As we mentioned in previous articles, during the last stage of the menstrual cycle normally a layer of endometriosis lining in the inside of the uterus is expelled, known as menstruation blood but instead some of the endometriosis tissues grow somewhere in the body causing endometriosis. Endometriosis also reacts to hormonal signals of the monthly menstrual cycle, building up tissue, breaking it and eliminating it through menstrual period. In this article, we will discuss effects of endometriosis on hormonal system.

1. Hot flashes

Hot flashes also known as hot flushes, is a feeling of intense heat with sweating and rapid heartbeat, and typically last from two to thirty minutes for each occurrence. Normally it happens only to women in the menopause stage. Woman with endometriosis may also experience some sources of hot flashes caused by hormone imbalance that tends to occur only during times of menstruation as resulting of more progesterone produced by the purity gland and low levels of good estrogen in the body. Intake of soy rich foods will help to reduce symptoms of hot flashes.

2. Tender breast

Tender breast normally happens to women during the 7th to 14th days prior to their period such as discomfort, tenderness and swelling of the breasts. It also happens to women 1-2 weeks after conception. In case of endometriosis, it is caused by interference of endometriosis implants or adhesion against normal ovarian functions of the menstrual cycle as resulting of over-production of estrogen or progesterone. These symptoms may worsen due to a decline in your normal ovarian function. It is said that intake of vitamin B6 and primrose oil will help. Be sure to talk to your doctor before taking any supplements or over-the-counter medication.

3. Premenstrual syndrome

Premenstrual syndrome is a condition that happens between ovulation and the start of the period. Women who have endometriosis also have PMS mostly caused by hormone imbalance such as imbalance of estrogen and progesterone, serotonin or excessive androgen. In case of endometriosis pre-menstrual symptom, it is caused by imbalance of prostaglandins and leucotrienes produced by endometrium that interfere with normal muscle contraction and the local blood flow resulting in abdominal pain.

4. Prolong and heavy bleeding

Normally abnormal uterine bleeding happens to women in menarche or perimenopause stages. It may also happen to women with hypothyroidism or polycystic ovarian syndrome. If the bleeding is heavy and over six months, then it is caused by endometrial implants or adhesion that interferes the ability of the blood vessels to contract and stop bleeding after the normal menstrual sloughing.

I hope this information will help.You can read more of my articles about endometriosis at steady health article panel- women health.