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Tips for Managing Endometriosis Flare-Ups

Endometriosis is a condition that is often misunderstood and underestimated yet, ironically, affects millions of people with uteruses worldwide. Classically, it has been defined as the presence of endometrial-like tissue outside the uterus, this condition is more than just a gynecological concern. It is a chronic systemic inflammatory condition that can be found in almost every major organ of the body. These lesions cause internal inflammation, resulting in pain, cramping and a myriad of other symptoms that can be physically, mentally and socially debilitating. 
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Tips for Managing Endometriosis Flare-Ups
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Adenomyosis explained

You may have heard of endometriosis, the inflammatory condition where endometrial-like tissue grows outside of the uterus, forming often painful lesions on other organs in the body. But have you heard of adenomyosis
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Are endometriosis pregnancies high-risk?

Navigating fertility while dealing with endometriosis can feel daunting. Endometriosis is an inflammatory disease where tissue that’s similar to the uterine lining grows outside of the uterus, forming lesions on other organs in the body. This often leads to chronic pain, inflammation, and other challenging symptoms. 
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What to Know About Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Many of us (myself included) have been raised to accept that our periods will hurt. Ironically, this idea causes more harm! This misconception led to me missing school because of menstrual pain, all while assuming there was nothing I could do to feel better. I thought my period pain was normal, felt hopeless, and didn’t seek out help. I wish I had known then what I know now. 

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Uterine Fibroids And How To Treat Them

Let's talk about something that might not be a regular topic of conversation but deserves our attention: uterine fibroids. If you're one of the millions of people who have them, you're not alone. Fibroids can cause some big disruptions in our lives, but understanding them is the first step toward finding relief. 
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How Endometriosis Affects Fertility

Navigating the intersection of endometriosis and fertility can stir up a range of emotions. Endometriosis is an inflammatory disease associated with immune dysfunction where tissue similar to the uterine lining grows outside of the uterus. If you have endometriosis, you’ve likely heard that it could cause fertility issues. 
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Treatment Option for Endometriosis: Excision Vs Ablation

When I think about my journey with endometriosis over the last twenty years, I think of it as a beast that’s lived inside of me trying to take over mind, body and soul. Having tried the gamut of treatment options from dietary changes and physical therapy to hormones, medically induced menopause, and multiple surgeries, the beast continues to have a stronghold over me.
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What is PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder)?

I am 1 in 20.I am a clinical psychologist and I have a disability that impacts 1 in 20 individuals of reproductive age, yet most people have never heard of it. In fact, it’s a...

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The Four Phases of Your Menstrual Cycle

Tapping into your cycle is an invitation toward self-discovery and connection with self and others. Let’s dive into menstrual cycle literacy and give you the tools you need to chart the four phases of your menstrual cycle.
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Castor Packs: The Natural Way to Relieve Period Pain

Castor oil is a natural remedy that has been used for centuries to treat a variety of health problems. Recently, it has been gaining popularity as a way to reduce period pain, inflammation, and hormone...

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