Endometriosis: Here’s the Reason So Many Suffer
- It is a disease of lining tissue of the uterus appearing in other locations in the body, usually the pelvis, Fallopian tubes, or ovaries
- It begins in the teen years
- The lining tissue gets access to the pelvis and inner organs during a menstrual period as the tissue shedding from the lining bleeds out the Fallopian tubes as well as the cervix
- Other women may have their pelvic tissue lining spontaneously convert from it’s natural state to implants of endometriosis
- You most likely have an impaired immune system, as everyone who has a period will have bleeding of lining tissue into the pelvis, but in most cases the immune system functions to clear these menstrual cells, not to have them implant, as only 1/10 women will have endometriosis as a consequence of menstrual cells in the abdomen after a period.
- In some astonishing cases endometriosis occurs during your fetal life when uterine lining tissue got misplaced as the uterus and vagina were undergoing original development: you are literally born with it.
- Once you have any endometriosis the tissue can move through the blood stream and lymph channels to get to distant locations like the bowel, the lungs, or other distant locations
- Then hormones get disordered as the endometriosis tissue can influence the ways estrogen and progesterone bind to tissue. Estrogen is activated, and the body gets relatively resistant to progesterone
At Women’s Health Practice, we have been the Central Illinois center for endometriosis care for many years and would be happy to offer you a consultation.