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Some tips when you have your period

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 in Coping, Exercise, Expert, Pain, Treatment | 0 comments

Some tips when you have your period

Every month it comes – your period. As women we follow our monthly cycle. What you feel one day can change to another day. Having your period can be terrible days if you have pain and other problems connected to it. But, there are some things you can do to feel better. And there are also things you´d better avoid. The period is a natural state and should not be the hell that so many women are experiencing. Slow down The reason you bleed for some days every month, is to get rid of old endometrium (the lining of the uterus). The endometrium is very important to feed good nutrition to the...

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Fact sheets from the BSGE

Posted by on Apr 5, 2013 in Diagnosis, Expert | 1 comment

Fact sheets from the BSGE

Becoming an expert patient can be such an empowering way to manage endometriosis. The BSGE (British Society for Gynaecological Endoscopy) is the UK ‘s national body for professional gynae endoscopy practise, and has a great deal of clinical information and the latest research findings that as an endo patient you may find useful. The site contains links to the BSGE accredited centres nationwide, to enable you to find the best endo surgeon and specialist in your area. There are also many downloadable guideline PDF sheets for best practise in surgery and diagnosis. You may wish to arm...

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Yoga poses when you have pain

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in Exercise, Expert, Featured, Pain | 2 comments

Yoga poses when you have pain

When we are in pain, sometimes we just want to roll up like a snake, after we have taken the pain killer(s), heated the heat pad and drawn the venetians. The pain can be so bad we can´t bear it and this is one of the biggest problems if you have endometriosis or other pelvic illnesses. But there are other ways of coping with pain. Here I´ll share some yoga poses you can use when you are in pain.   Long deep Breathing The Long Deep Breathing is very important to reduce stress and pain. Whenever you feel pain (or stress for that matter) remember to breathe long and deeply. The long...

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Physiotherapy: Women and Pain

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in Expert, Treatment | 2 comments

This post is kindly re-posted from Specialist Pain Physio with thanks. This is the second part in a series highlighting common painful problems that I see in women (Part 1 here). Endometriosis would not usually the reason for the referral, however this problem can often be mentioned as we talk about painful problems that are seemingly unrelated. To the individual, endometriosis can significantly affect quality of life, impacting upon day to day living in many ways. There are perhaps 2 million women with the problem. What is endometriosis? The classic viewpoint Endometriosis is a condition...

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Ask an expert: what causes bloating with endometriosis?

Posted by on Jan 20, 2013 in Expert, Symptoms | 0 comments

What is the theory behind endometriosis causing bloating? Answer from our Gynae consultant expert Michael Cooper: Endometriotic deposits within the abdominal cavity result in a cascade of inflammatory proteins which can be measured at a research level.  It is thought that some of these proteins are toxic to sperm and oocytes and thus possibly decreasing fertility and it may also be that in a similar way these inflammatory proteins are toxic to the lining of the abdomen or peritoneum thus resulting in the bloating that is commonly associated with the condition. Follow Michael on...

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Elwin’s Easy Exhaustion Cure

Posted by on Jan 13, 2013 in Coping, Experience, Expert, Symptoms | 2 comments

Endometriosis has many side effects, one of the biggest ones being exhaustion. Exhaustion comes fro a body being stressed out from living in pain, from all the medications we may take, and from chronic stress and adrenal overload. Combatting exhaustion needs a rounded approach, including nutrition, rest, mindfulness, stress reduction and perhaps holistic therapies such as acupuncture and massage. This wonderful resource by Elwin Robinson, called The Easy Exhaustion Cure, is a fabulous read for endo warriors. Elwin is someone who really knows about burnout and fatigue, and shares many...

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