Living Well with Endometriosis

What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You...That You Need to Know

Living Well with Endometriosis

A complete guide to the side–effects and treatments – both conventional and alternative – for endometriosis, from a respected name in the field who also suffers from endometriosis. Endometriosis is a debilitating reproductive and immunological disease that affects 7–10 million American women each year. The disease occurs when the same kind of tissue that lines the walls of the uterus grows outside the uterus in the pelvic cavity or some other area of the body, usually significantly affecting the woman's fertility and often causing pelvic pain. And as with any condition that affects fertility, the results are often emotional and psychological as well as physical. As someone who suffers from endometriosis, and who has connections to a wide network of healthcare professionals, Morris is the perfect person to guide sufferers through diagnosis, treatment and living well with the condition. Like the previous titles in our successful Living Well series, this book will offer a holistic approach to living with the disease. The author will offer strategies for coping with the psychological aspects of endometriosis, including how best to tell others about the condition; treatment options including alternative and complementary treatment plans; dealing with infertility; and weighing the hysterectomy option. The author will draw on her relationship with fellow sufferers as well as medical professionals to help readers, making this the most comprehensive guide to endometriosis available. Kerry–Ann Morris was diagnosed with endometriosis in 1999. Since then she has become one of the most active members of the endometriosis community, and has started an outreach website for the disease. She has relationships with many fellow sufferers and experts in the medical community, making her the perfect author for a book on holistic treatment.

Alone in the Crowd - Living Well with Endometriosis

Alone in the Crowd - Living Well with Endometriosis

Chernobyl survivor Ania was eight; the nuclear disaster became more than just a metaphor for her that mirrored her pain. It became her reason to discover the cause for her suffering, drove her to America, and helped her find her cure. Now she shares her story with the 175 million women who suffer globally from this disease. In her own words, "I was enjoying life to the fullest. I felt like I had it all - zeal, zest, education, dreams, travel; there was nothing I couldn't do, nothing I couldn't go after. Then my world came crashing down. Pain. Depression. Misery. These were my constant companions. What was happening to my beautiful life? Then I heard a word that brought everything into focus: E-N-D-O-M-E-T-R-I-O-S-I-S. Ania continues, "If you have been diagnosed with this debilitating disease, then you know the blackness and heartache that endometriosis creates in your life. But if you are struggling to find the cause of anguishing symptoms that doctors cannot find a source for, then it is possible you have undiagnosed "endo." It is an incredibly painful and, at times, incapacitating disease that affects over six million women and girls in the USA, and millions more worldwide. But endometriosis is not just a health condition that women struggle with. It is a social, psychological, and economical problem of global proportions. Whenever I speak to people about this disease, they look at me with eyes as big as quarters, wondering if they have heard of it, or trying to figure out what it is, exactly. Since I have done so much research, gone through countless tests, developed various holistic and medical methods of dealing with the disease, and created delicious and healthy recipes that help my body cope, I felt I could no longer "stay in the closet" just because "endo" was a taboo subject or something people were not comfortable to talk about."

Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches

What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You...That You Need to Know

Living Well with Migraine Disease and Headaches

For millions of Americans, Migraine disease, tension headaches, and other headaches are a debilitating part of every day. Teri Robert has been there—in fact, she experienced her first Migraine at age six. Now, in this groundbreaking holistic guide to the diagnosis and treatment of headaches and Migraine disease, she brings a patient-empowering message to all headache sufferers: you don't have to live with daily pain. She provides you with all the information you need to know about getting the help you need, including: Understanding side effects Treatments for long-term relief Risks and symptoms Identification of the various types of headaches Traditional and alternative therapies Information on finding health care practitioners and support Numerous case studies and expert advice

Living with Endometriosis

The Complete Guide to Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Treatment Options

Living with Endometriosis

A knowledgeable handbook with a patient's perspective for women afflicted with the common, debilitating, painful disease known as endometriosis More than 176 million women worldwide suffer with endometriosis, a condition causing agonizing pelvic pain which affects every aspect of a woman’s life. While there is currently no cure for endometriosis, patients can take action to reduce their symptoms and improve their overall wellbeing by following a comprehensive wellness plan. Written by an experienced author who has lived with endometriosis for years, Living with Endometriosis includes expert advice drawn from doctors and researchers tackling this debilitative disease, along with tips for recognizing symptoms and getting the most effective help possible. Living with Endometriosis includes: • Up-to-date information on the latest hormonal and surgical treatment options • Information for a broad, full-body approach to wellness • Guidance on becoming an active advocate for your personal care • Valuable medical and community resources for endometriosis sufferers Learning to live with the chronic pain of endometriosis can seem overwhelming. Don’t let endometriosis defeat you; make the choice to seek out the best possible care that works for your needs and take your life back from endometriosis!

Endometriosis For Dummies

Endometriosis For Dummies

Get the empowering info that puts you in control Take charge and take comfort in knowing how to live well with endometriosis Diagnosing and living with endometriosis isn't easy, but this disease doesn't have to rule your life. This book helps you find out and recognize typical symptoms. Plus, you'll get up-to-date info on traditional and alternative treatments -- ranging from medications and surgeries to acupuncture and massages. The authors provide plenty of compassionate advice on dealing with the pain and emotional issues, so you can enjoy life. Discover how to * Evaluate treatment options * Enhance your chances of getting pregnant * Manage the pain * Make lifestyle changes to minimize symptoms * Deal with the emotional and financial challenges

Living Well with Hypothyroidism, Revised Edition

What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You...that

Living Well with Hypothyroidism, Revised Edition

The Most Comprehensive Resource Available on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Hypothyroidism For millions of Americans, hypothyroidism often goes untreated ... or is treated improperly. This book, thoroughly researched by the nation's top thyroid patient advocate—a hypothyroidism patient herself—provides you with answers to all your questions, including: What is hypothyroidism? What are the warning signs, symptoms, and risk factors? Why is getting diagnosed often a challenge, and how can you overcome the obstacles? What treatments are available (including those your doctor hasn't told you about)? Which alternative and holistic therapies, nutritional changes, and supplements may help treat hypothyroidism?

Private Parts

How To Really Live With Endometriosis

Private Parts

Eleanor writes as fearlessly as she has fought this disease; with heart, honesty and a humour that is rarely afforded to subjects as serious as this. Your head will explode with what you'll learn and your heart will explode with the courage of this author. She's truly extraordinary - Phoebe Waller-Bridge Private Parts is just like its author: funny, brave, charming, honest, reassuring and ultimately brilliant - Joe Lycett Like 1 in 10 women in the UK, Eleanor Thom has endometriosis and she thinks that it's time to talk a bit more about our private parts. Part memoir, part guide book and part survival guide, Private Parts retraces Eleanor's own journey with endometriosis, offering readers practical, down-to-earth and friendly advice covering everything from what actually happens in an internal exam, to finding the right specialist for you, the perfect post-op wardrobe and to why you should look to Frida Kahlo for inspiration in your darkest moments. Written for those looking to live well with their endometriosis and for those looking for help to understand the disease, this is a call to action for people to speak up about an illness which is still so misunderstood. Features exclusive interviews with Hilary Mantel, Paulette Edwards, Lena Dunham and Emma Barnett as well as insights from experts in the field.

Endometriosis

Simple Strategies for Living With Endometriosis

Endometriosis

Easy-to-understand material on endometriosis, which can often be debilitating and is increasingly common. Endometriosis affects one in five women and is also a leading cause of infertility. This book covers: diagnosis and treatment options; pain management techniques; self-care strategies; fertility issues; and how to take control of your health and gain support. This book is essential reading for women with endometriosis, their partners and families - it answers many frequently-asked questions about the condition. It includes interviews with leading endometriosis specialists as well as inspiring interviews with sufferers such as food writer Allyson Gofton, author Maggie Eyre and Goldenhorse's singer Kirsten Morelle, who have all lived with endometriosis. 'Andrea has written an informative and comprehensive guide book to endometriosis which includes easy-to-follow self-help tips so that the reader will feel knowledgeable about treatment and can actively be involved in disease management.' Deborah Bush QSM CEO New Zealand Endometriosis Foundation

Living with Lung and Colon Endometriosis

Catamenial Pneumothorax

Living with Lung and Colon Endometriosis

In 1958 100 women were written up in the literature with endometriosis on the lung causing it to fill up with fluid and collapse. Catamenial pneumothorax was considered extremely rare, but actually an under-recognized manifestation of catamenial ectopic endometriosis. 2016 record numbers of women have been diagnosed globally with menstrual lung collapse and other presentations referred to as Thoracic Endometriosis Syndrome. KIRKUS REVIEW A plainspoken chronicle of living with a dreadful case of a difficult-to-diagnosis disease. What started as a minor pain just below her ribs would soon begin to impact the authors breathing, and she was eventually diagnosed with pulmonary endometriosis. Endometriosis usually affects the mucous membrane of the uterus, but it can also be a traveler, with endometrial implants attaching themselves to the colon and the lungs. The tissue of the implants sheds, causing a monthly flow of blood that can lead to lung collapse. Desiring to call attention to the little-known disease, the author vibrantly recalls her 13-year struggle with the illness, the three major surgeries she underwent (in Army, Navy and Air Force hospitals) and the seven chest-tube procedures. She charts her progress and backslides, the expression of her symptoms and her close brushes with death. She also includes the surgeons narrative summaries of her operations. During her protracted battle with the disease, she faced countless debilitating procedures, including colonic resections and an abdominal hysterectomy with bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy. Though it may be expected that a military officer address each piece of new bad news with dignity and resolve, readers will still be impressed by Wallaces fortitude, as well as the thoughtful, caring impulse that prompted her to write this book: to alert other women to this obscure, diagnostic nightmare of an illness. A slim but sharp and valuable little book that will go a long way toward helping those who suffer from pulmonary endometriosis. Kirkus Discoveries August 31, 2006 First book published on Pulmonary Endometriosis/Catamenial Pneumothorax