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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 how endometriosis cause inflammation in our body.

1. Retrograde menstruation
Retrograde menstruation means that during menstruation, blood flows backwards instead of forwards causing menstrual blood to go through the fallopian tubes and gain access to the pelvic and abdominal cavity, resulting in inflammation. Endometrial lining sheds now may attach to the abdominal region forming implants or adhesion if the body's defenses cannot get rid of them.

2. Weakened immune system
Endometrial lining can grow anywhere in our body such as the pelvic area, on the fallopian tube, ovaries, and bladder. It is the responsibility of our body to destroy them, otherwise the endometrial lining may cause endometrial implants and adhesion attaching to the organ causing inflammation and damage to the organs. Weakened immune system and nervous system are caused by excessive drinking resulting in liver disease or nutritional deficiency, as a resulting of unhealthy diet.

3. Overproduction of xenoestrogen
Xenoestrogens are parts of a heterogeneous group of chemicals that are a hormonally active agent. Xenoestrogens as false messengers that disrupt the process of reproduction, causing inflammation, and increase growth of endometrium.

4. Environment toxins
Study shows that the average human body absorbs hundred of synthetic chemicals from the environment everyday such as insecticides, herbicides, gasoline, and household cleaning products. This causes uncontrolled cellular growth of free radicals as well as endometrial inflammation if the defense system which cannot destroy them through normal processes. Endometriosis implants and adhesion are the result.

5. Liver diseases
The liver is the first line of our defense system. It secretes bile to the intestine that helps to destroy any foreign substance that enters our body through intake of food. If the liver is weakened, endometrial lining may be attached to the intestine wall or on the surface of the liver causing inflammation as well as endometrial implants or adhesion

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


I understand this article was written some time ago but I would like to respond for anyone who desires a better understandning of endometirosis. Drinking alcohol in no way causes endo and I was surprisd this was included in this article. It appears that perhaps the artice was abbreviated or edited; but I dont think the author meant this connection. Also, adhesions can be found anywhere in the body and result from injury, bleeding and infection within the area. They can be filmy, web-looking thin wisps or very thick and twisted bands that bind skin and organs together causing pain and organ dysfunction. Some I have seen have been thicker than a human thumb! Endo can be found in any body cavity, not only the pelvis, such as the brain and lungs. There are many theories as to the cause, from dioxin exposure in utero (a potent carcinogen) to heredity. Retrograde menstruation has been deemed the least likely cause over the past decade. Whether inflammation causes endo or the other way around is still a theory. There is no cure to date but it is managable. A hysterectomy does not cure endo. It may stop it for those few lucky enough to only have it in their uterus, but since the only way to definitively diagnosis it is surgery it usually is more advanced in stage at that point. No surgery is "small" and every invasion into the body causes scarring or adhesions so diagnosis early by symptoms is very important. There are almost 200 million women who have it and every woman has a different story and outcome.

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