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

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 Endometriosis Workbook and Daily Journal

Living with Endometriosis Workbook and Daily Journal

Take control of your endometriosis diagnosis with this helpful and efficient organizer and daily journal. The Living with Endometriosis Workbook and Daily Journal is designed for those suffering with endometriosis to keep all of their information in one place to take to doctor appointments, which can be extremely beneficial. Inside, you will find space to write a list of doctors you have seen, treatments you have already tried, treatments you want to try, questions you want to ask your doctors, medical tests, surgeries and procedures, upcoming appointments, other illnesses you have, your health goals, research, and a place for daily information (positive quote, period information, pain levels, and a food diary). There is enough space for you to have information for an entire year to make it easier to keep track.

Coping with Endometriosis

Sound, Compassionate Advice for Alleviating the Physical and Emotional Symptoms of this Frequently Misunderstood Illness

Coping with Endometriosis

This guide to endometriosis treatment provides valuable advice on understanding, treating and living with this disorder. Covering both the physiological and emotional effects of the disorder, this guide also presents information on conventional and alternative treatments.

Real Life Diaries

Living with Endometriosis

Real Life Diaries

Inspiring true stories about managing life and finding hope beyond endometriosis.

Coping with Endometriosis

Coping with Endometriosis

Endometriosis causes a variety of symptoms from painful periods and backache to fertility problems. If you have painful periods and wonder if you might have endometriosis, or if you've already been diagnosed, you need the best possible information, help and support. This book aims to help you understand your symptoms, talk to your doctor without embarrassment, and it explains the tests and the treatment options. There's also sympathetic advice to help you cope with pain, deal with your own feelings about having endometriosis, and talk to your partner about how you feel. "Women with endometriosis need simple, clear information to enable them to decide for themselves which kind of treatment may be right for them. This book is written in a clear question and answer format and covers everything from explanations of symptoms to treatments and self-help. A book aimed directly at women, in a language they can understand." - National Endometriosis Society

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 What the internet can tell you about endometriosis: Endometriosis is a chronic and incurable condition that affects 1 in 10 women with approximately 1.6 million sufferers in the UK alone, but only 20% of the general public have heard of it. It takes an average of seven and a half years to get a diagnosis in the UK and affects sufferers' capacity to work, their fertility and their ability to enjoy sex. What Eleanor Thom can tell you about endometriosis: You are so much more than the sum of your private parts. Part memoir, part guide book and part survival guide, Private Parts retraces writer and comedian 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 who are looking for help to understand the disease and how it affects those with it, Private Parts 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 and Lena Dunham. Praise for Private Parts: 'Funny, brave, charming, honest, reassuring and ultimately brilliant' Joe Lycett

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