Endometriosis is not an uncommon condition, despite the fact that it is difficult to understand, manage, and treat. There is no direct cause and no established cure for the condition and as such, it can be extremely challenging to live with Endometriosis.
Endometriosis arises when the tissue lining the uterus (the endometrium) begins growing abnormally outside the uterus. This tissue can grow over the uterus, on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and/or tissues that line the reproductive system. Naturally, the endometrium thickens, then detaches and leaves the body during a woman’s period. When the endometrium grows in other parts of the reproductive system, it sheds as it should, but has no exit route like normal endometrium does. As a result, this condition can lead to further conditions like inflammation within the body, scar tissue build-up, tissue adhesions, pain, and infertility.