“The quality of life in patients with endometriosis is severely compromised. We see a lot of patients whose jobs have been jeopardized because they have to stay home on account of pain …” says Dan Lebovic, M. D. , M. A. , assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Michigan Medical School.
Not only can the physical pain from endometriosis be unbearable, the emotional pain can hurt just as much. Along with lower back and abdominal pain, painful menstrual cramps, and nausea and vomiting, many women also can experience infertility, or the inability to become pregnant. For some women, this kind of loss can be crippling. So, it is no wonder endometriosis pain therapy is sought by millions of women world-wide. If there is any good news it lies in the fact that women have options when it comes to endometriosis pain therapy. Let's take a look at a few. . .
1) Hormone Endometriosis Pain Therapy
Endometriosis is when the lining of the uterus is located outside of the uterus, usually on the fallopian tubes, ovaries, abdomen, or lining of the pelvis. During ovulation, this misplaced lining acts as it normally would—it breaks down and bleeds. But since the lining is not located where it should be, the blood has nowhere to go. It becomes trapped and causes inflammation, which leads to pain.
This is where hormone endometriosis pain therapy comes in. Hormone endometriosis pain therapy basically stops ovulation, therefore eliminating the bleeding and pain. This kind of endometriosis pain therapy is very successful. Doctors prescribe various hormone such as estrogen and progesterone in combination, danazol (based on the male hormone testosterone) progesterone drugs (to shrink endometrial tissue), and Gonadotropin-releasing hormones (GnRH analogs).
While this is proven effective, it is not for every woman. Do you research and homework and get a 2nd opinion before you start down this path. Getting on hormones is easy, getting off of them is a whole different story.
2) Medication Endometriosis Pain Therapy
There are many different medications used as endometriosis pain therapy. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, reduce inflammation, pain, and bleeding from the endometrial tissue. Other over-the-counter drugs doctors recommend include naproxen and acetaminophen. Sometimes, stronger prescription medication may be prescribed as endometriosis pain therapy. The BEST product on the Market is a topical solution called Menastil, which is readily available on the Internet.
3). Surgery Endometriosis Pain Therapy
Certain surgical procedures may be necessary to treat severe endometriosis pain. To remove scar tissues and growths, conservative surgery may be recommended. If endometriosis has ruined the uterus and/or the reproductive organs, radical surgery, such as a hysterectomy may be necessary as endometriosis pain therapy.
Endometriosis pain therapy depends on how severe the symptoms are, your age, how long you have had the disease, and expectation for future pregnancy.
If you experience any chronic pain in your pelvic area or excessive bleeding during menstrual periods, do not hesitate to see your doctor. There may not be a cure for endometriosis, but the various endometriosis pain therapy options are very effective.
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