Wednesday 19 April 2023

Quickly evaluating if Stress is the Cause or the Result of Endometriosis #ENDOCHAMPIONS


Chronic stress can be extremely detrimental to our health in ways we can’t even imagine and if we have a medical condition that causes severe stress then we ought to get trapped in a vicious circle. 

This is a series on Endometriosis Awareness, so today I am evaluating whether this stress is the cause or the result of endometriosis.

Since endometriosis is an inflammatory disease in women of reproductive age that causes incapacitating pain in the lower abdomen, lower back, and pelvis, this colicky pain subjects the patient to a lot of mental stress and agony which piles up due to the repetitive nature of the pain month on month and year on year as her normal life is so badly disturbed too. Gradually her threshold to bear this pain also goes down drastically and she starts to fear the pain every single moment which is the worst mental trauma person must face in a lifetime. 

At one time my self-doubt rose to such an extent that I thought I am mentally ill and am cooking up this pain and this was mostly because my doctors could not diagnose my condition for a decade. Trust me the mental injury and breakdowns are all real. Along with us, our family goes through so much too.


It has been scientifically proven that this chronic stress accelerates the endometrial lesions and thus worsens the disease which may increase the pain which can cause further stress and one feels caught in this vicious trap.

Ironically, often surgical intervention gives some relief from pain and that helps in reducing the underlying stress.

It breaks my heart to share that the psychological conditions caused by the stress due to endometriosis pain have far worse lifelong implications for our health. 

Thus it is established that stress undoubtedly worsens endometriosis but it is not established that stress can be a cause of endometriosis. Several studies have been done to establish this to prove it is a contributing factor but it is not convincingly established that stress kicks in endometriosis in the first place. 

So if we have endometriosis we have to learn to manage our symptoms as much as we can and the sooner we do it the better it is. I will give you a sample tried and tested method in the coming posts hoping that it helps to keep your stress in control. 


You too can become an #ENDOCHAMPION and help us spread awareness about this whole body inflammation by sharing our posts and connecting with anyone in need. Trust me together we can make a big difference because this disease and its ignorance can be really harsh and as a patient, I myself have contemplated suicide several times and would like to save many others from the agony. You can join the support group by clicking here: Endometriosis Awareness and Support Group India

If not anything else just by letting them share their pain with us, we can soothe them. I will be grateful for any support from you on this. You can read my EndoJourney here: 

A Tribute to an Endometriosis Warrior on a Mission

During April, I will pen several eye-opening posts about this disease. Kindly keep sharing them so that more and more people become aware of the available solutions for this otherwise nontreatable condition.

You can read the previous posts of this series below:

A: An earnest endeavor: Launch of Endometriosis Awareness and Support Group India

B: Be Alert: What is endometriosis and important FAQs on it

C: Can Endometriosis be cured? Comparison of Allopathy Vs Homeopathy Vs Ayurveda Treatments Available

D: Detailed Diagnosis of Endometriosis in India

E: Endometriosis treatment cost in India

F: Fertility Issues Due to Endometriosis in India

G: Good news is Ayurveda treats endometriosis completely

H: Hysterectomy as a Treatment for Endometriosis

I: Involvement of a Family Member in an Endometriosis Patient’s Life is Vital

J: Joint Pain In Endometriosis

K: Knowledge of the Do’s and Don’ts of endometriosis

L: List of Home Remedies in Endometriosis

M: Menopause helps in relieving Endometriosis- Truth or Myth? 

N: Note that every endometriosis patient is at risk for Adenomyosis

O: One must be aware of the Side Effects of Endometriosis Medication 

P: Power to defeat the disease lies in our subconscious

Hi everyone, thanks for dropping by, this is my eighth consecutive #BlogchatterA2Z and global #AtoZchallenge, and this year I am penning about Endometriosis. I will so look forward to your feedback, please do let me know how you are finding it, in all earnestly. In case you wish to check out what I wrote in the last 5 challenges here are the links for 201620172018 201920202021, and 2022.


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