The disease endometriosis treatment is best understood only by the women who suffer from it and the gynecologist who is treating them.
According to WHO; endometriosis treatment affects roughly 10% (190 million) of reproductive-age women and girls globally.
Though endometriosis treatment in itself is not a life-threatening condition it can cause a lot of suffering in form of pain and infertility.
Dr. Dimple Doshi at Vardaan Hospital; believes prevention is better than cure, and thus apart from the precise treatment guidelines; preventive measures are an essential part of our consultations with the patients who have either had it or want to know more about it.
Endometriosis is a disorder in which the tissue which lines the inside of the uterus grows outside the uterus and it is often found on the ovaries, fallopian tubes or anywhere in the pelvis and very rarely upper abdomen . This endometrial tissue is hormone responsive and it bleeds in response to the cyclical hormonal changes.
It is this trapped bleeding inside the abdomen that leads to pain ;sometimes excruciating cramps during the periods. Not only the cramps it can lead to the inner structures getting stuck to each other also called adhesions.
Endometriosis can be staged according to American Society of Reproductive Medicines (ASRM) as stage 1 to 4. This staging assesses the damage done by endometriosis and not the level of pain or infertility; as a woman with endomeriosis stage 1 may be having more severe pain than a woman with endometriosis stage 4.
It includes only superficial lesions and possibly a few filmy adhesions.
In addition to stage I, some deep lesions are present in the pelvis.
As above, plus the presence of chocolate cysts on the ovary and more adhesions.
As above, plus large endometriomas or chocolate cysts, extensive adhesions. Medically known as frozen pelvis.
Endometriosis is a disease of significance in the reproductive age group of 25 to 35 years.And its been reported as early as 11 years. Endometriosis is rare after menopause or before a girl starts having periods (menarche.)
Endometriois lies dormant in a woman s body until a girl attains menses. In the initial years, the severity of the disease may be mild but as deeper invasion takes place; symptoms of varying degrees happen.
Most commonly endometriosis is seen
You cannot prevent endometriosis.
But it is possible to prevent further damage by early diagnosis and treatment by an expert gynecologist. By early treatment, it’s possible to it starts to invade deeper into the tissues.
Dr. Dimple Doshi is an expert gynecologist having a vast experience of dealing with cases of endometriosis.Our NABH accredited Vardaan hospital Goregaon west Mumbai ; is a well equipped centre for minimally invasive surgeries .
You can reduce your chances of developing it by lowering the levels of the hormone estrogen in your body. Estrogen helps to thicken the lining of your uterus during your menstrual cycle.
To keep lower estrogen levels in your body, you can:
Avoid large amount of drinks with caffeine. Studies show that drinking more than one caffeinated drink a day, especially sodas and green tea, can raise estrogen levels.
You also have to reduce estrogen rich foods like soy milk, TOFU, soyabean ,Flax seeds, sesame seeds, garlic, dried fruits etc.