Endometriosis is quite common among women; about 10 % of them are affected by this disease in reproductive age. This is a condition when inner uterus tissues called endometrium starts growing outside the womb that could cause pelvic pain and discomfort, though, in many cases the disease could manifest no obvious symptoms. It is very important to have regular checkups with a gynecologist because when not treated endometriosis could lead to serious issues as chronicle severe pain and infertility. German medical centers offer a range of services that differ significantly depending on lesion degree.
Endometriosis Symptoms and Different Approach to Treatment
Permanent pain is a main sign. If you experience severe pain during menstruation, when having sex or even without any special reason, it is a reason to see your doctor. The other symptoms are low back pain, bowel movement pain, leg pain, and fatigue. In modern highly specialized medicine you could find different curing solutions starting from conservative treatment to homoeopathy but, before applying one, you need understanding what type and what stage is your lesion.
Endometriosis could be divided as following:
- Deep infiltrating
- Ovarian (chocolate cysts)
- Recto vaginal nodule
Before it was thought there is no difference in treatment methods for different kinds of lesions but recently another opinion started growing popular that various types of disease have different nature and, accordingly, could be treated in different ways.
Traditionally considered there are four stages of endometrial disease: minimal, mild, moderate, and severe. To determine specific treatment option for every individual case German gynecologist takes into consideration many factors as
- Medical history
- Genetic factors (whether you have close relative as mother or sister with same condition)
- Extend of lesion
- Woman’s desire to have a child
- Patient’s preferences on treatment method.
Sometimes with minimal or mild stage of endometriosis, ‘watchful waiting’ can be reasonable but in case of more advanced extend it is necessary to take immediate measures to prevent possible complications as infertility or endometrial cancer development. Conservative treatments for Endometriosis are pain relief medication and hormonal therapy.
Among the painkillers applied for endometrial pain are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) and opioids. The type of medicine is individual and such kind of medications as ibuprofen and other NSAIDS could be helpful for some women but non-effective for others. Exercising, massage or yoga could be useful in reducing pain as they produce endorphin.
Hormonal Treatment for Endometriosis
Hormonal medicine might be effective in many cases. Sometimes hormonal contraceptives can reduce or even eliminate symptoms of disease as they act to decrease growth of endometrial tissue. Woman could be prescribed to take gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists and antagonists which inhibit female sexual characteristics and could create artificial menopause. Those medications normally prescribed for women who do not expect to have children.
Surgery of endometrial lesions
Often at medium or severe stage of disease surgical treatment is the best option. Both traditional open and laparoscopic surgery could be used. Endometriosis care in Germany is mostly based on sparing methods and only in severe stage, when affected not only female sexual organs but also bowels and the bladder, radial surgery including hysterectomy could be advised.
Endometriosis quite often is associated with infertility, especially, when lesions spread in ovaries and fallopian tubes. It is necessary to start curing it as early as possible. German fertility centers have ample opportunity for relieving of endometriosis and saving female reproductive function. Sometimes, pregnancy itself could the best care for endometriosis. Please see a doctor timely and you will have a good chance living without disease and giving birth for healthy kids.
Another problem with endometrium growth that lesion on the advanced stages could be transformed into cancer. Endometrial carcinoma treatment, as a rule, involves surgery but, when inoperable, radiation therapy should be advised. With comprehensive approach of German specialists, the best method will be chosen and treatment will be performed at high professional level.
In endometrium growth such factor as hormonal level play significant role. The high level of estrogen stimulates female sexual function and could cause excessive growing endometrial tissues. To decrease estrogen not only chemical methods could be used but also some natural supplement based on medical herbs both oral and vaginal.
Recently researchers found that marijuana could help for relieving endometrial disease. But it should be noticed that smoking cannabis are strictly not recommended as inhaling smoke increases risks of endometriosis. In medical purposes vaginal vaporization are advised.
With GMG you could find the best medical care for endometriosis in Germany. Our qualified gynecologists will give you complete guidelines how to manage with our problem, fulfill accurate diagnostic and provide treatment in appropriate way. Please apply online.