Endometriosis: The Complete Reference For Taking Charge of Your Health
Endometriosis: The Complete Reference for Taking Charge of Your Health is the companion volume to The Endometriosis Sourcebook.
Together, the two volumes cover in-depth all the important information about endometriosis (of course, we're always adding new pieces of the endo puzzle, through the Association's international newsletter which all members receive). If you are a woman or girl with endo or a family member of someone with endo, you can't afford to be without these two books!
ENDOMETRIOSIS: THE COMPLETE REFERENCE FOR TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH by Mary Lou Ballweg & the Endometriosis Association

I. TREATMENTS: A BROADENING SMORGASBORD OF OPTIONS
Includes chapters covering pain management, drug treatments, choosing a surgeon, immunotherapy (the newest treatment for endo), diet and nutrition, and infertility.
II. VITAL NEW INFORMATION ON ENDOMETRIOSIS
Covers the immune system, the cancer connection, helping teens with endo, menopause, hormone replacement, and preventing endo.
III. RESEARCH LEADS THE ENDO MOVEMENT IN NEW DIRECTIONS
New research findings and information on public awareness.

“I did extensive research in medical libraries after my surgery, but I found the Endometriosis Association to be the most comprehensive and best source of information on the subject. You create order, focus and useful information out of overwhelming and complex sources of research and data."
– Nancy, Virginia
The Endometriosis Sourcebook
by Mary Lou Ballweg and the Endometriosis Association
The Definitive Guide to Current Treatment Options, the Latest Research, Common Myths About the Disease, and Coping Strategies— Both Physical and Emotional

The Endometriosis 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. In its 6th Printing!
The Endometriosis Sourcebook Table of Contents
  1. Introduction
    Opening words from Mary Lou Ballweg, co-founder of the Association.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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?
  5. 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.

    “It is imperative to be an intelligent consumer. This book will enable the woman with endometriosis to be just that."
    —David Olive, M.D., San Francisco, CA
Endometriosis: Libro de consulta
por Mary Lou Ballweg y la Asociación de Endometriosis

Este libro es un recurso excelente para los que buscan a información precisa sobre esta enfermedad crónica. Incluye:

  • Tratamientos—cirugía, medicina médica y alternativa
  • Investigaciones más recientes
  • Mitos comunes
  • Embarazo, parto y experiencias posparto
  • Estrategias físicas y emocionales
  • Casos reales inspiradores
Endometriosis: A Key to Healing Through Nutrition
by Dian Shepperson Mills, M.A. and Michael Vernon, Ph.D., HCLD

 

Research has shown that certain nutritional changes can alleviate symptoms in some women with endo. This book is an excellent resource to help you begin making changes in your diet.