EP 34: Endometriosis – The Misinformation Darling of Women’s Health

Endometriosis is a long-term disease, but it’s not a terminal illness.

While endo symptoms usually present at a young age, it takes approximately seven to ten years for most women to get diagnosed. It’s not uncommon to hear of women being bounced around the medical system and silenced with birth control pills to mask their symptoms, with no one taking a closer look. Plus, a doctor needs to confirm the presence of endometrial implants through surgery before you can get a definitive diagnosis.

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, and in honor of that, I’m sharing an end-to-end rundown of endometriosis from symptoms to diagnosis and treatment. In this episode, I talk about theories around why endo develops, why it’s become a highly-charged topic, the stages of endometriosis, common symptoms, treatment options for endometriosis, how to find the right practitioner for you, and more.

If you’ve struggled with this, you have to become your best advocate. Let’s not waste more of your life. Let’s figure this out and get you the support you need to improve your quality of life. Enjoy the episode!

Episode Highlights
-Why many women experience a significant delay in getting their endometriosis diagnosis
-Theories about why and when a woman develops endometriosis
+Retrograde menstruation
+Coelomic metaplasia
+Oxidative stress and inflammation
+Stem cells
-Endometriosis has become a highly-charged topic
-There are many different ways endometriosis can present
-Characteristics of the stages of endometriosis
-Pelvic pain and endometriosis
-Key statistics on endometriosis
-How different doctors manage endometriosis
-Why endometriosis can sometimes lead to infertility and what you can do
-The most prevalent symptoms of endometriosis
-What you need to know about dysmenorrhea and dyspareunia
-Treatment options for endometriosis
-Why I prefer taking a multi-faceted approach to treatment
-Putting your endometriosis diagnosis into perspective
-How to find the right practitioner for you

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