Category: Endometriosis

Good news for endometriosis sufferers

In a decision celebrated by women across the nation this month, the Australian Government announced that it will implement the first national action plan for endometriosis.  The new plan aims to improve the awareness, understanding and treatment for condition which affects an estimated 1 in 10 Australian women.  A number similar to that of diabetes get which currently receives about 5% of the funding through the National Health and Medical Research Council.  The lack of awareness also leaves suffers undiagnosed for an average eight to nine years. Endometriosis is a chronic condition where the endometrium, which is normally found...

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Endometriosis – What you need to know

What is it? The endometrium normally resides in the uterus, forming the uterine lining, and is expelled and rebuilt each month during menstruation.  Endometriosis is a condition in which endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus.  In women suffering endometriosis, displaced endometrial tissue is most commonly found on the ovaries, in the fallopian tubes, the outer wall of the uterus, the ligaments of the uterus or ovaries, in the bowel, the ureters or the bladder.  However, endometriosis can occur anywhere in the body. For women with endometriosis, the displaced endometrial tissue responds and performs in the same way as the...

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Getting Pregnant with Endometriosis

In this webinar I speak with Naturopath and Natural Fertility Specialist Angela Smith who will discuss the impact of endometriosis on fertility as well as treatments and advice that can help you get pregnant with endometriosis. As the Director and Owner of Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic (MNMC), Angela offers extensive knowledge and clinical experience treating fertility issues, IVF support, PCOS and endometriosis. Register for the live webinar series...

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Uterine Health

In ideal conditions, the monthly shedding and rebuilding of the uterine lining provides the perfect environment for implantation and the progression of a healthy pregnancy.  However, for some women, even with healthy eggs, the uterine environment may not be conducive to implantation and the egg ‘just won’t stick’.  These have women have difficulty holding a pregnancy and are prone to early miscarriage. Conditions affecting uterine health Medical Conditions Uterine fibroids Endometriosis PCOS Uterine scarring, resulting from previous abortion, dilation and curette (D&C), IUD, caesarean, abdominal or uterine surgery or pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) Depending on their severity, these conditions...

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Menstrual irregularities – when things just aren’t ‘normal’

The definition of ‘normal’ can vary greatly when it comes to our period.  However there are some irregularities that can interfere with your ability to conceive. Amenorrhoea Amnenorhoea basically means ‘no menstruation’.  This is diagnosed when the menstrual cycle ceases after it has already commenced at puberty.  It can be quite normal for women to miss a period here and there.  However if more than 3 consecutive menstrual cycles are missed, this should be investigated.  Amenorrhoea can be cause by a variety of factors including Nutritional deficiencies A deficiency of iron and/or zinc can be a contributing factor as...

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