Monthly Archives: March 2015

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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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Treatment for Endometriosis. There is no cure for Endometriosis (Endo). There are no easy treatment solutions. Oral medications only treat the symptoms. The only treatment is surgery to properly remove the Endo via excision with a qualified laparoscopic excision surgeon. … Continue reading

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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 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 www.endosupport.com/endowp/natural-treatment #EndoDidYouKnow #Endometriosis #EndoAware #EndoSupport #EndoSisters … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Types of Surgery for Endometriosis: If Endo is removed properly, It can reduce pain and prepare your body for pregnancy. • Laparoscopy • Diagnostic Laparoscopy • Robotic Assisted Laparoscopy • Laparotomy • Hysterectomy For more info. Proper removal, doctors, and … Continue reading

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Surgery for Endometriosis • Surgery for Endometriosis is the only way to diagnose Endo. • Surgery for Endometriosis retrieves tissue to biopsy for diagnosis. • Surgery for Endometriosis can determine the stage your disease. • Surgery for Endometriosis can be … Continue reading

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Questions for your Endo Doctor: • How do you stay current with treatment? • How do you handle pain management? • Will this affect my ability to have kids? • What’s your standard treatment process? • How many laparosopies have … Continue reading

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Tips for Best Doctor Appointments: Be prepared to use your time wisely and get the most out of your appointment. • What are your intentions for the appt? • Bring a list of questions for your doctor • Bring someone … Continue reading

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#EndoDidYouKnow16 (1 of 2)

Endometriosis Surgeons (1 of 2): 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 • … Continue reading

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#EndoDidYouKnow16 (2 of 2)

Endometriosis Surgeons (2 of 2): 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. … Continue reading

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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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Endometriosis Specialty Centers: There are very few practices specific to Endometriosis. Here are a few of the known Endometriosis Centers in the U.S. • Center for Endometriosis Care – GA • New York Endometriosis Center – NY • Boston Center … Continue reading

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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 #Endometriosis #EndoAware #EndoSupport #EndoSisters #Endo *For more: www.endosupport.com/endowp/websites

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#EndoDidYouKnow12 (2 of 2)

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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#EndoDidYouKnow12 (1 of 2)

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: 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. Defined by the E.F.A. #EndoDidYouKnow #Endometriosis #EndoAware … Continue reading

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‘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 #Endometriosis … Continue reading

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Living with Endometriosis

The pain of living with endometriosis. A Cosmo reader on how she copes with the constant pain of endometriosis: “During the bad attacks only morphine brings me relief” http://www.cosmopolitan.co.uk/body/health/a25833/living-with-endometriosis/

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Common Site for Endometriosis

Common sites for Endometriosis are •Ovaries •Fallopian Tubes •Cul-de-sac •Peritoneum •Uterosacral ligaments. It can be found beyond the pelvis on •Bladder Bowel •Colon •Rectum •Appendix •Intestines •Surgery scars. In rare cases, it has spread to •Brain •Spine •Lung •Liver •Skin … Continue reading

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