• adenomyosis,  endometriosis,  Period poverty

    What is endometriosis? Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

    Original article taken from Endometriosis Foundation of America, read here What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a disease that affects one of the most unrecognised parts of a woman’s life, her period. It is a very personal and intimate aspect of women’s health and can be thought of as a disease of menstruation. Endometriosis occurs when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus (endometrium), is found in regions outside of the uterus, in other words, where the tissue should not be. It affects around one in every ten women and is mostly unrecognisable, misdiagnosed, and mistreated. Currently, there is no known cause of endometriosis. Where can endometriosis be found? Generally,…

  • adenomyosis,  Endo,  endometriosis

    Myths and Misconceptions of Endometriosis

    BY ROS WOOD, HEATHER GUIDONE, AND LONE HUMMELSHOJ Original article found here: www.endometriosis.org/resources/articles/myths  Gender issues and the complex nature of endometriosis have led to the unfortunate creation of too many myths and misconceptions about a disease which affects an estimated 176 million women (and their families) worldwide. Here are the facts about endometriosis – and let’s dispel some myths as well! Endometriosis is difficult to understand From a woman’s perspective, endometriosis is a disease surrounded by taboos, myths, delayed diagnosis, hit-and-miss treatments, and a lack of awareness, overlaid on a wide variety of symptoms that embody a stubborn, frustrating and, for many, painfully chronic condition. It affects these women and girls during the prime of their lives…

  • adenomyosis,  Endo,  endometriosis

    Endometriosis Surgery

    If you want to read up further there are links to recommended reading throughout the blog post or check out my Endo & Adeno Directory page for further recommended readings, products, groups. Much love B xxx BY ROS WOOD (endometriosis.org) Hormonal treatments have no long-term effect on endometriosis, so you may have to undergo surgery in order to treat your disease. Surgery for endometriosis can be very complex, in particular if you also have fibroids and/or adenomyosis, and extensive disease may mean that surgery will involve repair to f.x. the rectum and/or the bladder. Laparoscopy A laparoscopy is an operation that uses an instrument known as a laparoscope to: diagnose endometriosis treat…

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