Endometriosis - we’ve asked our Dr. @natkringoudis to write a blog on the ins, the outs, the root cause, ways to overcome the symptoms.
It’s a topic we are passionate about. Here’s a brief expert below, link to full blog is in bio 🖤
Dr. @natkringoudis “Endometriosis is a pesky condition that affects around 10% of women of reproductive age. It can be stubborn, completely debilitating and whilst it may sound like a death sentence there is good news on the horizon for many reasons – we’ll get into that in a bit.
Modern medicine now considers endometriosis as an autoimmune condition. It is not a disease as some might suggest but rather, a disorder where cells that ordinarily belong in the uterus migrate to other areas of the body, totally uninvited (of course) typically outside but nearby the uterus. However, as endometriosis goes unmanaged or untreated it can spread as far as the nose (hence why some women get nosebleeds at the period time). Each month when we menstruate, our uterine lining easily makes its way through the cervix and vagina and leaves the body, but those same cells that have set up camp outside your uterus want to do the same – the only difference being they don’t have an easy exit route and the result can be severe cramping and pain. Over time this may lead to scarring linked to fertility issues also. Often a laparoscopy is the option provided to remove the endometriosis, which can offer some much needed relief, but sadly it doesn’t go to work on the root of the condition but rather the obvious evidence of the problem to treat the symptoms only”. #endometriosis #yourtea