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Considering the difficulty in treating endometriosis, fibroids and ovarian cysts on their own, I am already extremely skeptical of Endovan marketed as being a "natural aid" to help all three conditions at once. Like any good investigator, however, we will proceed with an open mind and decide whether or not the facts back up the marketing claims. 

To start off with, Enodvan is hailed as a "natural aid" composed entirely of natural ingredients and is available over-the-counter. It is toted as a product that is able to naturally increase the fibrinolytic activity in the body and helps prevent the formation of endometriosis, fibroids and ovarian cysts. I fail to see the connection in how increased fibrionlytic activity can help augment your formation of mostly estrogen-dependent pathologies. The process of fibrinolytics is a naturally physiological process that our body does multiple times a day to breakdown clots and other clustering of tissue in the body, mostly due to damages in blood flow due to arteriosclerosis. Increasing this activity may help act as an "anti-coagulant" in a sense, but all three gynecological pathologies in women are generally caused by irregular estrogen fluctuations and muscular changes so the logic does not connect in my opinion. 

According to the manufacturers, Endovan will also be a medication that works when women notice that their symptoms are improving. Unfortunately, in medicine it takes more than subjective feelings to determine if something is truly working and when searching through medical journals to find conclusive investigations pitting Endovan against a control and seeing if the results are present, my search turned up nothing. Endovan may truly benefit women suffering from these pathologies but until there is documented proof of this occurring, the only logical conclusion that I could make is that is the classic "placebo effect" where patients taking a medication believe that it is truly helping so they start to feel better. 

The last reason that I am extremely skeptical of this product to begin with is the fact that it boosts to be an effective treatment for endometriosis, fibroids and ovarian cysts. These are all very common diseases in the female population yet this drug is offered on an OTC basis. It is believed that over 77 percent of women will have fibroids during their reproductive years.[1] There are virtually no current pharmaceutical companies in the world who would voluntarily miss an opportunity to sell this "wonder drug" at a higher price and with a prescription in order to gross billions of dollars in profit. This leads me to think that the reason this medication is only marketed as a natural aid is because it was unable to pass more formal testing during drug trials and the manufacturers wished to recover some costs and package this product as something that could entice women suffering from one of the three diseases and who are looking for a holistic approach to begin therapy. 

Women concerned about these conditions need not worry because there are numerous medically-proven options that they can utilize to help alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with endometriosis, fibroids or ovarian cysts. Something as simple as regulating estrogen levels could help relieve the majority of bloating and pain that women may experience and simple hysterectomies after a woman is done having children can be a long-term solution to managing fibroids that do flare-up. My advise is avoid this product until better testing can prove or disprove its effectiveness and save your money for medications already proven to work. 

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