Most common in woman between the ages of 30 and 40, endometriosis occurs when bits of uterus lining grow beyond the usual division and into fallopian tubes, on the ovaries, on uterus ligaments, even on the intestines, and other abdominal cavity structures
Chronic pelvic pain and discomfort which can be last all month. The worse symptoms usually appear during the menstrual period and can include severe menstrual pain, excessive bleeding, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. Painful ovulation can also occur. Endometriosis can result in painful intercourse and infertility.
Controversy contnues over the possible cause of endometriosis.
Environmental perspective is that the underlying causes may include yeast overgrowth, food sensitivity, chemical sensitivity, and pain may be aggravated from mineral deficiencies like magnesium deficiency.
Treatment varies according to severity of condition. Danazol (Danocrine) or birth control pills are commonly used to control menstrual cycles and uterine pain. Danazol is a male hormone and pituitary gland suppressor that simulates menopause. Laparoscopic surgery is commonly performed to remove abnormal overgrowths of endometrial tissue.
Depending on the cause treat yeast overgrowth, food and chemical sensitivities. If mineral deficiencies are present like magnesium deficiency these should be corrected.