What is Endometriosis w/ Dr. Genester Wilson-King (From BTS #26)
GotTa problems about ten to fifteen percent in women of reproductive age is actually the presence of endometrial tissue. Now the endometrial is the inner lining of the uterus. That's where your menstrual flow comes from. So it's called, that's called the endometrial in some times that tissue can get in pushed into the uterine wall or push out of the uterus, completely and implant. On the intestines, the tubes, the ovaries implant anywhere in the pelvis were abdomen. And that tissue still response to hormones. And it causes a chronic inflammation at the site of implantation, so women have pain. We, really don't know. What causes endometriosis. But we do know that it is a disease of contrast meeting in his benign, but it can be invasive media can penetrate the uterus in Goto, the tubes and other places just like a cancer would, but it's not, but it's benign. It's not cancerous. It's also. Cyclic hormones meaning year, estrogen levels go up, and then they come down project road levels go up, and then they come down cyclic hormones stimulate this growth, whereas if you a continual hormone. Level that suppresses. So, it's a fascinating disease. That! We're still learning about and it really affects. The patient significantly affects the families, the partners and the cares. Of People with endometriosis ended affects the patient's social and economic participation, their physiological, mental and psychological health. It really can be impactful. So it's, it's the most the symptoms. are usually dismay. That's uterine cramping, Dora initial period before the period after the period. Chronic pelvic back in abdominal pain is something that is. Very common in women with Endometriosis, and the pain is often diffuse and poorly localized like. How sometimes you ask a patient, okay? Where is this pain pointed out? While they can't and that's part of what leads them to be labeled a mental health illness.