Terri and Robert Irwin on Bindi’s Endometriosis
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by Ozge Ozkaya
2w ago
Bindi Irwin received the Blossom Award at the Endometriosis Foundation of America’s 12th annual Blossom Ball earlier this month. The Blossom Award is a recognition of advocacy efforts to spread awareness about endometriosis — a serious lacuna that exists despite the disease affecting nearly 1 in 10 women of reproductive age. Mother Terri and brother Robert talked about Bindi's endometriosis. Bindi was born to famous wildlife conservation enthusiasts Steve and Terri Irwin. Bindi is a Wildlife Warrior and continues her parents’ legacy towards protecting the natural world and running several con ..read more
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Bindi Irwin Receives Blossom Award at EndoFound’s 12th Annual Blossom Ball
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by Ozge Ozkaya
3w ago
Blossom Ball is the Endometriosis Foundation of America’s (EndoFound) premiere fundraising event since 2009. This year, the Blossom Award went global by honoring Bindi Irwin, a well-known wildlife conservationist from Australia. Appreciation of life towards creating endometriosis awareness Bindi Irwin, 25, is the daughter of Steve and Terri Irwin, household names worldwide in matters of wildlife conservation.  Bindi continues to follow in her father's footsteps and is currently the chief executive officer of the Australia Zoo. She has been filming wildlife documentaries since childhood a ..read more
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Infertility and Endometriosis
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by Ozge Ozkaya
1M ago
Endometriosis is a major cause of infertility in women. In fact, nearly 50% of patients with endometriosis experience infertility. Dr. Serin Seckin dwelt on various aspects of endometriosis and infertility during her presentation at the 15th Annual Endometriosis Patient Symposium held in New York City on March 2-3, 2024.  How does endometriosis affect natural conception? Dr. Serin Seckin started by giving an overview of how normal ovulation happens. Essentially, for fertilization to occur, all organs of the reproductive tract must be functioning normally, she said. https://vimeo.com/9212 ..read more
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Debunking Endometriosis Myths: A Talk by Dr. Chu
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by Ozge Ozkaya
1M ago
Despite its high prevalence, endometriosis continues to be a mysterious disease. Numerous factors contribute to this including social and medical stigmas and lack of adequate awareness among patients and healthcare providers. This leads to many endometriosis myths. During the annual Patient Day 2024, Dr. Amanda Chu from the Seckin Endometriosis Center delivered a riveting talk that addressed some of the commonly prevailing notions about the disease. https://vimeo.com/919429014 Myth: I don’t have endometriosis as my periods don’t hurt Although endometriosis causes symptoms such as period ..read more
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Endometriosis Essentials: A talk by Dr. Seckin
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by Ozge Ozkaya
1M ago
In an enlightening talk during the 15th Annual Patient Symposium 2024, Dr. Seckin discussed the essentials of endometriosis, its progression, and excision surgery as a viable treatment option. He also stressed the importance of creating awareness about early diagnosis and intervention and the need for a healthy patient-surgeon dialogue. Endometriosis is treatable, Dr. Seckin said Dr. Seckin started the talk by reassuring women that endometriosis is treatable with the right doctor and caregivers. He describes endometriosis as a multiple-organ disease and the most complicated non-malignant dise ..read more
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Endometriosis and Sleep Quality
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by Ozge Ozkaya
1M ago
Endometriosis has a negative impact on sleep quality due to symptoms such as painful periods, heavy bleeding, and chronic pelvic pain leading to an overall reduced quality of life.  Why is getting a good sleep important? A good night’s sleep is important to help you feel refreshed and take on the day’s tasks. Good sleep ensures proper brain performance, alertness, and the ability to grasp and comprehend things effectively. During sleep, our bodies repair worn-out tissues and the brain and immune system perform their housekeeping. An average adult needs between seven to nine hours of good ..read more
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Should I Worry About Miscarriage Because of Endometriosis?
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by Ozge Ozkaya
3M ago
Infertility is a main complication of endometriosis but does the disease increase the risk of miscarriage? What is a miscarriage? A miscarriage is the sudden loss of pregnancy before 20 weeks of gestation, usually in the first 13 weeks. Miscarriage can occur due to genetic abnormalities, hormonal imbalance, infection, drug abuse, obesity, and uterine conditions such as endometriosis, structural anomalies, or a weak cervix. The loss of two or more pregnancies is termed recurrent pregnancy loss. Is miscarriage common among women with endometriosis? Research has shown that patients with endometri ..read more
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Constipation After Endometriosis Surgery
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by Ozge Ozkaya
4M ago
Endometriosis is best treated with laparoscopic deep excision surgery. This technique, though the gold standard, has some post-operative effects such as shoulder pain, light bleeding, and temporary bowel regime changes that patients should be aware of. Read this article to find out more about constipation after endometriosis surgery. What is constipation? Constipation refers to difficulty in passing stools or passing fewer than three stools a week. Constipation is a general problem that can occur due to a lack of fiber or fluids in your diet, but it may also be indicative of other diseases su ..read more
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5 Things You Need to Know About Frozen Pelvis
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by Ozge Ozkaya
4M ago
Frozen pelvis is a condition where organs of the pelvis stick to each other causing anatomical distortions in the pelvic organs. Here are five things you need to know about this condition. Frozen pelvis is the most advanced stage of endometriosis Frozen pelvis is an advanced form of deep infiltrating endometriosis (DIE). In frozen pelvis, the deep infiltrating lesions become fibrotic and replace the soft tissues. A subsequent immune response against this results in scarring and the formation of adhesions. This causes the organs in the organs in the pelvic cavity to become immobile and distort ..read more
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Join us for the Annual Endometriosis Patient Conference! March 2nd-3rd, 2024
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by Dr.Seckin
5M ago
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. Each year the Endometriosis Foundation of America hosts a weekend-long conference geared towards patients. The goal of this conference is to provide a comprehensive learning experience for individuals who are looking for more information about, living with, or have a loved one with endometriosis. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Y_-Oo0rZ5A This year marks the 15th Anniversary of both the Foundation and this conference. We have made great strides forward in the recognition and treatment of this disease, but we know that much work still needs to be done ..read more
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