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An holistic approach to managing endometriosis

What I learned about endometriosis that helped me manage my condition Guest Post by Melissa Turner I remember the day I was diagnosed with Stage 4 endometriosis. I was sitting in the doctor’s office, looking at my gynecologist and heard only words of limitation and endless struggling. The words of “there is no cure” and “there is nothing else... read more

Three facts about endometriosis: Lupron, surgery and adjunct treatments

Weaving A Red Web by Giuliana Serena “…there are fewer than 100 surgeons in North America who have been identified as doing effective surgery for endometriosis.” Guest Post by Philippa Bridge-Cook, PhD Endometriosis has had more press attention in the last several weeks than it has had in years, thanks to Girls writer/producer/actress Lena Dunham’s announcement that she was not... read more
#Endometriosis art, film and a graphic book: Endo Weekend Links #3

#Endometriosis art, film and a graphic book: Endo Weekend Links #3

“1 in 10 women suffer from a disease that most people have never heard of.”                   Weekend Links at re:Cycling acknowledges the many ways in which the creative arts are taking on #endometriosisawareness advocacy. 1. Film: It was a big week for the producers of the documentary Endo What? that premiered on March 16th in New York City.     The... read more
Endometriosis, painful sex, and physical therapy

Endometriosis, painful sex, and physical therapy

Dr. Sallie Sarrel is a Women’s Health Physical Therapist who specializes in endometriosis. “We have emerged from the days of Freud and finger pointing that sexual pain is only psychological. Especially in the case of women with endometriosis, sexual pain is driven by physiologic reasons.” Guest Post by Dr. Sallie Sarrel, PT ATC DPT Sexuality is one of the innermost... read more
We must talk about sex and endometriosis

We must talk about sex and endometriosis

“Societal bias often tells us pain is simply ‘part of life’ and that symptoms of endometriosis like dyspareunia (painful sex) are somehow ‘normal’ or that we ‘shouldn’t talk about them.’ This is wrong.” Guest Post by Nancy Petersen, RN Endometriosis significantly impairs health-related quality of life across multiple domains, including pain, sexual, psychological and social functioning. The disease often creates... read more

#EndometriosisAwarenessMonth: Weekend Links #2

As Endometriosis Awareness Month continues, here are a few worthy and/or interesting media stories that mention endometriosis so far this March: March 8, 2016, Medical Xpress, Survey launched to learn more about Endometriosis You’d think the medical community would know a lot about a serious disease that impacts the lives of about 176 million women worldwide. Not so: Researchers... read more
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