Endometriosis treatment: remedies, natural options and surgery

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Treatment for endometriosis should be done according to the guidance of the gynecologist and aims to relieve symptoms, especially pain, bleeding and infertility.

The doctor may recommend the use of painkillers, contraceptives or, depending on the severity of the symptoms, surgery.

The treatment indicated by the doctor should take into account the woman’s age, desire to become pregnant, location of the disease and severity of symptoms.

1. Remedies for endometriosis

Treatment with drugs, also called clinical treatment, has as its main objective the relief of symptoms and, for this, the doctor may indicate the use of birth control pills in order to prevent ovulation and prevent inflammation of the endometrial tissue that is growing. outside the uterus. This treatment is recommended for women who are not planning on becoming pregnant, as the menstrual cycle may be interrupted.

To treat endometriosis with medication, your gynecologist may recommend using:

  • Oral contraceptive or Mirena IUDwhich help regulate and reduce menstrual flow, preventing the growth of endometrial tissue inside and outside the uterus;
  • Anti-hormonal remedies: such as Zoladex or Danazol, which reduce the production of estrogen by the ovaries, preventing the menstrual cycle and preventing the development of endometriosis.

In women who intend to become pregnant, the use of analgesics or anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen or naproxen, is usually recommended to reduce inflammation and reduce pain and bleeding, especially during the menstrual period.

See what treatments are recommended to get pregnant with endometriosis.

2. Natural treatment

The natural treatment of endometriosis should be done as a way of complementing the treatment with medicines indicated by the doctor and aims to relieve symptoms, especially colic and abdominal discomfort. Thus, women can consume some teas with analgesic and antispasmodic properties such as ginger tea with chamomile and lavender tea, for example. Check out other home remedies for colic.

In addition, it is also important that women have a diet rich in omega-3, as this substance is able to reduce inflammation and, consequently, the symptoms of endometriosis, in addition to practicing physical activity on a regular basis, as it helps to improve the woman’s menstrual cycle and thus control the intensity of symptoms.

3. Surgery for endometriosis

Surgical treatment is indicated when drug treatment is not effective or when symptoms are quite severe and directly interfere with the woman’s quality of life. Thus, surgery is indicated when there is exaggerated growth of endometrial tissue outside the uterus, very intense pain or fertility problems.

Surgery to treat endometriosis is used to remove endometrial tissue that has implanted outside the uterus, reducing symptoms and increasing the chances of pregnancy. In mild cases of the disease, where there is little endometrial tissue outside the uterus, surgery is performed by laparoscopy, where it is not necessary to remove organs and the recovery time is shorter.

When endometriosis is very severe and the woman does not want to become pregnant, definitive surgery may be recommended, in which both the uterus and ovaries are removed, this procedure being known as hysteroscopy. Understand how surgery is done to remove the uterus and ovaries.

Consequences of endometriosis

The consequences of endometriosis vary according to its location and whether it is mild, moderate or severe. The main consequences of endometriosis not treated properly are:

  • Formation of adhesions in Organs abdominal organs;
  • Difficulty getting pregnant;
  • Infertility;
  • Involvement of organs such as ovaries, uterus, bladder and intestines.

Endometriosis is characterized by the growth of endometrial tissue inside the abdomen, which is the tissue that grows inside the uterus and prepares it to receive the embryo and consequent development of pregnancy, but when this does not happen, the endometrium sheds, with menstruation.

In endometriosis, this tissue can be found attached to the outside of the ovaries, uterus, bladder, intestine or anywhere else close to this region. It is responsive to hormones and also bleeds during menstruation, and because of this the disease generates symptoms such as a lot of cramping during menstruation and in the most severe cases, inflammation and adhesions because this “menstruation” has nowhere to go.

Watch the video with Dr. Helizabet Ribeiro, a gynecologist specializing in endometriosis who clarifies all doubts about this disease:

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