Creating awareness about women’s health, fertility, and anti-aging one powerful blog post at a time.
I want to share these breast cancer facts because they're essential to increase early detection and improve general awareness. And it's especially important to me since I lost my aunt to breast cancer this past summer. Furthermore, I can't think of a better way to...read more
Upon finding out that I would need a laparotomy, I was instantly scared. I hadn't heard anything about a laparotomy with all the research I had done into endometriosis and various treatments. I'd only learned about laparoscopy and its minimally invasive approach after...read more
I've learned a thing or two about ways to reduce chronic pain naturally. Years before my endometriosis surgery and diagnosis, I struggled with ongoing chronic pain in the form of intense pelvic cramps, digestive flare-ups, lower back pain, sciatica, and painful...read more
PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder), is a chronic health condition that impacts 20 to 40% of menstruators. And, it's defined by Mayo Clinic as an advanced form of PMS (premenstrual syndrome) that affects mental health and quality of life. Yet, there's very little...read more
I never knew when to seek a second opinion. Looking back, I settled for some pretty pathetic treatment from medical professionals—especially when it pertained to my reproductive health. Thankfully, I've learned from those experiences and approach my health and medical...read more
I stumbled upon body neutrality last year and found the idea intriguing and refreshing. Considering I was never completely sold on body positivity. It's not that I find the body positive movement inherently wrong or anything. But, for me, it was toxic. Living with an...read more
On average, 50% of endo patients experience radiating leg pain associated with endometriosis. And while conditions such as herniated discs, muscle strains, and bone spurs can cause radiating leg pain— endometriosis is another condition that contributes to this type of...read more
Racial bias is an issue that impacts many nuances of our society and world, including diagnosing and treating endometriosis for Black patients. And, while it takes the average endometriosis patient 7-10 years to achieve a proper diagnosis. It can take double the time...read more
When it comes to talking to your doctor about endometriosis, it can be a bit intimidating. You don't want to be pushy or insult their medical expertise with your late-night Google search. However, you KNOW your body, and you know when something's not right. Hence why...read more
I've silently struggled with disordered eating behaviors since I was a teenager. My ongoing issues with body dysmorphia and undiagnosed endometriosis created a pretty toxic relationship with food. Struggling with food intolerances that triggered IBS-like symptoms....read more
Although there are various options for health insurance, you're most likely going to choose to receive the health benefits offered via your employer insurance plan. Unless you're self-employed, work part-time, are still considered a dependent, or fall under another...read more
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that can impact reproductive health and fertility if left untreated. While this isn't a glamorous topic, it's essential to discuss it because many adults have little understanding or regard when it comes to...read more
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