#42 - Endometriosis & Surgical Interventions | Tiffany Davis Nazaire (Endometriosis Awareness Month)
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Endometriosis Awareness takes place across the globe during the month of March with a mission to raise awareness of a condition that affects an estimated 200 million people, about 1 in 10 women, worldwide. Endometriosis is an inflammatory condition where tissue, similar to the endometrial tissue that lines of the uterus, grows outside of the uterus.
Laparoscopic surgery is the only definitive way to determine whether or not endometriosis is present in a person's body. A doctor might recommend surgery if a person has severe pain that medication does not relieve. With surgery, a skilled surgeon, specializing in endometriosis, can not only find the endometriotic tissue, but also take out all or some of the affected tissue; however this is not a cure because, eventually, endometriosis and pain will return.
Doctors typically recommend trying conservative treatment approaches first, opting for surgery only if initial treatments fail. In any case, there are some things to take into consideration, including whether one wants to get pregnant later. You might not be able to have children after certain surgical endometriosis interventions. The chosen approach depends on how severe one's signs and symptoms are and whether one eventually hopes to conceive.
The pain of endometriosis can be devastatingly debilitating and it is the leading cause of fertility challenges in women as it carries a huge personal and societal burden. This week, we continue the conversation about "endo" and surgical intervention FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A PERSON LIVING WITH AN ENDOMETRIOSIS DIAGNOSIS.
About our guest:
Tiffany Davis Nazaire, MSN, RN-BC is from Birmingham, AL and has lived in Baltimore, MD for thirteen years. She holds a Bachelors degree in Nursing from Auburn University (War Eagle!), a Masters degree in Nursing Informatics, and holds three additional board certifications. Tiffany is also a Certified Reiki II Practitioner. She lives with an endometriosis, is a COVID-19 "long-hauler", and is an advocate for both groups. Her areas of expertise are holistic women’s reproductive health & wellness and optimizing health through fitness and emotional well-being.
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