Women suffer some alterations of our reproductive system that often go unnoticed, but can reduce fertility or cause distressing symptoms that eventually lead to a gynecologist. Among them is the endometrial hyperplasia, a condition where the cells lining the uterus (endometrium) grow excessively, affecting ovulation.
In Makeufits we tell you about this disease, what causes it and what can we do if it affects us.
Each organ of the body consists of cells that come together and produce layers, as the mucosa, muscle layer and serosa, going from inside to outside bodies covering. These layers provide the functions of each organ is the uterus and the endometrium is the inner lining is torn in each menstrual cycle and is home to the fetus, if pregnancy.
The endometrium is stimulated by hormones in sexual cycle. When there is an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone, having much of the former and little of the second, an abnormal growth of the endometrium, causing endometrial hyperplasia.
Women who are at risk for this disease are those who are near menopause or who have irregular periods, and those who are overweight, have diabetes, suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome or taking estrogen therapy. The most common symptom is abnormal vaginal bleeding.
To diagnose it, your doctor will make several tests such as ultrasound, blood tests, etc... As you give a hormone treatment to take for a period determined by it.
We can take some steps to prevent this disease, such as decreasing the risk factors maintaining a life and a healthy diet and consult a gynecologist if necessary taking other hormones estrogen if we are treating us. Some diseases occur more frequently at an age, so if we are close to menopause and noticed that something is wrong we should see a doctor to help us move from this stage the best way of life.
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