#43 - Endometriosis & Fertility Challenges | 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.
Addressing endometriosis early on is important for minimizing symptoms and potential complications, including fertility challenges. In some cases, endometriosis contributes to full-fledged infertility, or the inability to conceive within a year of trying (or six months, if the couple is over forty years of age).
Endometriosis doesn’t directly or automatically cause infertility, but it can make it harder for you to conceive. If endometriotic tissue forms on your ovaries or fallopian tubes, it can keep eggs from reaching the uterus, interfering with conception. Endometriosis can also affect fertility by triggering inflammation that may harm sperm or eggs, keeping them from moving freely. Close to an estimated 40% of women with infertility also have endometriosis.
Keep in mind that fertility issues affect all sexes. About 1/3 of fertility issues stem from male factor conditions, 1/3 from female factor issues, and 1/3 from both. For this reason, it’s important to consider the health needs of both partners, if you’re experiencing fertility challenges.
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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