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Living with Endometriosis

One of the most important aspects of living with endometriosis is to keep it in perspective. For example, the statistics tell us that around 40% of women with endometriosis will experience infertility. Instead of focusing on the possibility that you might have fertility issues, remember that this statistic also means that 60% of women will not have any fertility issues associated with their endometriosis.

Endometriosis is one of the 'invisible' diseases, in that you look OK and most people wouldn't know that you have a health problem. This can mean that you may get little or no sympathy when symptoms strike. While you don't necessarily want to broadcast your condition to everyone, it is a good idea to confide in a few close friends and family members so that they know what you are going through and can be supportive and understanding.

As far as having support goes, you will find there are endometriosis support groups in some areas; find out about these from your health care professional, local health department or clinic. There are also online endometriosis support groups. It is really healthy to be able to talk to people who understand your situation, so ask your doctor for ideas and contacts.

Investigate all endometriosis treatment options and speak to your doctor about them. If you don't feel you are being helped to find a suitable treatment option, seek another medical opinion or ask to be referred to a gynecologist who specializes in endometriosis. Make sure you give any doctor all the details about your condition, accurate family history and your plans for having children. Health professionals can help you best when they have all the pertinent information.

Many women seek medical help for endometriosis treatment to control their symptoms and help to limit the negative impact they can have. Pain medication isn't the only symptom relief available. Look into alternative therapies and natural treatments to help alleviate symptoms and even improve your endometriosis. Many women have had good results with acupuncture, herbal medicine, naturopathy, aromatherapy and homeopathy. Often a combination of therapies provides the best results.

It is really important that you look after your general health; being fit and healthy helps you cope with endometriosis and its symptoms. Eat a nutritious and balanced diet, focusing on fresh fruit and vegetables, wholegrains, nuts, pulses, lean protein and low fat dairy. Avoid highly processed foods and fast food which have few nutrients but extra calories. Try to have at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise on most days of the week to maintain your fitness and keep joints and muscles working.

Physical activity burns extra calories, gives you increased energy, lifts your mood and improves the flow of blood to your organs so that they can function more efficiently. If you don't feel like doing any exercise when your symptoms are bad, try to get outdoors for have a short, relaxed walk around your garden or neighborhood for 5 or 10 minutes to lift your mood and spirits.

Emotional well-being is a vital area because endometriosis can take a huge toll on your emotions and state of mind. Living with endometriosis affects all areas of your life and it is wise to be prepared for this and take some positive actions to off-set the impact. Regular exercise and a nutritious diet help a great deal as do relaxation activities - try meditation, Tai Chi or Yoga; take classes or follow a DVD in your own home.

Try not to isolate yourself because you are living with endometriosis; we all need social contact, especially women, who support and empathize with each other so well. If you find that you are not coping well, consider seeking professional help sooner rather than later; you need all the support you can get when you are living with endometriosis.

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