Living Well with Endometriosis: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You...That You Need to Know (Paperback)

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Living Well with Endometriosis: What Your Doctor Doesn't Tell You...That You Need to Know (Paperback)


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A complete guide to the side–effects and treatments – both conventional and alternative – for endometriosis, from a respected name in the field who also suffers from endometriosis.

Endometriosis is a debilitating reproductive and immunological disease that affects 7–10 million American women each year. The disease occurs when the same kind of tissue that lines the walls of the uterus grows outside the uterus in the pelvic cavity or some other area of the body, usually significantly affecting the woman's fertility and often causing pelvic pain. And as with any condition that affects fertility, the results are often emotional and psychological as well as physical.

As someone who suffers from endometriosis, and who has connections to a wide network of healthcare professionals, Morris is the perfect person to guide sufferers through diagnosis, treatment and living well with the condition. Like the previous titles in our successful Living Well series, this book will offer a holistic approach to living with the disease. The author will offer strategies for coping with the psychological aspects of endometriosis, including how best to tell others about the condition; treatment options including alternative and complementary treatment plans; dealing with infertility; and weighing the hysterectomy option. The author will draw on her relationship with fellow sufferers as well as medical professionals to help readers, making this the most comprehensive guide to endometriosis available.

Kerry–Ann Morris was diagnosed with endometriosis in 1999. Since then she has become one of the most active members of the endometriosis community, and has started an outreach website for the disease. She has relationships with many fellow sufferers and experts in the medical community, making her the perfect author for a book on holistic treatment.

Kerry-Ann Morris was diagnosed with endometriosis in the summer of 1999. In September 2002, she founded the Unveiling Endometriosis Project, whose mission is to educate women, teenage girls, and their loved ones about the disease. She lives in Jamaica.

Product Details ISBN: 9780060844264
ISBN-10: 0060844264
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: April 4th, 2006
Pages: 448
Language: English
Series: Living Well (Collins)

“[A] veritable manual for living well in spite of Endometriosis...a book of immeasurable validation, hope and encouragement.” — Heather C. Guidone, Program Director, Center for Endometriosis Care and Director of Operations, Endometriosis Research Center

“[O]ffers valuable educational information and coping strategies to those struggling with the disease.” — Dr. Robert Albee, The Center for Endometriosis Care, Atlanta

“[S]ensitive, beautiful, and readable...I can wholeheartedly recommend that everyone read this book.” — James E. Carter, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.O.G.

“A guidebook that will enrich the lives of women with endometriosis.” — Deborah A. Metzger, PhD, MD

“[A] unique look at the indomitable spirit of Endometriosis patients from around the world.” — Michelle E. Marvel, Founder & Executive Director-Endometriosis Research Center