
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
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 first 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 circulating estrogen is performed 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.
Combined estrogen-progestins are still used (contraceptive pill, progesterone)
which can give as side effects: nausea, headache, vaginal dryness, decreased
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. The rebalancing of
their cell membranes causes the restoration of the immune system normal conditions
and the disappearance of disorders due to endometriosis.