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Endometriosisby Mary Lou Ballweg
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The definitive guide to living with endometriosis
Some eighty-nine million women worldwide have endometriosis--or "endo," as it is commonly called. For decades, women with the disease have suffered in silence, and faced a nightmare of misinformation, myths, and unsuccessful treatments. Today, thanks to new awareness and research, hope and relief are available.
Endometriosis is a chronic, often painful hormonal and immune disease that affects girls as young as eight and women in their reproductive years and beyond. The name itself comes from endometrium, the tissue lining inside the uterus. With endo, tissue similar to this lining is found elsewhere, usually in the abdomen, where it causes pain, inflammation, internal bleeding, scarring, infertility, and a host of other medical problems.
Now research pioneered by the Endometriosis Association has established that endo is a "tip of the iceberg" disease. Endometriosis: The Complete Reference for Taking Charge of Your Health provides groundbreaking information on the disease and its relation to several other health problems, including certain cancers, autoimmune problems, environmental illness, and fibromyalgia. Based on the latest research gathered and conducted by Mary Lou Ballweg and the Endometriosis Association, this guide includes information on:
Besides invaluable and cutting-edge advice on treatment this guide also features real women's stories that explore the aspects of living with this disease. This book equips you with the tools you need not only to live with endometriosis but to live well.
Mary Lou Ballweg is founder, president, and executive director of the Endometriosis Association. She is quoted regularly by many major newspapers and magazines.
The Endometriosis Association was founded in 1980 to offer those with endometriosis support and information, educate the public and medical community about the disease, and promote endo research. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this international organization has members and groups worldwide.
This reference includes information on endometriosis and its relation to such conditions as autoimmune problems, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and other disorders, as well as a new understanding of how menopause affects endometriosis, and includes sections on environmental toxins.
In this complete reference, bestselling health authors present must-have information for managing endometriosis.
Bestselling health authors present must-have information for managing endometriosis
Endometriosis is a serious disease associated with pain, immune dysfunction, infertility, cancer, and autoimmune diseases that can be managed only through active, informed decision making. Developed by the Endometriosis Association, Endometriosis provides new information on treatments and lifestyle changes that gives women with endometriosis and their families the tools they need to successfully manage the disease.
This authoritative guide contains groundbreaking new discoveries on endometriosis and its relationship to autoimmune problems, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and other poorly understood diseases.
Endometriosis also includes new information on:
About the Author
Mary Lou Ballweg is the founder, president, and executive director of the Endometriosis Association and was the lead author on its two previous books on the subject. The Endometriosis Association was founded 23 years ago and now has groups and members worldwide.
Table of Contents
Endo: what a pain it is! — What you need to know about treating endometriosis medically — Surgery and endometriosis: expanding horizons — Immunotherapy: the newest treatment for endometriosis — What you eat affects your endo — Endometriosis and infertility — The immune system: part and parcel of endo — Endometriosis and cancer: what is the connection? — Helping teens with endo: background for parents, doctors, and friends — We are strong! a section especially for teens and young women — Menopause and endometriosis — Preventing endometriosis: it may be possible! — Research reveals disease is starting younger, diagnosis is delayed — Endometriosis goes public.
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