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12 Reasons Not to Have a Hysterectomy

Unfortunately, conventional medicine has, so far, not figured out how to cure the debilitating symptoms of adenomyosis. So their only solution is to remove the organ where the symptoms occur. But because endometriosis and adenomyosis should be considered the same disease, nothing has actually been cured. Hysterectomy is often prescribed for endometriosis, too—which doesn’t make […]

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 […]

Heather Jacobsen 
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 […]

Heather Jacobsen