• What is Adenomyosis, Cause, Treatments & Effect

    This information summarizes what adenomyosis is, the main signs and symptoms and current ways of managing it. It is intended for those who may have adenomyosis. What is it? Adenomyosis is defined by the finding of endometrium (the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus/womb) within the myometrium (muscular wall of the womb). The cause is not known, although there are several theories. One theory is that it has a hormonal origin, another is that it may be due to disruption of the myometrium. Adenomyosis can be found in women of all ages, including adolescents. It is often found in women with endometriosis. What symptoms are associated with…

  • Endometriosis, African Female Silent Nightmare

    Even though the prevalence of endometriosis (severe menstrual pains) is well documented in women living in developed countries, studies on the prevalence of the daunting disease among African women are wanting. There is high misconception that endometriosis hardly affects women of African descent. Endometriosis, according to medical experts is the abnormal growth of endometrial tissue, similar to that which lines the interior of the uterus but in a location outside of the uterus. Endometrial tissue is shed each month during menstruation. The tissue may be attached to the ovaries, fallopian tubes, exterior of the uterus, the bowel or the other internal parts. According to medicine as hormones change during the…

  • Endo & Adeno What?

    What is Endometriosis and Adenomyosis? Endometriosis is a disorder where the tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus grows on the outside and sometimes inside the wall of the uterus (aka Adenomyosis). It usually involves the ovaries, bowel, pouch of Douglas, bladder, tubes, or the tissue lining your pelvis, though sometimes it can spread beyond the pelvic region. During your menstrual cycle, this displaced tissue thickens, breaks down, and bleeds. Because this tissue has no way to exit the body, it becomes trapped. This can lead to cyst formation, adhesions, and pain. What Are The Symptoms? Very painful periods (pelvic pain, cramping, lower back and abdominal pain) Pain…

  • Endometriosis is more severe for obese women, study finds

    Research finds average severity score for obese women is two times higher than for healthy weight women. Obese women are more likely to have severe endometriosis, a misunderstood condition that affects one in 10 women, an Australian study has found. The study of 500 women with surgically confirmed endometriosis found women with a healthy body mass index were more likely to have endometriosis, but obese women were more likely to have severe forms of the condition which causes chronic pain and inflammation. The average disease severity score of obese women was two times higher than that of healthy weight women, according to the findings published in the Journal of Endometriosis and Pelvic…

  • Chronic fatigue an under-recognised symptom of debilitating endometriosis, study finds

    Treating symptoms alongside disease could improve quality of life for millions of women. Fatigue is an under recognised symptom of endometriosis which could help identify the condition and improve the quality of life for millions of women, a study has said. Women diagnosed with endometriosis were twice as likely to also have chronic fatigue, researchers found, even when tiredness caused by other symptoms like pain or depression was accounted for. “These findings suggest that endometriosis has an effect on fatigue that is independent of other factors and that cannot be attributed to symptoms of the disease,” said Professor Brigitte Leeners, of University Hospital Zurich, who led the research. It also means treating fatigue…