Medical Care

Our podcast episodes related to medical treatment of endometriosis, such as finding a doctor, surgery

Ep50: Medicine’s Sex and Gender Bias. Part 4

Updated 4/2023. Part 4 – But Doctor, It’s Not Psychosomatic! This is the final episode in our 4 part series on medicine’s sex and gender bias, in which we continue to focus on how this bias affects the care of people assigned female at birth. Today, we wrap up everything we spoke about in the…

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Ep46: Medicine’s Sex and Gender Bias. Part 2

Updated 4/2023. Why Science Knows Less About the Bodies of People Assigned Female at Birth. We talk about the ‘sex bias’ and why science knows less about the bodies of people assigned female at birth. This means that less is known about disease presentations and side effects for medications for people with these bodies, as…

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Ep42: Gut and Digestive Health. Part 2

Updated 4/2023. We jump right into exploring more topics around gut and digestive health, such as chemical and mechanical digestion, fermented foods, and supplements. We also talk about how intermittent fasting and filtering our water has helped us personally with digestive problems. Amy explains how what we may need to help with our digestive health…

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Ep41: Gut and Digestive Health. Part 1

Updated 4/2023. Our gut health plays a vital role in our digestion, but may also affect conditions that we don’t normally associate with the gut. We talk about the gut microbiome, probiotics, prebiotics, stool samples, and general tips for having good gut and digestive health. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE…

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Ep39: Orilissa and Lupron. Part 3B – The Potential Long Term Risks of Lupron

Episode updated 11/2022. Lupron is commonly prescribed for the treatment of endometriosis, but patients – and even doctors! – are not always fully informed of the side effects that can occur from taking this medication. Since Lupron has been on the market for over 30 years, there is a lot of information available on the…

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Ep38: Understanding the Types of Endometriosis

Updated 1/2024. There are generally 3 accepted forms of endometriosis: Superficial, Ovarian Endometrioma (OME), and Deeply infiltrating endometriosis (DIE). We break down information on each type. It’s important to know that each of these can cause pain and symptoms, and each deserve expert care. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo WEBSITE AND RESOURCES: insixteenyears.com LIKE OUR…

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Ep37: Orilissa and Lupron. Part 3A – Side Effects

Episode updated 11/2022. In this episode, we go into detail on the side effects for Orilissa and Lupron and how they may affect our quality of life while taking the medication or after stopping it. We also discuss the implications of bone mineral density loss, especially for young adults. For even more information on the…

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Ep36: Endometriosis, IBS, and Digestive Problems. Part 2

Updated 1/2024. In part 1, we discussed some of the reasons why people might have digestive problems. In this episode, we talk about a variety of tips – from diet to pelvic floor therapy to excision surgery and more! – that may help diminish or manage some of these symptoms. CONNECT WITH US! INSTAGRAM: @in16yearsofendo…

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Ep35: Endometriosis, IBS, and Digestive Problems. Part 1

Updated 1/2024. A high majority of endometriosis patients – including ones without bowel endometriosis – present with digestive problems, such as diarrhea, constipation, nausea, intestinal cramping, pain, and bloating. Some of us have digestive symptoms only during our period, but many of us have them all month long! In this episode, we explore some reasons…

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Ep33: Orilissa and Lupron. Part 2B – How Effective is Lupron?

Episode updated 11/2022. Lupron is commonly prescribed as a medical treatment for endometriosis. However, Lupron only treats the symptoms of endo, not the disease itself. How effective is it at actually alleviating symptoms? Is it worth the serious side effects and risks – some of which can be permanent – that can come with taking…

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