Self-Care With Endometriosis

SOURCES:

Cara King, DO, director, benign gynecologic surgery; associate program director of minimally invasive gynecologic surgery (MIGS), Cleveland Clinic.

Ken Sinervo, MD, medical director, Center for Endometriosis Care, Atlanta.

Patrick Yeung Jr., MD, director, SLUCare Center for Endometriosis; assistant professor, department of obstetrics & gynecology, Saint Louis University.

International Journal of Women’s Health: “Anxiety and depression in patients with endometriosis: impact and management challenges,” “Self-management and psychological-sexological interventions in patients with endometriosis: strategies, outcomes, and integration into clinical care.” 

Center for Endometriosis Care: “Endometriosis and Bowel Symptoms.”

American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: “Evidence for an association between endometriosis, fibromyalgia, and autoimmune diseases.”

Frontiers in Pediatrics: “Endometriosis as a Comorbid Condition in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS): Secondary Analysis of Data From a CFS Case-Control Study.”

PLoS One: “Women with Endometriosis Are More Likely to Suffer From Migraines: A Population-Based Study.”

Journal of Women’s Health: “Quality of Life in Women with Endometriosis: An Integrative Review.”

Nature: “Endometriosis.”

Einstein (Sao Paulo): “Patients with endometriosis using positive coping strategies have less depression, stress and pelvic pain.”

Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology: “Mental health, pain symptoms and systemic comorbidities in women with endometriosis: a cross-sectional study.”

Journal of Physical Therapy Science: “Efficacy of exercise on pelvic pain and posture associated with endometriosis: within subject design.”

Annals of Behavioral Medicine: “Mindfulness Meditation for Chronic Pain: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.”

JAMA Psychiatry: “Association of Hormonal Contraception With Depression.”

Cureus: “Evaluation and Treatment of Female Sexual Pain: A Clinical Review.”

Harvard Health Publishing, Harvard Medical School: “Pelvic physical therapy: Another potential treatment option.”

International Urogynecology Journal: “Pelvic floor rehabilitation in the treatment of women with dyspareunia: a randomized controlled clinical trial.”

Mayo Clinic Proceedings: “Recognition and Management of Nonrelaxing Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.”

Endometriosis Foundation of America: “Need Some Gym-spiration? Exercise Can Help Your Endo.”

Journal of Health Psychology: “Coping strategies employed by women with endometriosis in a public health-care setting.”

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BMJ Open: “Does endometriosis affect professional life? A matched case-control study in Switzerland, Germany and Austria.”

Cedars Sinai: “Endometriosis Q&A with Dr. Kelly Wright.”

UpToDate: “Treatment of infertility in women with endometriosis.”

Geburtshilfe und Frauenheilkunde: “Supporting and Inhibiting Factors When Coping with Endometriosis From the Patients’ Perspective.”

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