Understanding the Complex Symptoms of Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a painful, chronic condition where tissue similar to the lining inside the uterus grows outside it, leading to pain, irregular bleeding, and possible infertility. It commonly involves the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and pelvic tissue. The symptoms of endometriosis can be severe and significantly affect a person’s quality of life if left untreated or misdiagnosed. Luckily, a holistic fertility specialist can help reduce or eliminate your endometriosis symptoms. Learn more about this condition and what you can do to improve it.

What are Endometriosis Symptoms?

There are many symptoms associated with endometriosis, including the below. Some people might experience all of these symptoms, while others might experience only some symptoms:
  • Infertility
  • Pelvic pain
  • Painful menstrual periods (dysmenorrhea, which can sometimes cause severe pain)
  • Pain during intercourse (dyspareunia)
  • Excessive menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia)
  • Gastrointestinal issues (such as diarrhea, issues with bowel movements, constipation, or bloating)
  • Fatigue
  • Lower back pain

How Can Endometriosis Affect Fertility?

Endometriosis can affect fertility in several ways, including:
  • Endometrial tissue can block fallopian tubes, preventing sperm from reaching the egg
  • Inflammatory conditions created by endometriosis can damage sperm or egg
  • The formation of adhesions can distort pelvic anatomy, affecting the function of reproductive organs
  • Endometriosis can impact the quality of the egg and the environment of the uterus, making implantation difficult.
Despite these challenges, many women with endometriosis can still conceive, often with the help of a fertility specialist.
What Causes Endometriosis

What Causes Endometriosis?

The exact cause of endometriosis remains unclear, but it could be the result of various hormonal factors, having a family history of endometriosis, having an abnormal immune response, having a parasitic infection, or having menstrual blood flowing backward into the pelvic cavity. Holistic treatment for endometriosis can help improve your quality of life and significantly reduce or eliminate symptoms.

How is Endometriosis Diagnosed?

Endometriosis is typically diagnosed through a medical history assessment, physical examination (including a pelvic exam), and medical imaging. Sometimes a laparoscopy is also performed. This involves a thin tube being placed in the abdomen to directly view the uterus. If needed, tissue samples might be taken.

Why is Endometriosis Often Misdiagnosed?

Endometriosis is often misdiagnosed because its symptoms can vary greatly and mimic other conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ovarian cysts, or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). The pain associated with endometriosis is also sometimes dismissed as severe menstrual cramps, leading to underreporting and misinterpretation by healthcare providers. The lack of a simple, non-invasive test for endometriosis can further complicate diagnosis, typically requiring laparoscopic surgery for confirmation.
Why is Endometriosis Often Misdiagnosed

Holistic Treatment For Endometriosis: What To Expect

Holistic treatment for endometriosis is personalized based on the needs of each patient. A treatment program will typically last between 4 and 6 months but could be longer.

During Your Initial Consultation

During your initial consultation, Dr. Yuabova will listen to your concerns and symptoms you have been experiencing, conduct a medical history, and perform a whole-body energy scan with your consent. 

Her goal is to find and address the root cause of your endometriosis using diagnostic methods, which drives further testing so that Dr. Yuabova knows where to apply the specific testing that is needed. Once the cause of your endometriosis is determined, medical evidence will be collected in the form of a complete blood panel, and treatment can begin.

During Your Follow-Up Appointments

Your endometriosis treatment plan will be unique to you and will include a variety of approaches. Ongoing support is also provided to ensure you’re implementing the treatment plan correctly. Dr. Yuabova and her team will check in with you every 2 to 4 weeks.

Treatment can include:

  • A functional blood panel to assess hormone levels and overall body function
  • Nutritional therapy (oral or IV)
  • Neural therapy
  • Herbs and nutritional supplements
  • Minerals
  • Peptides / amino acid therapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Dietary modifications
  • Coaching and education

Benefits of Endometriosis Treatment with a Holistic Health Specialist

By receiving treatment for endometriosis from a holistic health specialist, you can expect the following benefits:
  • Customized approach to your treatment plan
  • Whole-body wellness that goes beyond symptom treatment
  • Natural therapies that work in harmony with your body
  • Proactive approach to treatment, rather than reactive
  • Emotional support
  • Hormone balance
  • Stress reduction
  • Improved overall quality of life

Endometriosis Treatment with Road to Fertility

Road to Fertility specializes in holistic and functional medicine, helping patients achieve peak health and sustainable wellness. For patients who value individualized care and natural fertility treatments that work in harmony with your body, we hope you find a home for healing at Road to Fertility.