The womb is an extraordinary organ. Every month when the woman gets her period, the lining of the womb-called the endometrium-sheds and becomes red and inflamed. Doctors describe the bleeding as very much like as having a wound on your skin. The remarkable thing about it is that the endometrium can repair itself in a very short time, without scarring or thinning. This highly efficient method of recovery is unparalleled and can never happen in the male body, and is one of science's greatest mysteries.
However, women who experience painful and heavy bleeding every month of their lives until menopause may not exactly appreciate the fascination of this phenomenon. In fact, a lot of them have had to decide to do away with their uterus even if it's healthy and functioning well. In the past, undergoing hysterectomy is the price to pay if you want to find a one-time permanent solution to waterfall bleeding, extreme pain and the insufferable difficulty of heavy periods.
The good news is that today, there is another option that can address women's period problems permanently. With this medical technique, qualified patients may no longer need to undergo procedures as invasive as a hysterectomy and suffer its negative side effects. Endometrial ablation is a highly recommended treatment for women who want to put a stop to their monthly periods, and is declared safe and effective by health leaders worldwide.
The basic principle of endometrial ablation involves the destruction of the endometrial lining in the womb, effectively putting a stop to its ability to regenerate each month. In the most sophisticated medical facilities, a trained gynecologist will use radiofrequency-the most minimally invasive method for the procedure-to emit energy that will target the endometrium. Without a lining to shed, there will therefore no more bleeding or monthly periods that will occur.
The popularity of endometrial ablation is credited to its speed (it takes only less than one hour to complete the one-time session) as well as its simplicity (there will be no incision or surgery involved, although an anesthetic may be applied to lessen the discomfort). A woman simply needs to have a prior consultation with the doctor, get an appointment, and arrive at the clinic as she would for any typical outpatient procedure.
An hour after treatment, she can go home and take some rest for a couple of days. By the end of three weeks, the patient will have been fully recovered; a huge difference from hysterectomy that may take several months before the surgery will be fully healed. Meanwhile, the woman can return to her normal activities for as early as two days after the procedure—only this time, she can go about her usual tasks minus the hassle and pain of the monthly period.
Indeed, the female reproductive system is fascinating and brilliantly designed. By being able to manage its functions and abilities, women can stop their monthly miseries and regain control of their lives.