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Endometriosis: The Complete Reference for Taking Charge of Your Health
By Mary Lou Ballweg and the Endometriosis Association

“A wonderful book that is highly readable despite the complexity of the subject. I would recommend it without question to women with the disease and the health professionals who provide care.”
- John Jarrell, M.D., Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Calgary

“This book will help women everywhere to get information to help in prevention, early diagnosis, and appropriate management of endometriosis.”
- G. David Adamson, M.D., Director of Fertility Physicians of Northern California

Endometriosis: The Complete Reference for Taking Charge of Your Health provides groundbreaking information on the disease and its relation to other health concerns, including certain cancers and autoimmune problems. Based on the latest research, this guide includes information on:

  • Surgery and other treatment options
  • The connection between endometriosis and cancer
  • Infertility and endometriosis

This book is a perfect companion to the Association’s previous book, The Endometriosis Sourcebook. For those interested in studying endo because they or someone they love has been diagnosed, both books are highly recommended. $15.95 U.S.

Endometriosis: The Complete Reference for Taking Charge of Your Health
Table of Contents

Foreward by Deborah Metzger, M.D., Ph.D.
Foreward by Russell Jaffee, M.D., Ph.D., C.C.N.

Introduction: What is Endometriosis
by Mary Lou Ballweg, co-founder of the Association


I.   Endo: What a Pain It Is!
II.  What You Need to Know About Treating Endometriosis Medically
 Surgery and Endometriosis: Expanding Horizons
Immunotherapy: The Newest Treatment for Endometriosis
 What You Eat Affects Your Endo
 Endometriosis and Infertility


VII. The Immune System: Part and Parcel of Endo
VIII. Endometriosis and Cancer: What Is The Connection?
 Helping Teens with Endo: Background for Parents, Doctors, and Friends
  We Are Strong! A Chapter Especially for Teens and Young Women.
 Menopause and Endometriosis
XII. Preventing Endometriosis: It May Be Possible!

Part Three: Research Leads the Endo Movement in New Directions

XIII.  Research Reveals Disease is Starting Younger, Diagnosis Is Delayed
XIV. Endometriosis Goes Public

The Endometriosis Sourcebook:
The Definitive Guide to Current Treatment Options, the Latest Research, Common Myths About the Disease, and Coping Strategies--Both Physical and Emotional
by Mary Lou Ballweg and the Endometriosis Association

"If you want to know more about endometriosis, you can do a computer search of the medical literature or you can read this book."
   --David B. Redwine, M.D., head of the Endometriosis Treatment Program, St. Charles Medical Center, Bend, Oregon.

"It is imperative to be an intelligent consumer. This book will enable the woman with endometriosis to be just that."
   --David Olive, M.D., Chief of Reproductive Endocrinology, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.

The Endometriosis Association's sourcebook is almost 500 pages of the information that women with endo most want to know. It is the most comprehensive, authoritative, and up-to-date resource on endo available. It's also very personal, drawing on the words of Association members to bring home the impact that endometriosis has on real women. Includes information about treatment options, strategies for coping with the disease and its effects on you and those around you, and the latest research findings--as well as the adventures of "Joe with Endo," from Association president Mary Lou Ballweg's popular cartoon strip.
-- $12.95 U.S.

The Endometriosis Sourcebook  
Table of Contents

Foreword by Dr. Dan Martin

I. Introduction

Opening words from Mary Lou Ballweg, co-founder of the Association.

II. Treatments for a Puzzling Disease

Endometriosis and pain (including pain management and how to deal with the stigma of chronic pain); surgical treatments; medical treatments (Lupron, Synarel, Zoladex, Suprefact, Decapeptyl, Danazol, progestogens, Gestrinone, Provera, oral contraceptives); endometriosis of the intestines; endometriosis and the urinary tract; infertility and endometriosis; pregnancy and labor for women with endometriosis; traditional Chinese medicine and the treatment of endometriosis.

III. Coping

How to cope with endometriosis, based on research; why professionals say "it's all in your head"; men and endometriosis; tips for partners and family members; coping with painful sex; building the doctor-patient relationship (including communicating with your doctor and help in finding good doctors); the patient's perspective on endometriosis.

IV. New Research Directions

Endometriosis and environmental toxins; immunological findings in dioxin monkey colony; how to avoid dioxins and PCBs; evaluating your home---is it a health hazard?

V.   Working Together Worldwide to Conquer Endometriosis    

The Association's outreach all over the world, including Brazil, Germany, Japan, South Africa, and Taiwan; activities of sister groups in Australia and Great Britain.

Overcoming Endometriosis
New Help from the Endometriosis Association
y Mary Lou Ballweg and the Endometriosis Association

"I've learned more from the material you've sent me than any information I've received from any and all health care in the past 16 years."---------Glenna, Connecticut

Now in its ninth printing. An anthology of highly acclaimed newsletter articles, fact sheets, research reviews, and other materials of the Association. The book also includes co-founder Mary Lou Ballweg's funny and poignant "Joe with Endo" cartoon strip. ------ -$14.95 U.S.

Overcoming Endometriosis
Table of Contents

Foreword by Dr. Camran Nezhat

I. Introduction

Why the Endometriosis Association Was Started, by Mary Lou Ballweg, co-founder.

II. Treatments for a Stubborn Disease

Covers treatments for endometriosis in depth, including pain medications, danazol, GnRH drugs, all types of surgery for endo, laser techniques, fertility and pregnancy considerations, and alternative treatments.

III. Coping: The Many Challenges

Covers choosing a doctor, coping with the hospital experience, coping after hysterectomy and removal of the ovaries, osteoporosis, coping financially, teens and endo, the single woman and fertility, emotional concerns, and how support groups help women with endo, among other things.

IV. New Directions: Is Endometriosis What We Think It Is?

Covers endo and the candidiasis link; the ideas of Dr. David Redwine; mitral valve prolapse, a heart defect in women with the disease; and work to develop a blood test to diagnose endo.

V. Research Recaps

Research reviews and discussion from the popular newsletter column, including such topics as prostaglandins and endo, ultrasound in diagnosis of endo, cancer and endo, endo in men, and pain management in endo.

VI. Working Together to Overcome Endometriosis

Covers the work of the Endometriosis Association, the British Endometriosis Society, and the Australian Victorian Endometriosis Association.

Endometriosis:  A Key to Healing Through Nutrition
By Dian Shepperson Mills, M.A. & Michael Vernon, Ph.D., HCLD.

Research has shown that certain nutritional changes can alleviate symptoms in some women with endo.  This book, written by the world's leading nutritionist on endo, is an excellent resource tool to help you begin making changes in your diet.------ $18.95 US

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