Information about Endometriosis, latest news and research.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Pesticides linked to increased risk of Endometriosis.

Recently published research from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have indicated a link between endometriosis risk and pesticide use.  The study published in Environmental Health Perspectives consisted of over 250 women with surgically confirmed Endometriosis (the only reliable way to confirm a diagnosis of Endometriosis) and a control group of 538 women between the years of 1996 and 2001. Within the context of past studies of organochloride pesticides indicating estrogenic properties, this indicated a potential to increase the risk of conditions such as Endometriosis which are estrogen driven, until now larger scale studies have not examined the potential risk in …continue reading

Endometriosis and Cancer Link – new research shows

New research undertaken by researchers in Sweden have found a indicative link to an increased risk of some cancers.  After examining the records of 65,000 patents, along with data from the National Swedish Cancer Registry the researchers found that women with Endometriosis were  more likely to develop ovarian cancer, brain tumors, endocrine tumors, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The researchers also concluded that there was a decrease in risk for cervical cancer across the study group.   The study found that the actual increase in risk was minor, it may prompt further research from other nations, such studies, if a link is found …continue reading

Endometriosis : Managing Stress

What can I do to prevent endometriosis? Although endometriosis is rarely life-threatening, it affects life on two very critical levels—well-being and fertility. Women are often surprised by the differences they can make in ending the misery of endometriosis.

Taking charge of the disease involves change. There is no getting away from it. it requires a real willingness to invest in yourself and alter some daily routines and ways of thinking about the disease, as follows.

Drinking Red Wine May slow Endometriosis

A paper that was presented at the American Collage of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist’s Annual Clinical Meeting this year has said that Drinking Red Wine may be good for health and may help to prevent Endometriosis. The research in the paper has shown that mice with endometriosis were given doses of compunds found in soy and red wine the activity and growth rate of the tissue was decresed and the size also was reduced. In conclusion Sharai C. Amaya of Greenville Hospital in South Carolina along with her co-authors say “Further studies are required in humans to investigate the role of …continue reading

Call for updated Endometriosis Doctors

A while ago we posted a list of doctors as part of a post which is readable on: http://www.endosupp.com/2007/08/the-encounter/ We have recently updated a couple of details, however are planning on posting a more comprehensive list on the site.  To do this we need your help! If you are aware of a doctor or surgeon who specialises in Endometriosis, please drop us a comment or email to webmaster@endosupp.com.

Tomatoes help Endometriosis?

As promised, more on alternative treatments for Endometriosis sufferers. As readers of this site know, Endometriosis causes Pain due to the tissues that would normally be found in the womb being found elsewhere in the body, various complications surround this, such as adhesions due to the body reacting to the tissues presence etc.. However a study has found (preliminary results) that the chemical found in tomatoes (and watermelons) which is responsible for their red colouration may help to reduce symptons.  The chemical Lycopene has been known to be an anti-oxident for a quite a while, and has been linked to having …continue reading

Alternative treatments

Starting a new series of articles – we are going to look at some alternative therapies that may help endometriosis sufferers. Whilst these are largely conjecture – we hope to help inform people and give reasons for these therapies working and back it up with any study data we can locate.   This is to counter the crack-pot “cures” that do not exist and are proliferating the Endometriosis communities now, especially “cures” which are deamed authoritive because one person got relief, with no science behind them or cures.  Often these can be more dangerous if the advice is followed naively. …continue reading

Endometriosis – a visual view.

We’ve come across a site - http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/tutorials/endometriosis/htm/index.htm   this has interactive and static descriptions of Endometriosis.  For those who want a more colorful guide to endometriosis it is definately worth a look.