Endometriosis and Hysterectomy: Weigh the Risks

A significant number of women suffer from endometriosis; some with symptoms so severe that they turn to hysterectomy as a solution for their pain.  While hysterectomy may be appropriate in some cases, it does not always cure the underlying problem.  There are other less drastic procedures which a woman may want to explore prior to making the decision to have a hysterectomy. 

Endometriosis occurs when the tissue (endometrium) that lines the uterus thickens and grows in places other than the uterus.  The condition can be extremely painful as well as highly inconvenient.  It may cause heavy vaginal bleeding at any time during the month, not just during a woman’s menstrual cycle.  In addition, endometriosis can lead to uterine adhesions, in which the uterus itself becomes stuck to other organs such as the ovaries and/or fallopian tubes.  Untreated endometriosis can eventually lead to problems with the entire reproductive system, including infertility. 

Symptoms of endometriosis vary widely both in type and severity.  They occur primarily prior to the start of a woman’s period but may rear their heads at any time.  While vaginal bleeding outside of the normal period is one indication of endometriosis, blood in the stool and/or blood after sexual intercourse may also be signs.  Pelvic pain, low back pain and pain in the upper legs and thighs may also point toward endometriosis.  A woman should also report pain during bowel movements and painful intercourse to her physician.

The symptoms of endometriosis may ebb and flow.  Often times they diminish during pregnancy and may stop altogether after menopause.  This is because the production of the endometrial cells are related to the body’s production and metabolism of hormones -specifically estrogen.   When we don’t get rid of the unwanted estrogens in our body then that increases our risk of developing endometriosis.  Estrogens need to be broken down and detoxified in our liver before we can get rid of it from our bodies.  Some women, either due to genetics or due to lifestyle, may not have the ability to get rid of estrogens properly.  Nutrients such as DIM, Indole-3-cabional and alpha-lipoic acid can really help these women.  Wise Estrogen Detox is an amazing supplement to help with this problem.  It has a combination of all 3 nutrients and therefore it helps with the full detoxification of estrogens -phase 1 and phase 2 of our liver’s estrogen detoxification.

So, before opting for a hysterectomy, a woman may want to consider other less invasive treatments.  How about trying a good cleanse which would include a proper diet and the use of Wise Estrogen Detox.

The pain and inconvenience of endometriosis may be bearable and controllable for some women.  Ultimately though, a woman will have to weigh the risks inherent in lesser therapies against the negative factors which may be associated with a hysterectomy. 

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