6 Books That Every Endometriosis Sufferer Needs To Read ASAP

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Peace out, pain.

6 Books On Endometriosis That Will Help You Find Relief From Pain

If you haven't heard of endometriosis, you're not alone. For whatever reason, the disorder is ignored greatly by the public and often times, medical community. Yet, 10% of "reproductive-aged women" will experience the disorder.

Endometriosis is extremely painful and can cause infertility in women if not treated correctly, or in a timely manner. While, I don't suffer from endometriosis, I know many women who do. The pain is so severe women who suffer have to call in sick, stay in bed for extended periods of time, and/or have to take medication or undergo surgery. Worst of all? Misdiagnosis of endometriosis is incredibly common.

So if you, or someone you know, suffers from the disorder or painful periods, these six books on endometriosis might serve as important resources. Use this literature for educational or life-changing purposes. The pages are filled with medical information, coping mechanisms, and dietary changes that could help get rid of pain and welcome relief.

1. Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women's Pain

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Abby Norman was in excruciating pain when doctors sent her home with antibiotics. Thus began a self-made journey for answers, treatment, and reform. A second opinion might be necessary, and you might be the only one in control of obtaining such a thing. This novel is a testament to the strength of women; both physical and mental.

2. The Endo Patient's Survival Guide: A Patient's Guide to Endometriosis & Chronic Pelvic Pain

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If you need guidance, diagnosis assistance, or treatment tips, this book will be your go-to guide for all things endometriosis. Chapters are broken down in great detail, from "endometriosis in teenagers" to staging and fertility, the information is endless. And thanks to the doctors and medical experts behind the survival guide, you'll feel heard and understood.

3. Endometriosis: A Key to Healing Through Nutrition

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While endometriosis is caused by a number of things, changing your diet and eating habits might find some relief. In this book, you can learn to heal from the inside out starting with what you put in your mouth. With a breakdown of good and bad foods, you'll have a handy guide reminding you what foods can help, or hurt, your endometriosis.

4. Whole New You: How Real Food Transforms Your Life, for a Healthier, More Gorgeous You

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When Sister, Sister actress, Tia Mowry was diagnosed with endometriosis she decided to take control of her life and disease. And thus, a cookbook was started. With easy to follow recipes, no-nonsense ingredients, and enjoyable food options, this cookbook will not only help you with the pain but can be easily referenced when grocery shopping or ordering out.

5. The Doctor Will See You Now

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Frustrated with the coverage of endometriosis? Or rather, lack thereof? Dr. Tamer Seckin shines light on the lasting effects, including infertility. The book will force you to seek help if you haven't already. The Doctor Will See You Now is a nod to all the women who suffer and serves as a reminder that you are not alone.

6. Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick

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Endometriosis is a disease that only affects women, so why have most people not heard of it? In this book author, Maya Dusenbery explores "the deep, systemic problems that underlie women's experiences of feeling dismissed by the medical system." Deemed complainers, women are too often dismissed by medical professionals and endometriosis is a perfect example of ignoring female pain. This book might light a fire underneath you and that, might be heard loud and clear.

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