There is no doubt that the damage caused by endometriosis is 2-3 times serious than other disease's. And many sufferers have suffered the pelvie cavity pain more than 10 years before be diagnosed with this disease, which is a new discovery published on the Human Reproduction by researchers from NICHD and University of Washington.

The sufferers are more likely to affect the painful disabling diseases such as autoimmunity disease, Endocrine disease, anaphylactic disease, chronic pain and fatigue. Pamela Stratton, a researcher from NICHD says “this is the first time for us to find the connection based on endometriosis group.” After Pamela Stratton and Washington University's doctor – Ninet Sinaii, analysis more than 3500 women's dates which are with it and more than 90% females are in fertility age.

From the article, another important character present in this disease has been found. The symptoms such as pain can be existed for a long time before it is diagnosed. Although it is uncertain that can the chronic pelvis pain be prevent by early diagnosis and treatment, the chronic pelvis pain should be diagnosed timely and treated immediately, especially for young girls. When women tell doctors they have such pain like chronic pelvis pain, doctors should take the it into consideration.

As to some researchers, it is interesting that there are some connections between the endometriosis and autoimmunity disease, because almost 1/5 endometriosis patients have the complications, and about 30% among the 1/5 patients have fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. And there also are some sufferers have autoimmunity disease and Endocrine disease. although the possibility of affect chronic fatigue syndrome is 10 times higher, the chance of affect Hypothyroidism is 7 time higher and the chance of affect fibromyalgia is 2 times higher, it is common for patients to suffer from other autoimmunity disease like systemic lupus erythematosus, Sjogren syndrome, rheumatic arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis and so on.

“The consequence of this research is helpful for those women whose disease still severe after diagnosis and treatment” said by Stratton. “Those women not only need to treat their endometriosis, but also the autoimmunity disease.”

Fuyan Pill, invented by expert Dr. Lee, is good at treat endometriosis and its complications. This pill can clear away the bacteria and the heat, it can dissolve the blood stasis, and it also can promote the blood circulation and Qi to enhance the autoimmunity of bodies. Thus, Fuyan Pill can be a saviour of you.

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  1. tor

    Is there a diet for those with Lupus?
    I want to know if there are any diets to followto relieve the symtoms of lupus. I heard that citrus aggreivates the joints, which sucks cause I love oranges and lemons. Althafa sprouts are not good either. Anyone have idea where to find a hit list of things I should limit or not eat?
    Are there certain things I should avoid?

    1. kimchungtran

      Dear Asker!

      Here is a good Diet and Lifestyle changes for patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

      The following are some tips for maintaining a healthy diet:

      * Eat a diet low in saturated fats. Not all fats are unhealthy. Some studies suggest that omega-3 fatty acids, which are fat compounds found in fish oil, black currant or primrose seed oils, and flax seed, have anti-inflammatory and nerve protecting actions.

      Omega-3 fatty acids are essential acids. Medical research suggests they may have anti-inflammatory properties.

      * Choose whole grains and fresh vegetables and fruits. According to some studies, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables can lower homocysteine levels, which are elevated in patients with SLE and may be a risk factor for heart disease. Researchers are also investigating compounds called indoles, also known as mustard oil, which are found in broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, kohlrabi, collard and mustard greens, rutabaga, turnips, and bok choy. Indoles stimulate enzymes that convert estrogen to a more benign type. Eating vegetables certainly will not cure SLE, but they offer many general health benefits.

      * Get most proteins from vegetables, particularly soy.
      * Avoiding dairy and meat products may help protect the kidneys.
      * Take extra calcium and vitamin D to prevent osteoporosis (this is particularly useful for patients taking corticosteroids).
      * Supplements of vitamins B12, B6, and folate may be necessary, especially in people whose blood tests show high levels of homocysteine.
      * Exercise is safe, but patients should not expect it to improve symptoms, including joint aches and fatigue.
      * Restrict salt (particularly for patients with signs of high blood pressure and kidney disease).

      Of possible interest to patients with SLE is a 2002 report that patients with rheumatoid arthritis (also an inflammatory autoimmune condition) experienced improvement when they went on the Mediterranean diet, which stresses fish (which contains anti-inflammatory factors), olive oil, garlic, whole grains, nuts, and fresh fruits and vegetables. In any case, such a diet is heart-healthy, which is important for patients with SLE

      Prevention Against Infections

      Patients should minimize their exposure to crowds or people with contagious illnesses. Careful hygiene, including dental hygiene, is also important.

      Avoiding SLE Triggers

      Simple preventive measures include avoiding overexposure to ultraviolet rays and wearing protective clothing and sunblocks. There is some concern that allergy shots may cause flare ups in certain cases. Patients who may benefit from them should discuss risks and benefits with an SLE specialist. In general, patients with SLE should use only hypoallergenic cosmetics or hair products.

      Reducing Stress

      Chronic stress has profound physical effects and influences the progression of SLE. According to one study, patients with SLE differ from healthy individuals in their immune responses to stress, and psychological stress can induce flare-ups in patients with SLE. Patients should try to avoid undue emotional or physical stress. Getting adequate rest of at least 8 hours and possibly napping during the day may be helpful. Maintaining social relationships and healthy activities may also help prevent the depression and anxiety associated with the disease.

      Hope that may help you!
      Good luck!

  2. lil miss girl

    What medical conditions have the same symptoms as fibromalgia?
    A certain number of tender points are required to diagnose fibromyalgia, but I was only sensitive at about half of them. I have most of the other symptoms associated with fibromyalgia, so, if that’s not what I have, what is my disease or condition? (Also tested negative for lupus.)

    1. zurama

      Conditions That Commonly Occur in Fibromyalgia Patients

      A number of conditions overlap or often co-exist with fibromyalgia that have similar symptoms. It is not clear if these conditions or others are risk factors for fibromyalgia, are direct causes, have common causes, or have no relationship at all with CFS.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. There is a significant overlap between fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). In a 2003 study, for example, 43% of CFS patients also were diagnosed with fibromyalgia. As with fibromyalgia, the cause of CFS is unknown and its course is chronic. Both disorders can be diagnosed by a physician only on the basis of symptoms reported by the patient and cannot be confirmed by laboratory tests or other objective measures. The two disorders share most of the same symptoms. They are even treated almost identically. The differences are primarily the following:

      * Fatigue is the dominant symptom in CFS. It is severe and not relieved by rest or sleep and not the result of excessive work or exercise.
      * Pain with tender points is the primary symptom in fibromyalgia. (Some patients with CFS exhibit similar tender pressure points. However, muscle pain is less prominent in patients with CFS.)

      Some physicians believe that fibromyalgia is simply an extreme variant of chronic fatigue syndrome. There is some physical evidence, however, that the two disorders are distinct, with treatments that are specific to each.

      Myofascial Pain Syndrome. Myofascial pain syndrome can be confused with fibromyalgia and may also accompany it. Unlike fibromyalgia, myofascial pain tends to occur in trigger points, as opposed to tender points, and typically there is no widespread, generalized pain. Trigger-point pain occurs in taut muscles, and when the doctor presses on these points, the patient may experience a muscle twitch. And unlike tender points, trigger points are often small lumps, about the size of a pencil eraser.

      Major Depression. The link between psychological disorders and fibromyalgia is very strong and problematic. Certain studies report that between 50% and 70% of fibromyalgia patients have a lifetime history of depression. Only between 18% and 36% of fibromyalgia patients, however, have concurrent major depression, a severe form of depression. It should be noted that some researchers have observed that people who have both psychological disorders and fibromyalgia are more likely to seek medical help than patients who simply have symptoms of fibromyalgia. Such findings may bias study results and favor a higher-than-actual association between depression and fibromyalgia.

  3. sekhmet179

    What are the four stages of treatment for lupus?
    I remember reading somewhere that there were four stages of treatment for systemic lupus erythematosus I think it was like
    IV-Immunosuppressors, chemotherapy, etc

    I was wondering if there was anything like this on the internet or whether I am confusing it with the kidney affected stages? (I doubt it but you never know…)

    Thanks in advance for any info, and please be sure to set up a link to where you got your info

    1. Cheryl M

      What is the treatment for systemic lupus?

      There is no permanent cure for SLE. The goal of treatment is to relieve symptoms and protect organs by decreasing inflammation and/or the level of autoimmune activity in the body. Many patients with mild symptoms may need no treatment or only intermittent courses of antiinflammatory medications. Those with more serious illness involving damage to internal organ(s) may require high doses of corticosteroids in combination with other medications that suppress the body’s immune system.

      Patients with SLE need more rest during periods of active disease. Researchers have reported that poor sleep quality was a significant factor in developing fatigue in patients with SLE. These reports emphasize the importance for patients and physicians to address sleep quality and the effect of underlying depression, lack of exercise, and self-care coping strategies on overall health. During these periods, carefully prescribed exercise is still important to maintain muscle tone and range of motion in the joints.

      Nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are helpful in reducing inflammation and pain in muscles, joints, and other tissues. Examples of NSAIDs include aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin), naproxen (Naprosyn), and sulindac (Clinoril). Since the individual response to NSAIDs varies among patients, it is common for a doctor to try different NSAIDs to find the most effective one with the fewest side effects. The most common side effects are stomach upset, abdominal pain, ulcers, and even ulcer bleeding. NSAIDs are usually taken with food to reduce side effects. Sometimes, medications that prevent ulcers while taking NSAIDs, such as misoprostol (Cytotec), are given simultaneously.

      Corticosteroids are more potent than NSAIDs in reducing inflammation and restoring function when the disease is active. Corticosteroids are particularly helpful when internal organs are involved. Corticosteroids can be given by mouth, injected directly into the joints and other tissues, or administered intravenously. Unfortunately, corticosteroids have serious side effects when given in high doses over prolonged periods, and the doctor will try to monitor the activity of the disease in order to use the lowest doses that are safe. Side effects of corticosteroids include weight gain, thinning of the bones and skin, infection, diabetes, facial puffiness, cataracts, and death (necrosis) of large joints.

      Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) is an antimalarial medication found to be particularly effective for SLE patients with fatigue, skin, and joint disease. Side effects include diarrhea, upset stomach, and eye pigment changes. Eye pigment changes are rare, but require monitoring by an ophthalmologist (eye specialist) during treatment with Plaquenil. Researchers have found that Plaquenil significantly decreased the frequency of abnormal blood clots in patients with systemic SLE. Moreover, the effect seemed independent of immune suppression, implying that Plaquenil can directly act to prevent the blood clots. This fascinating work highlights an important reason for patients and doctors to consider Plaquenil, especially for those SLE patients who are at some risk for blood clots in veins and arteries, such as those with phospholipid antibodies (cardiolipin antibodies, lupus anticoagulant, and false positive VDRL). This means not only that Plaquenil reduces the chance for reflares of SLE, but it can also be beneficial in ‘thinning’ the blood to prevent abnormal excessive blood clotting.

      For resistant skin disease, other antimalarial drugs, such as chloroquine (Aralen) or quinacrine, are considered, and can be used in combination with hydroxychloroquine. Alternative medications for skin disease include dapsone and retinoic acid (Retin-A). Retin-A is often effective for an uncommon wart-like form of lupus skin disease. For more severe skin disease, immunosuppressive medications are considered as below.

      Medications that suppress immunity (immunosuppressive medications) are also called cytotoxic drugs. Immunosuppressive medications are used for treating patients with more severe manifestations of SLE with damage to internal organ(s). Examples of immunosuppressive medications include methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall), azathioprine (Imuran), cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan), chlorambucil (Leukeran), and cyclosporine (Sandimmune). All immunosuppressive medications can seriously depress blood cell counts and increase risks of infection and bleeding. Other side effects are peculiar for each drug. For examples, Rheumatrex can cause liver toxicity, while Sandimmune can impair kidney function.

      In recent years, mycophenolate mofetil (Cellcept) has been used as an effective medication for lupus, particularly when it associated with kidney disease. Cellcept has been helpful in reversing active lupus kidney disease (lupus renal disease) and in maintaining remission after it is established. It’s lower side effect profile has advantage over traditional immune suppression medications.

      In SLE patients with serious brain or kidney disease, plasmapheresis is sometimes used to remove antibodies and other immune substances from the blood to suppress immunity. Some SLE patients can develop seriously low platelet levels, thereby increasing the risk of excessive and spontaneous bleeding. Since the spleen is believed to be the major site of platelet destruction, surgical removal of the spleen is sometimes performed to improve platelet levels. Other treatments have included plasmapheresis and the use of male hormones. Plasmapheresis has also been used to remove proteins (cryoglobulins) that can lead to vasculitis. Endstage kidney damage from SLE requires dialysis and/or a kidney transplant.

      Most recent research is indicating benefits of rituximab (Rituxan) in treating lupus. Rituximab is an intravenously infused antibody that suppresses a particular white blood cell, the B cell, by decreasing their number in the circulation. B cells have been found to play a central role in lupus activity, and when they are suppressed, the disease tends toward remission.

      At the 2007 national Rheumatology meeting, there was a paper presented suggesting that low dose dietary supplementation with omega-3 fish oils could help patients with lupus by decreasing disease activity and possibly decreasing heart disease risk.

  4. Marie123

    How do you date when you have physical limitations?
    I’m single,and have been out of circulation for a long time. I have chronic pain,I can’t walk very far or sit for long.

    You can’t always tell anything is wrong, unless I limp. My pelvis gets out of place, so at anytime I can be normal one minute, in severe pain the next, and can’t bare weight. Chronic SIJD,PS,IC,FMS.

    I’ve been unable to work for 3 yrs. I’ve had horrible anxiety, depression and didn’t leave my home for a long time.

    I feel ashamed to tell anyone any of this.
    Most people say ‘Are you working?’ rather than ‘How are you’ or ‘How are things?’

    I’m an RN, and have no idea where to find work, if I can one day. Any work from home suggestions?

    When I feel optomistic, like maybe I could find a companion, then I think what’s the point. It’s hard to do anything ‘normal’. Movies, restaurants, travel.

    A few times I’ve increased my activity, and got ‘trapped’ where I couldn’t stop or lie down (if not the bones keep rubbing).
    I can’t figure out how to have a life

    1. Linda R


      I am single and have systemic lupus. It causes pain and fatigue that come and go, and you never know when you just can’t stand or walk anymore. I lost both my jobs because of it. It is hard when people ask what “you do.” I now answer, I am a human “being” not a human “doing.”

      When our identity is wrapped up in what we do, and then what we do is taken away there is a period of grieving. All the stages of grieving for a dead person come into play, but we are here and grieving for who we used to be. Truth is, we are the same person. And everyone is going to face physical detioration and death. We just got to do it a little earlier. So be angry and sad and hopeless. Then try changing how you think. I am not saying be a Polyanna and say, “OOOOOOOOOO I am so glad I have this and I don’t have leprosy!” That is just silly. But begin to focus on what you can still do.

      As far as relationships go, I believe it is best to be upfront about your physical limitations. And as you begin to enjoy your own company again, others will too. Please consider looking for a support group. If you go to one and it does not work for you, go to another one. Not all groups are created equal.

      You have a life, you just have to claim it. After all the grieving and wallowing and cursing and swearing that we do, and we all do it, there is a time to transform our lives. Cure is absence of disease or deformity. Healing is being at peace with yourself right where you are. You may not get cured, but you can heal. Good luck to you.

  5. Tahini Classic

    What would be a natural, human parasite cleanser?
    I’ve been reading up on links between depression and parasites in humans, and am now getting interested in ways of ridding myself of those, if possible, just to give it a try.

    Has anyone here successfully used some natural product, not one of those several-hundred dollar things with space age names?

  6. Talamascaa

    Is Vegetarianism safe for the long term?
    My wife has been a vegetarian since she was 9. Since she’s been an adult she has has several medical problems including Depression, very low blood pressure, fatigue & kidney problems.
    Any nutritionists or WELL experienced veges out there that can help me out with some advice?
    I’m afraid to have kids with her because it might kill her.

    1. Glasspder

      I’ve been a vegetarian pratically all my life, and there are millions out there that never eat meat their entire life. I’m not a medical person, but I don’t think that depression and low blood pressure and kidney problems are linked to not eating animals. But I do know that if you don’t have enough iron, you can feel tired. If she’s not eating enough veggies or iron fortified foods (or supplements), it could be a link to the fatigue. Has she been tested for lupus or fibromyalgia?

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