Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women. So that must mean we all know at least one woman who suffers from it. Or do we?
Why is Endometriosis not often talked about? Because women are living with symptoms or pain that you may not see on the outside and yet it affects almost every facet of her life. SBS Insight focused on Endometriosis recently with a panel of women who suffer from the condition, their parents, husbands, gynecologists and women’s health specialists.
Endometriosis affects 6 in 10 women. The pain, the heavy bleeding, the discomfort if you have adhesions, the associated IBS or Bladder issues. Does the frustration ever end? If you’re experiencing severe Endometriosis, you’re probably considering surgery. So, does a Hysterectomy cure Endometriosis?
That bloating starts to appear, you feel sluggish and tired. Your partner starts avoiding you with a ten foot pole because they see you bouncing between unexplainable tears and a fiery rage. You dread this time of the month- not the period, but your PMS or Pre-Menstrual phase.
You feel heavy and fluidy around your belly. Maybe a little bloated and like a balloon is in there. What is that recurring belly that appears each month during your period cycle and why is it so uncomfortable? Let’s take a look at Chinese Medicine’s take on “Endo Belly”.
Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women and even that is an underestimated number. You see Endometriosis can’t be detected in a blood test, nor with an internal ultrasound. So there could be women with Endometriosis walking around that don’t even know they have it! Let’s take a look at it in closer detail.
This year I started out feeling a little flat and unmotivated. Almost an anti-dote to the New Year excitement “we SHOULD” be feeling. Was it overhwelm or pressure? Here’s what I did that changed the way I think, my habits and my space for the better, and definitely made me happier.
You may be wondering do Chinese Herbs help success with Infertility? Traditional Chinese Medicine has a good reputation with Women’s Health and producing results. Let’s take a closer look at Chinese Herbs & how it supports better Fertility in more detail.
The Oral Contraceptive Pill (OCP) is by far the most preferred method of contraception in Australia, the UK & US. A convenient and painless form of contraception, The Pill receives more use than Long Term Contraceptive Methods such as an IUD (Intra Uterine Device). The issues around OCP Prescription can be related to its ‘off label prescribing’ for young girls with heavy and painful periods and for women later on in their lives when they want to conceive and need to come off The Pill. Let’s discuss these issues.
Menstrual Cycles. Every woman has to deal with it on some level. Some women count, others have no idea what’s going on down there. There are women out there that have cycles like clockwork and those that can’t rely on any regularity of their cycle. These women are constantly playing a guessing game about when their next period is due. Let’s take a look at some of the issues around an irregular menstrual cycle, and what can help create a regular one.