Knowing More About Endometriosis Pain
When the tissues that lines a women’s uterus grows outside it, the condition is called endometriosis. It is a disease that can cause extreme pain and discomfort. It is a very common disease that can happen to every 1 in 10 women during their childbearing year. The abnormal tissues usually occur in the abdomen but can happen anywhere in the body.
The affected tissues work like the regular tissue during your period, i.e., it will break apart and bleed at the end of the cycle. Only the problem is that it has nowhere to go so, the surrounding area gets inflated and swollen. You might also have scar tissues and lesions. It is most common on your ovaries. If you are suffering from abnormally sever period cramps and you live in Oklahoma, then you should definitely consult a pain management centre for help.
Common Symptoms of Endometriosis
Some of the common symptoms of this disease are:
Severe cramps while menstruating
Unusual bleeding during your period
Diarrhoea and constipation
Back pain during periods
Blood in your stool or urine
Fatigue that won’t go away
Type of Endometriosis
Endometrioma- These are dark, fluid filled cyst form deep inside the ovary. These cysts are also known as chocolate cyst. They don’t respond well to treatment.
Superficial peritoneal lesion- These from on your peritoneum, a thin film that lines the pelvic cavity. This is the most common kind.
Deeply infiltrating endometriosis- This grows under your peritoneum and can affect organs near your uterus, like bowel and bladder.
Ways to Manage Pain
Trying Pain Relief Medicine- Pain management doctors can help you find proper pain relief meds that can help you with the pain. The doctors usually advice you to take these medicine 48 hours before your periods.
Use an App To Track Your Symptoms- There are many periods tracking app where you can input your symptoms and rate their severity. You can go to any pain management doctor and give this information so that they can help you further.
Practise Yoga- Yoga and gentle stretching is known to be very helpful for this disease. Yoga involves mindfulness and breathwork which helps loosen pelvic muscle, relax tight hip connective tissue and reduce stress. Yoga also helps to relax your mind which helps you with your cramps and pelvic pain.
Eat Healthy- It is known that endometriosis is an inflammatory condition, so the pain can be linked to inflammation surrounding growth of endometrial tissue so, an anti-inflammatory diet can be useful. You should eat a lot of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetable as well as fish or foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acid.
Finding The Help You Need
If you are suffering from any of the above issue and need a consultation, then you can consider scheduling an appointment with Longevity Pain Management.
**Disclaimer: This content should not be considered medical advice and does not imply a doctor-patient relationship.