What is Endometriosis?
Many women live with a disorder called endometriosis that can cause intense pain and significantly impact their overall health and well-being. This condition happens because of a hormone imbalance or other events, like post-hysterectomy complications or C-sections. Endometriosis occurs when the endometrium (the inner layer of the uterus) starts forming outside the uterine cavity so it becomes blocked without a means to exit the body during your menstrual cycle. This can cause excruciating menstrual cramps in addition to the development of ovarian cysts and scar tissue adhesions. At Tidal Wellness, Dr. Erin Griffin uses the Alma FemiLift Pixel CO2 laser system to help address the symptoms associated with endometriosis and increase your chances of getting pregnant. To find out more and book an appointment, reach out to our office in Wilmington, NC.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you get rid of endometriosis?
If you suffer from endometriosis, you probably know that the condition does not have a cure. However, you can help manage your symptoms with specific treatments, like removing endometrial tissue or using hormonal therapies. Although these options offer significant improvement, your symptoms can still return within a year or two.
Does laser endometriosis treatment lead to weight loss?
Treating the abnormal tissue can reduce bloating, which is a symptom of endometriosis. Based on the severity of your bloating, the treatment could help with weight loss.
What are the benefits of laser endometriosis treatment?
Compared to traditional surgical procedures, laser treatments are not as invasive. The laser allows for faster healing and less pain. Additionally, the treatment can ease common symptoms of endometriosis, like pain and bloating, and increase your chances of becoming pregnant.
Does endometriosis cause fatigue?
When your body has endometriosis, your immune system makes the affected tissues release cell-signaling proteins called cytokines. This process leads to low levels of energy and exhaustion. Unfortunately, it can make you feel like you don't have the strength to continue your daily routine.