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 growing somewhere in the body causing endometriosis. Endometriosis also reacts to hormonal signals of the monthly menstrual cycle by building up tissue, breaking it, and eliminating it through the menstrual period. In this article, we will discuss the good and bad of gonadotrophin-releasing hormone (GnRH).

I Definition
GnRH is a hormone blocking hormone. It has a similar structure to GnRH. It inhibits the natural GnRH produced from our body and helps to stop ovulation if taking for prolong period of time continuously.

Since the medication causes the menopause like state, women taking the medication will no longer suffer from symptoms of menstrual cycle, but it creates other menopause like symptoms that we will discuss below
II. The Good
1) It helps to induce a menopause state, thereby reducing symptoms of menstrual cramps.
2.) It also uses to treat heavy menstruation, if other drugs failed.
3) Ovulation usually comes back within a month of stopping the drugs.
4) Reduce symptoms and sizes of endometrial implants because the drug creates the menopause state and stop the ovulation.
5) It can be given as an injection one a month or nostril spray.
6) Endometrial implants may be returned back to it original size within a few months after stop taking the medicine.

III. Risks
1. Loss of bone density
Loss of bone density is normal for women taking the GnRH drug. Since it causes menopause state, it deplete the calcium in the body that is essential for building a healthy bone. It also distorts the ratio of magnesium and calcium.
2) Reducing sexual desire
Sexual libido may be caused by dry vagina, one of many symptoms of GnRH. It may also be caused by low level of estrogen that is essential for driving sexual desire.
3) Increase the risk of developing of ovarian cysts.

Since endometriosis is treatable and manageable by natural remedies and self help course, if you have endometroisis, please look at the bright side.
I hope this information will help.You can read more of my articles about endometriosis at steady health article panel- women health.