Our Holistic Approach
Eighty percent of women with endometriosis also have another pain generator, in addition to endometriosis, that contributes to their pain. Our clinic has a holistic approach that addresses all of a patient's pain generators.
Pain and BloatingMany women with endometriosis also have symptoms of bloating, diarrhea, constipation, nausea and painful bowel movements. These are the same symptoms seen in irritable bowel syndrome, and many women with endometriosis will suffer from both diseases. We have gastroenterologists and dieticians who can help diagnose and treat these symptoms.
Quality of LifeWe understand that endometriosis can lead to a decreased quality of like. Chronic pelvic pain, pain during sex, and infertility, can lead to a negative sense of self. This can contribute to feelings of depression or anxiety, which may in turn lead to increases in pain level. Having a strong support system or practicing meditation and mindfulness can help some individuals. For others, working with mental health specialists is a key component in treating all the pain triggers. We encourage all women who received their care with us to make their own choices through truly informed consent. We are here to be a partner in their healthcare, and help them regain their quality of life.
We work closely with physical therapists. We understand that the adaptations the body made for coping with endometriosis pain for many years can not be solved with surgery alone. There may be muscle spasms, nerve hypersensitivity, sexual dysfunction, and postural alignment problems. To treat a person fully, these issues must be addressed as well.