Endometriosis and the magnetizer
Endometriosis, what is it?
Endometriosis is a chronic disease affecting 7% of women. Fortunately, only a minority of them suffer from it. But its frequency seems to be increasing in developed countries. At this time, the mechanism of the onset of the disease is not understood. It is characterized by the presence of fragments of tissue similar to the lining of the uterus (the endometrium) outside the uterus. These lesions appear in adolescence, spread at the rate of menstruation to stabilize after menopause.
What are the symptoms of endometriosis?
Often menstruation gives symptoms. Depending on the situation of the lesions, the symptoms will be: digestive and urinary disorders, nervous irritations of various kinds, pelvic pain, pain during sexual intercourse. The importance of the lesions is not related to the intensity of the pain, hence the origin of diagnostic errors.
How to act?
65% of women who have not been treated can still consult the magnetizer. The majority of other women who do not wish to receive magnetism can take a continuous pill to block periods, which stops the growth of lesions and helps reduce symptoms. On the other hand, if this treatment improves the quality of life, it does not eradicate the disease. If the improvement is insufficient, surgery remains. Removing lesions reduces and sometimes eliminates pain. It also preserves fertility. This surgical intervention should not produce functional sequelae worse than those of the disease being treated. This operative act is performed by laparoscopy.
Surgery on a woman with damaged ovaries can sometimes affect ovarian reserve and function. It is for this reason that the intervention in women who desire pregnancy is controversial.
Are there severe forms?
Yes, in cases where the rectum, bladder, sacral plexus or ureters are infiltrated. The operative act lasts 2 to 3 hours. It must be done under general anesthesia with hospitalization which rarely lasts more than 3 days. There is often a return to normal life after 3 weeks.