Living with Endometriosis
Endometriosis is a condition that affects women who are of child-bearing age. The female anatomy is comprised of a uterus, which exists to carry eggs and when these eggs are fertilized, carry the baby. The reproductive system may not always function in this manner as it should and complicates the process due to an abnormal growth of endometrial cells located outside the uterus or other unusual locations when it should be inside the uterus. Between 10-15% of women are diagnosed with the condition that is described as extremely painful. Over time, scar tissue is created within the fallopian tubes of the uterus, making a woman infertile which can be especially devastating for those who want children.
How do I know if I have Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is linked with a variety of symptoms that may be different for women; some are even asymptomatic and are not even aware they have it until it is either discovered they are infertile or complete a pelvic exam. Some mistake endometrial pain for menstrual pain as some can be caused by retrograde (reverse menstruation), which is when endometrial tissue and blood back up into the fallopian tubes and into the cavities of the stomach and pelvis rather than through the cervix and vagina. Congenital factors and coelomic metaplasia also play a role, and the only way to ascertain whether you have endometriosis is to get checked.
The Physical and Emotional Toll of Endometriosis
The reproductive disorder can have a huge impact on the overall quality of life in women. Nearly 90% of women are at high risk of going through depression and anxiety. About 50% of women with endometriosis do suffer from either of the two.
· Swollen Abdomen
· Excessive Mood Swings
· Loss of Blood (Brown)
· Heavy or Irregular Bleeding
· Lower Back Pain
· Painful Intercourse
· Painful Bowel Movements/ Urination
Loss of Large Menstrual Blood Clots
· Painful Periods
Another alarming fact is that those with endometriosis are four times more likely to develop allergy issues and migraines. If the pain ever gets to the point where it is unbearable, women have been reported to go on disability or ponder at the idea of committing suicide.
Treat the Pain Naturally
Making the pain manageable is critical although endometriosis in itself is not usually an issue so long as a woman menstruates. As mentioned earlier, there are many types of pain that women with endometriosis may experience so not everyone will have the same pain nor will it be in the same location. Baltic Essentials Amber is able to treat pain caused by endometriosis (back pain, abdominal pain) naturally due to its potent analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. The resin it is made of produces succinic acid where these benefits are then transferred directly to the bloodstream when Baltic Amber Necklaces or Bracelets are worn. Women can find a better sense of relief from their pain not long after wearing it.