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Quest Vitamins LTD,
8 Venture Way,
Aston Science Park,
Birmingham,
B7 4AP.

Tel: 0121 359 0056
Fax: 0121 359 0313
Email: info@questvitamins.co.uk
Registered in England No. 2530437

Endometriosis

DESCRIPTION

Endometriosis is caused by the growth of uterine lining (endometrium) outside of the uterus. Designed to react to hormonal influence, the endometrial material continues to follow the monthly cycle, bleeding during Menstruation. When bleeding occurs in the uterus, it is normally expelled through the vagina. When bleeding occurs outside of the uterus, however, it becomes trapped in the tissue. This leads to Inflammation and scarring, with the possibility of Infertility.

Endometriosis may not exhibit any symptoms; or it may cause extreme Cramps, Painful intercourse, bleeding in between periods, or Infertility. The cause of endometriosis remains unknown. Some theories speculate that the endometrium is spread outside the uterus due to intercourse during Menstruation, use of tampons, or a tipped uterus.

HERBS

Agnus Castus
Alfalfa
Black Cohosh (4)
Nettle

NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS

B Complex
Beta Carotene (1)
Bioflavonoids (2)
Coenzyme Q10
Iron (3)
Vitamin C (2)

REFERENCES

1. Lithgow DM and Politzer WM. Vitamin A in the treatment of menorrhagia. So Afric Med J 1977; 51:191-93.
2. Cohen JD and Rubin HW. Functional menorrhagia: treatment with Bioflavonoids and Vitamin C. Curr Ther Res 1960; 2:539.
3. Arvidsson B, et al. Iron prophylaxis in menorrhagia. Acta Ob Gyn Scand 1981; 60:157-60.
4. Duker EM, et al. Effects of extracts from Cimicifuga racemosa on gonadotropin release in menopausal women and ovariectomized rats. Planta Medica 1991; 57(5):420-24.

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