Bestselling health authors present must-have information for managing endometriosis
Endometriosis is a serious disease associated with pain, immune dysfunction, infertility, cancer, and autoimmune diseases that can be managed only through active, informed decision making. Developed by the Endometriosis Association, Endometriosis provides new information on treatments and lifestyle changes that gives women with endometriosis and their families the tools they need to successfully manage the disease.
This authoritative guide contains groundbreaking new discoveries on endometriosis and its relationship to autoimmune problems, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and other poorly understood diseases.
Endometriosis also includes new information on:
- Cutting-Edge Therapies for Pain Relief
- New Information on Nutrition and Alternative Treatments
- The Latest Research on Medical Therapies
- Special Sections on Menopause, Teens with Endo, Cancer, and Environmental Toxins
|Publisher:||McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Mary Lou Ballweg is the founder, president, and executive director of the Endometriosis Association and was the lead author on its two previous books on the subject. The Endometriosis Association was founded 23 years ago and now has groups and members worldwide.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Readers may not like the fact that Ballweg does not give one answer on what to do if you have endo. That's because there is no one answer for every woman. This book arms you with a lot of information that you need to digest and, in consultation with your healthcare providers, make your own decisions about your treatment. This is not easy--especially when your doctor disagrees or isn't up on the latest research. This book does talk about surgery and drug therapy--those have been standard treatments for years. She also talks about immunotherapy, environmental concerns, the relationship of endo to other immune system problems, what to do before you get pregnant to make sure your daughter doesn't get endo. Also the info that dioxin exposure is most likely to blame for most of our endo. All of this is a lot for a patient to take responsibility for, but if you want the best chance of getting well, you will read this book. Have a highlighter handy!
This book is not very helpful. If you have endo and need to know more, do not read this book. Like the disease, it is confusing. The book is poorly written and full of jargon. It is also quite annoying, with its Joe with Endo cartoons. The book is very depressing too and paints a horrible --- and pessimistic --- picture for those with endo.