Endometriosis is a condition which is frequently encountered at the Fertility & IVF Acupuncture Clinic. I therefore think it is important to share some of the things I have learnt during my time in clinical practice.
Endometriosis: What is it?
Endometriosis is a chronic condition which affects the female reproductive system. In the uterus (womb), there is an internal lining called the endometrium. This is shed during menstruation and it is seen as clots in the menstrual blood. The endometrium regrows during each menstrual cycle. The condition of endometriosis involves over active growth of endometrial lining so that it is found on areas which are outside of the womb. Endometriosis is most commonly found around the pelvic area, the abdominal organs and the ovaries. Rarely is it found anywhere else.
The symptoms of endometriosis will be discussed in next week’s blog.