Endometriosis as a separate disease was not considered before. The patients could complain of infertility, pain in the abdomen during intercourse or bowel movements. But later the endometriosis was researched and described, though the real origin of the disease has not been proven. The name of the disease endometriosis is associated with endometrium - a mucous membrane lining the uterus. The endometrium is rich in blood vessels that will be connected to an embryo, forming placenta.
The tissue of the endometrium is produced and destroyed periodically if there is no embryo in the uterus. Thus, the menstruation cycle works. With the endometriosis, the endometrium cells appears in the organs and places that are not typical: fallopian tubes, ovaries, uterus wall, peritoneum, urinary bladder, rectum and other organs and cause problems with the health, because every month with menstruation flow these cells begin to function as naturally.
The symptoms of the disease may vary from one person to another and may be not the same in different periods. Many patients with endometriosis do not suffer any symptoms at all, that is why the occurrence of the disease is hard to discover. But in many cases endometriosis has its symptoms. First of all, it may be pain of different character: from light form to sever pain perception.
Endometriosis pain treatment helps to relive the pain, but frequently does not insure the full recovery. Currently there is no drug that is absolutely effective against the disease. Even the removal of some organs such as ovaries, uterus does not guarantee that the disease will not be back. According to the character of pain there can be prescribed a special endometriosis pain treatment. For example, if the pain is not so severe it can be relieved by nonprescription pain relievers that the patient may buy in every chemist's shop.
These medications can not only remove the pain but also reduce menstrual flow. In some cases patients with severe pain may apply to narcotic drugs. As an endometriosis pain treatment, hormone therapy can be also used. Hormonal preparation imitates the climacterium, the menstruation is reduced or eliminated, and that forces the disease to stop developing. But this method of endometriosis pain treatment needs long time; the process may last up to several years.
Surgical operation is required for more severe cases when medications are not of assistance. Among the methods of performing operations there are laparoscopy and laparotomy. Special devices, sonic scalpels, scissors, lasers are used for this purpose.
Last time the alternative medicine has become very popular. We are aware that sometimes the medications are not effective. We can cure one organ and disturb the work of other organs and the whole system balance, abate the immunity, and increase the stress on the liver and kidneys. New methods of the alternative medicine allow the recovery of the general state of the health by using biofeedback and meditation that helps to control the processes in the body. They are also effective in the endometriosis pain treatment.