…serious problems and pain.
Each month, a woman’s body releases hormones that signal the start of the menstrual period, when the endometrium sheds its lining. With endometriosis, even though those tissues aren’t inside the uterus, the abnormallygrowing endometrial tissues tend to get larger with the blood and endometrial tissue that is shed during the period.
As these tissues grow, inflammation and scar tissue can result, inhibiting the function of the fallopian tubes and the ovaries. Consequently, infertility is a common complication of endometriosis. Endometrial implants can also cause bladder and intestinal problems.
What Are The Causes of Endometriosis?
Most researchers, however, agree that endometriosis is exacerbated by estrogen. Subsequently, most of the current treatments for endometriosis attempt to temper oestrogen production in a woman’s body in order to relieve her of symptoms. At the moment there are no treatments, which fully cure endometriosis.
Several different hypotheses have been put forward as to what causes endometriosis. Unfortunately, none of these theories have ever been entirely proven, nor do they fully explain all the mechanisms associated with the development of the disease. Thus, the cause of endometriosis remains unknown. Several theories have become more accepted, and reality is that it may be a combination of factors, which make some women develop endometriosis.