Endometriosis is perplexing to the medical world, we have a lot of theories, and some proof, but mostly we have to surmise how you the individual patient comes to a disease like endometriosis: but in summary: Here’s How Endometriosis Happens To A Woman
- It is a disease of lining tissue of the uterus appearing in other locations in the body, usually the pelvis, fallopian tubes, or ovaries
- 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 only 1/10 women will have endometriosis as a consequence.
- In some cases endometriosis occurs during fetal life when uterine lining tissue got misplaced as the uterus and vagina were undergoing original development
- 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