Endometriosis is a painful condition in which endometrium grows outside the uterus. Endometriosis involves ovaries, pelvis lining and fallopian tubes. The endometrial tissue gets thicken, bleed, & breakdown during the menstrual cycle leading to endometriosis. As these displaced tissues have no place to exit it gets lodged in the body leading to endometriosis and further leading to cysts. Endometriosis is seen usually seen in women between the age of 30 to 40 years, with positive family history, medical history of uterine abnormalities, reproductive tract abnormalities, pelvic infection, reduced menstrual cycle or increase of menstrual days, lack of exercise, alcohol or caffeine consumption, infertility or early menarche.
The exact cause of endometriosis is not known but there are different theories laid down During puberty the oestrogen hormones transform embryonic cells which implant as endometrial cells
In retrograde menstruation the blood containing endometrial cells flow back through fallopian tubes into the pelvic cavity which gets attached to the pelvic walls and surface of pelvis organs. The endometrial cells are transferred to other parts of the body through tissue fluid or blood vessels. The endometrial tissues that are growing outside the uterus are destroyed by a weak immune system.
The signs and symptom are general weakness, fatigue pelvic pain or cramps, painful periods, lower back and abdominal pain, during menstrual period excessive bleeding, inter-menstrual bleeding or spotting, It may also lead to infertility, nausea, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, and painful sexual intercourse.
According to Ayurveda endometriosis involves all the three doshas, kapha dosha increases the build-up of endometrial cells, pitta causes the imbalance in blood flow, hormones imbalance,
menstruation and inflammation whereas pain is due to vata imbalance.
Ayur Healthcare focuses on various Panchakarma procedures which maintain the balance in all the three doshas leading to normalising of the symptoms of endometriosis. The Panchakarma
procedures practised are herbal oil massage, steam bath, shirodhara (gentle pouring of medicated oil over forehead) and herbal enemas along with some oral medications.
Ayur Healthcare will provide the custom made tailored diet and lifestyle guidelines to follow. Should avoid junk and processed food, milk and milk products, alcohol, smoking and caffeine. Should consume plenty of water, whole grains, legumes, coconut water, fruit juices and soups and perform exercise, walking and yoga.