Monthly Archives: March 2014

Suspect you have Endometriosis?

Suspect you have #Endometriosis? Early detection of Endometriosis is extremely important – which includes teenagers. If you or a loved one is suffering from pelvic pain, share this, tell them to see a doctor immediately. Left untreated, Endometriosis can grow … Continue reading

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Endometriosis Awareness Thank You

Endometriosis Awareness. Thank you for taking the time to learn about a disease that affects 176 million worldwide. See our website and social sites for more information on #Endometriosis • ​www.endosupport.com • ​www.twitter.com/EndoTwinCities • ​www.facebook.com/EndoTwinCities • ​www.pinterest.com/EndoTwinCities • ​www.instagram.com/EndoTwinCities • … Continue reading

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: Many women with #Endometriosis also suffer from Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. PFD is a disorder of the pelvic floor related to physiological or anatomical abnormalities. A physical therapist experienced in Pelvic Floor Dysfunction can reduce pain by aligning … Continue reading

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How does the Endo Diet work?

How does the Endo Diet work? Control your prostaglandins to help reduce pain from #Endometriosis. #Prostaglandins are ‘Hormone-like chemicals produced in large amounts by endometrial cells.’ There are both good prostaglandins (PGE1) and bad prostaglandins (PGE2 & PGF2a) that can … Continue reading

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Endometriosis Diet

#Endometriosis Diet: Increase Omega 3 oils & high fiber foods. Reduce (red) meats and dairy products. Foods to Avoid • Caffeine • Alcohol • Butter • Margarine • Chocolate • Fried Foods • Carbohydrates • Refined Sugars • Saturated Fats … Continue reading

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Natural Treatment of #Endometriosis

Natural Treatment of #Endometriosis involves diet changes and healthy alternatives to surgery and medications. • Diet Changes •Acupuncture •Physical Therapy •Homeopathic Remedies •Massage Therapy •Chiropractic •T.E.N.S. Nerve Stimulation #EndoDidYouKnow For more info: www.endosupport.com/endowp/natural-treatment

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Adhesions

#Endometriosis can cause adhesions. Adhesions are internal scars that connect organs and tissues that are not normally connected. They can be a result of surgery. They pull on parts inside the abdomen. Symptoms of adhesions are •Pain Cramps •Vomiting •Swelling … Continue reading

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Types of Surgery

Types of Surgery for #Endometriosis: • Laparoscopy • Diagnostic Laparoscopy • Robotic Assisted Laparoscopy • Laparotomy • Hysterectomy. Success of surgery also relies on the method of removal and the skill of the surgeon. #EndoDidYouKnow More info: www.endosupport.com/endowp/surgery

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Surgery for Endo

Surgery for #Endometriosis • Surgery is the only way to diagnose • Tissue must be biopsied for diagnosis • Can help prepare for pregnancy • Can determine stage of disease • Success of surgery relies on the method of removal … Continue reading

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Finding an Endo Specialist

This link goes with yesterday’s #EndoDidYouKnow Image. Finding an Endometriosis Specialist provided by Endometriosis.org http://endometriosis.org/resources/articles/finding-a-specialist/

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Finding a Specialist.

Finding an Endometriosis Specialist. ‘No accreditation system for Endo includes definitions of a “specialist” or a “centre of excellence”. They don’t exist and may be a way of the past. Finding good care is not just the responsibility of our … Continue reading

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Free Endo Book

Get Dr. Cook’s #Endometriosis Survival Guide for free during endo month! http://vitalhealth.com/survival-guide.php

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Endometriosis Specialists Part 2

Endometriosis Specialists: These are some of the top doctors in the U.S.A. known to treat #Endometriosis and perform Laparoscopic Excision #Surgery • Dr. Camran Nezhat –MinInvSurgery -CA • Dr. Andrew Cook -Vital Health Inst. -CA • Dr. John Dulemba –Womens … Continue reading

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Endometriosis Specialists Part 1

Endometriosis Specialists: These are some of the top doctors in the U.S.A. known to treat #Endometriosis and perform Laparoscopic Excision #Surgery • Dr. Tamer Seckin -Endo. Foundation -NY • Dr. Ken Sinervo -Center for Endo –GA • Dr. Ceana Nezhat … Continue reading

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Endometriosis Associations

Endometriosis Associations. The following organizations offer trusted information specific to #Endometriosis: • Endometriosis.org • The Endometriosis Association • Endometriosis Research Center • Endometriosis Foundation of America • World Endometriosis Society • World Endometriosis Research Foundation #EndoDidYouKnow For links and more: … Continue reading

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Excision Part 4

We struggle to find doctors who really understand Endometriosis and are skilled at Laproscopic Excision Surgery. Harry Reich is a pioneer. In the U.S.‘The problem is a reimbursement issue’ A skilled excision surgery gets treated ‘the same as someone that … Continue reading

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Excision vs Ablation

Dr Reich’s thoughts on excision vs ablation & why there aren’t more experienced excision surgeons: http://youtu.be/ISZpfkNHAwU #EndoDidYouKnow #Endometriosis

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Excision Part 3

Endometriosis must be removed with Laparoscopic Excision Surgery (cut). Simple laser (burn) is not effective. Harry Reich is a surgical innovator. In 1988 he did the first laparoscopic hysterectomy. He says Laser surgery ’Upsets the lesion by making an acute … Continue reading

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Laparoscopic Excision Surgery Part 2

Laparoscopic Excision Surgery: Deep removal of all disease from all areas including bowel, bladder and beyond – is an effective, organ-sparing option; ideally performed by experienced, specialized surgeons with dedicated, multidisciplinary medical teams. Definition provided by The Endometriosis Foundation of … Continue reading

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Laparoscopic Excision Surgery Part 1

‘Many cases of #Endometriosis can be successfully treated with Laparoscopic Excision Surgery.’ ‘#Hysterectomy should only ever be considered as a last resort. There is no oral medication to treat (Endo).’Quote provided by: The Endometriosis Foundation of America #EndoDidYouKnow #EndoAware

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