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What’s the link between endometriosis and stress?

The vicious cycle of stress and endometriosis If you’ve tried everything—conventional or natural—to relieve your endometriosis and/or adenomyosis, and you still aren’t feeling better, maybe its time to think about stress. Now, I know some women are resistant to the idea that stress could have anything to do with their symptoms. But that’s probably because […]

Heather Jacobsen 
Is there a really a difference between adenomyosis and endometriosis?
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Is There Really a Difference Between Adenomyosis and Endometriosis?

Even though endometriosis and adenomyosis are considered distinct from one another in the medical literature and our doctors’ offices, both diseases share the same definition: the presence of endometrial-like tissue in places other than the endometrium. In the case of endo, this occurs outside the uterus, “most commonly within the lower abdomen and pelvis.”1 In […]

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Is Endometriosis and Autoimmune Disorder. Image by Christopher Bucklow
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Is Endometriosis an Autoimmune Disease?

Way back, as early as 1987, researchers observed that a large percentage of endometriosis patients had “classic” characteristics of autoimmune disease.1 Similarly, autoantibodies—antibodies against one’s own body tissues—were detected in adenomyosis patients a few years later.2 More recently, HLA-G, a gene prevalent in several autoimmune diseases,3 was found in a significant number of patients with […]

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How I Beat Adenomyosis, Naturally

(This article was originally a guest post on Laura’s wonderful website, EasingEndo. Please take a moment to check out her site).  The adenomyosis diagnosis In January of 2016, I began experiencing the alarming symptoms of heavy bleeding mid-cycle (the first time for me), terrible cramping, extreme bloating, debilitating lower back pain. And profound sadness. After […]

Heather Jacobsen