Adenomyosis Causes, Cures and Treatments

Adenomyosis causes, cures and treatments is one of the most popular topics online. Adenomyosis is one of the various conditions that can affect women in general especially those in the child bearing age. The following is a brief discussion of the causes, cures, and treatments of this condition.

Adenomyosis is a non-cancerous (benign) condition. Basically, it refers to endometrial tissue presence in the myometrium. Endometrial tissue refers to tissue which makes up the uterine cavity lining while myometrium refers to uterine muscles. If it’s not treated early, this condition can spread throughout the entire myometrium, or form nodules that are referred to as adenomymas. It is one of the most common disorders affecting women in the child bearing age, especially 30+ years, across the world.

The Causes

Adenomyosis is a seriously destructive condition that affects a woman’s uterus. Medical researchers have not managed to establish the reason why this condition develops in women in general. They have also not established why the condition does not develop in those who women who have never had children. The condition most affects women aged over 30 years, and is very rare amongst the women who have not attained this age. There are other factors that can cause this condition but adenomyosis is the leading and most common. In United States, surgeons treat this condition by another procedure known as hysterectomy.

 The symptoms

How do you know that you are suffering from this condition? Of course, you will suspect that you are suffering from this condition if you have undergone or underwent tubal ligation, and thereafter, unexpected or strange symptoms creep in such as localized or generalized pains, mood swings, night sweats, etc.  It is women aged between 40 and 50 years who are most affected by this condition. The reason why it is not common in women aged not more than 30 years is not known.  Its other common symptoms include painful periods and abnormal uterine bleeding.

Cures and treatments:

There are very few effective options of treating adenomyosis. In fact, obstetricians and gynecologists contributing on discussions and topics on adenomyosis causes, cures and treatments agree that it is one of those conditions which are quite difficult to treat.  There are some treatment options which are effective but are not long lasting and thus the women are forced to seek other alternative options of treatment thereafter. The various options of treatment which include the following:

  1. Hysterectomy:

This is a medical procedure performed to remove the uterus. There are various reasons as to why this surgical procedure can be performed on a woman including adenomyosis, which basically refers to the thickening of uterus. Other conditions which the surgical procedure can help treat include ovarian, cervix or uterus cancer, chronic pelvic pain, abnormal vaginal bleeding, etc.

  1. Uterine artery embolization:

In this procedure, the doctor uses flexible, slender tube known as catheter for injecting small particles known as embolic agents in to the arteries in the uterus, which supply blood to the uterus and fibroids. The role of uterine arteries is to induce formation of new blood vessels which will. Increase in flow of blood to the fibroid. The embolic agents which are injected into the fibroid blood vessels during this procedure block these vessels thus starving the fibroids and causing them to die.

  1. Endometrial ablation:

Endometrial ablation refers to destruction of the uterus lining tissues (endometrium) by surgery. It should not be performed if the woman has no intentions of getting pregnant in the future since it is not possible to reverse the destruction that the surgery causes.

  1. Hormonal treatments:

This medical procedure is aimed at restoring the normal hormonal balance. One of the leading causes of post tubal ligation syndrome is the hormonal imbalance that takes place after tubal ligation procedure.

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