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A comprehensive library of articles about all aspects of learning about and coping with endometriosis


Psychology and endometriosis
15 January 2011

by Vicki O’Donnell, psychologist Illustrations by Jane Berstein Psychology is the study of mind and behaviour. These two are closely linked, because what we think, feel and believe influences how we behave. Within the traditional “biomedical” approach to health and illness, psychology had a very small role to play. This approach viewed mind and body […]

Bowel symptoms
15 January 2011

by Ros Wood Bowel symptoms are a common but often unrecognised consequence of endometriosis, especially chronic and recurrent endometriosis. Nobody knows exactly what proportion of women with endometriosis have bowel symptoms; it could be five percent, thirty percent, or anywhere in between. However, we are fairly sure that a relatively large proportion of our members […]

Laparoscopy: before and after tips
15 January 2011

A comprehensive overview of laparoscopy, how to prepare for endometriosis surgery, and how to recover afterwards. Written by women, who have been there before!

Aromatase in endometriosis
15 January 2011

Aromatase inhibitors are an emerging treatment in women with endometriosis, who do not respond to current hormonal treatments to temper the disease. Professor Serdar Bulun explains how they work.

Endometriosis: be good to yourself
15 January 2011

Suggestions for women with endometriosis on how to be good to themselves: coping tips for eating right, resting, sleeping, and living with endometriosis.

How to find a specialist
21 July 2009

Ten things to consider before choosing your treatment – and your physician. A practical guide to find a specialist in endometriosis.

Family and partners of those with endometriosis
22 June 2008

Support for family and partners of women with endometriosis. Suggestions of how to communicate, explain endometriosis, and how to deal with painful sex (intercourse/dyspareunia).

Teenagers and endometriosis
29 May 2008

by Lone Hummelshoj It is an old myth that teenagers do not get endometriosis. In fact, some research indicate that up to two thirds of women with endometriosis have symptoms before they are 20 years old [1]. This means that symptoms in adolescent girls need to be taken very serious indeed, whilst still recognising that […]

Endometriosis and pregnancy (and breastfeeding)
29 May 2008

by Ros Wood Pregnancy generally leads to an improvement in endometriosis symptoms, particularly during the latter months of pregnancy. However, some women experience a worsening of symptoms, particularly during the first three months. It is believed that the beneficial effects are due to the high levels of progesterone produced during pregnancy. It is thought that […]

Dietary modification to alleviate endometriosis symptoms
30 September 2007

Nutritionist Dian Shepperson Mills talks with Dr Mark Perloe about how nutrition can play a role in improving fertility and reducing the symptoms of endometriosis.

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