Endometriosis Awareness: Recognizing and Managing the Symptoms
Endometriosis is a complex and often debilitating condition that affects an estimated 200 million women worldwide. Despite its prevalence, many people are unaware of the signs and symptoms associated with endometriosis or how to manage them. That’s why it’s essential to be aware of Endometriosis Awareness Month in March each year – so we can all do our part in helping to spread knowledge about this painful condition.
Endometriosis occurs when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus (endometrium) grows outside of it, typically on other organs within your pelvic area such as your ovaries or fallopian tubes. This misplaced tissue continues its normal function which includes thickening then breaking down and bleeding during menstruation - however unlike inside the uterus where blood exits through your vagina, there's nowhere for this blood from outside areas like these organs can go so instead they become trapped leading to inflammation, pain, scarring & adhesions. In some cases, Endometriosis may also cause infertility due to damaged reproductive organs.
Symptoms vary from person-to-person but common ones include severe menstrual cramps; chronic pelvic pain; heavy periods lasting longer than 7 days; spotting between cycles; digestive issues such as nausea & bloating; fatigue & low energy levels; difficulty sleeping due to pain/discomfort at night time. It's important if you're experiencing any combination of these symptoms that you speak with a gynaecologist in Indore who will be able to diagnose properly whether you have Endo or not by using either laparoscopy (a surgical procedure) or ultrasound imaging techniques.
Once diagnosed there are several ways sufferers can help manage their symptoms including lifestyle changes such as eating healthily, reducing stress levels, regular exercise etc. Taking over counter medications like ibuprofen paracetamol codeine etc... Hormone therapy/birth control pills may also help reduce discomfort while surgery is sometimes used for more severe cases depending on individual circumstances.
By raising awareness about endometriosis during months like March we hope more people understand what it is to recognize early warning signs and seek treatment promptly thus improving quality of life overall!
About the Author:
Dr. Poonam Raikwar is the best lady gynaecologist in Indore. She is also a renowned IVF specialist and a laparoscopic surgeon dedicated to providing comprehensive and quality care for women. She is an experienced doctor with more than 20 years of medical experience. She has been actively involved in the field of infertility treatment, women’s health, laparoscopy and obstetrics.