How to Properly Treat Endometriosis

Combined Care Staff

Optimal care starts by sitting down and really listening to the patient. Too many doctors fail to listen to what their patients have to say about their own bodies.
-Dr. Cook

If you have endometriosis, finding the right treatment can be confusing and you may be asking many questions such as, “How can my endometriosis best be treated?”, “What are my treatment options?”, “What kind of doctor can provide me with the best endometriosis treatment?” You may have heard conflicting or outright inaccurate information about the treatment options available, everything from simply just taking birth control pills to treat your endometriosis symptoms, all the way to being told you have to get pregnant or have a hysterectomy to treat or cure your endometriosis.

Obviously the most appropriate treatment will depend on the severity of your endometriosis and the nature of your symptoms (pain and/or infertility) and the presence of other associated health conditions.

Relieving you of your symptoms of endometriosis and restoring your health requires both an extensive knowledge of the condition as well as the experience and expertise needed to offer you the best treatment.

To treat endometriosis we need to know what we are dealing with

The true nature of endometriosis has eluded the medical community for centuries. The cause of the disease remains uncertain; said simply, many different factors (genetic, developmental and environmental) have been implicated in the course and nature of this condition.

So what do we know?

  • No two endometriosis patients are alike. Endometriosis varies widely in appearance, location and severity. The effects of the disease on the body differ between individuals and within the same individual throughout life.
  • The effects of endometriosis can be both local (pelvic pain) and systemic (affecting multiple organs and systems throughout the body).
  • Endometriosis is frequently accompanied by other gynecological, immunological, and endocrine disorders. As a result, meticulously removing the disease, while an essential step in the journey to recovery, is just one component in a proactive integrative approach to improving your overall health.

Our unique approach utilizes specialized surgery in combination with non-surgical traditional western and integrative treatments to address all aspects of endometriosis and its associated conditions on the body.

Why have my previous treatments failed to help?

Previous treatments may have failed or only partially helped for several reasons:

Inadequate surgery
Reliance on hormone therapy
Failure to treat other conditions associated with or secondary to endometriosis

While these are some of the common culprits of treatment failure, there is no cookie cutter answer to this question, which is why a thorough medical history, record review and patient narrative are needed to uncover the possible factors in your continued symptoms.

Combining knowledge with expertise to offer the best treatment

Drawing upon a deep understanding of endometriosis, treatment at Vital Health involves the following key steps:

Listening to the patient
Comprehensive in-office examination
Forming a plan of action
Complete surgical excision of all areas of endometriosis
Long-distance consultation for traveling patients
Ongoing and follow-up care
Never giving up on a patient regardless of the complexity of her case

Dr. Cook is concentrated on permanent or long-term treatments and approaches to my condition, instead of just throwing medications at my pain and wishing me luck.
-Christina

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How to Properly Treat Endometriosis
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Dr. Cook is concentrated on permanent or long-term treatments and approaches, instead of just throwing medications at my pain and wishing me luck.

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Summary
Article Name
How to Properly Treat Endometriosis
Description
Dr. Cook is concentrated on permanent or long-term treatments and approaches, instead of just throwing medications at my pain and wishing me luck.