|Krotec, Joseph / Perkins, Sharon|
Endometriosis For Dummies
1. Edition October 2006
2006. 362 Pages, Softcover
ISBN 978-0-470-05047-7 - John Wiley & Sons
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Endometriosis is painful disorder of the female reproductive system--;a condition that's also linked to increased risks of infertility and autoimmune disease. This plain-English guide dispels the many myths that still swirl around endometriosis. It describes the disease and how it affects the body, pinpoints symptoms and warning signs, and tells how to understand a diagnosis. Offering reliable, reassuring guidance, it explains the latest drug, hormone, surgical, and alternative treatments and provides guidelines for healthy nutrition as well as advice on coping with the emotional and physical challenges of living with endometriosis.
From the contents
Part I: Endometriosis: What It Is and Isn't.
Chapter 1: The Lowdown on Endometriosis: A Quick Run-Through.
Chapter 2: Suspecting Endometriosis: Defining the Symptoms.
Chapter 3: Endometriosis: A Quick Review of Biology.
Chapter 4: Determining What Causes Endometriosis.
Part II: Digging Deeper into Endometriosis.
Chapter 5: Understanding Your Menstrual Cycle (And Its Relationship to Endometriosis).
Chapter 6: Looking Closer at How Endometriosis Also Affects Other Body Parts.
Chapter 7: Endometriosis and Infertility: Having a Baby (Or Trying To).
Chapter 8: Finding the Right Doctor.
Chapter 9: Do You Have Endometriosis? Your Initial Exam and Diagnosis.
Part III: Treating Endometriosis.
Chapter 10: Relying on (Prescription) Drugs to Treat Endometriosis.
Chapter 11: Contemplating Surgery to Improve Your Endometriosis.
Chapter 12: Considering Alternative Therapies and Remedies to Relieve the Pain.
Chapter 13: Managing the Chronic Physical Pain.
Chapter 14: All Things Teens: Diagnosing, Treating, and Coping with Endometriosis.
Part IV: Living with Endometriosis.
Chapter 15: Coping with Endometriosis and Your Emotions.
Chapter 16: Changing Your Lifestyle When You Have Endometriosis.
Chapter 17: Just for Friends and Family: Help and Support.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 18: Ten Myths about Endometriosis.
Chapter 19: Ten (Or So) Trends in the Future of Endometriosis.
Chapter 20: Ten Strategies to Help with the Pain.
Part VI: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Glossary.
Appendix B: Resources and Support.