This month we are focussing Endometriosis
This is a condition where cells like the ones found in the lining of the womb are found elsewhere in the body where they are not desirable and can be present in the ovaries, fallopian tubes, gastrointestinal tract, and bladder area.
During the menstrual cycle these cells swell and try to peel off but unlike the cells in the womb they have nowhere to go, and this can cause internal bleeding and pain and may even bring about infertility, with an estimated 30-50% of those suffering from endometriosis being affected by infertility.
According to official figures about 1.5 million women (or 10%) in the UK suffer with Endometriosis which suggests this a common disease. It is then staggering to think that the average diagnosis from onset of symptoms is 8 years.
Why a diagnosis should take so long is unclear, its possible that due to complex nature of the disease, doctors, and health care professionals struggle to recognise it. What is clear is that this time frame is unacceptable.
Sadly, even with diagnosis there is no recognised cure on the NHS. Depending on the severity of your symptoms and other factors such as age your health care provider will offer either surgery, hormone treatment or pain relief.
The Endometriosis UK charity has a lot more information on this subject and offer support of women who are experiencing this disease and we suggest you take a look https://www.endometriosis-uk.org/
Unfortunately, they do not consider alternative treatments such as pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) which are non-invasive, safe, and easy to use at home with no necessary training as part of a possible treatment to Endometriosis. PEMF therapy offers pain relief without pharmaceuticals and cell repair and regeneration without surgery. Due to the nature of PEMF therapy it is usually perfectly fine to use this along side and current medication program. (Always check with your health care provider)
Many of those living with endometriosis battle in silence against this disease. We will continue to explore treatment using PEMF therapy and when new information and studies become available the information will be shared on our dedicated website page https://nicecare.uk/endometriosis/
I would like to cite one paper from the National Institute of Health (NIH) of the effects of pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) on tissue trauma in relation to pelvic pain. According to the abstract “Of 17 female patients presenting with a total of 20 episodes of pelvic pain, of which 11 episodes were acute, seven chronic and two acute as well as chronic, 16 patients representing 18 episodes (90%) experienced marked, even dramatic relief, while two patients representing two episodes reported less than complete pain relief”
*Information taken from the Endometriosis.org website
All links to references can be found on the blog article https://nicecare.uk/endometriosis-insight/