Owning Your Sexual Self

53. Endometriosis- What You Want To Know

March 01, 2021 Rachel Maine Season 2 Episode 53
Owning Your Sexual Self
53. Endometriosis- What You Want To Know
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Owning Your Sexual Self
53. Endometriosis- What You Want To Know
Mar 01, 2021 Season 2 Episode 53
Rachel Maine

March is endometriosis awareness month! To celebrate I asked @Ljs_Powerhouse to join me for an interview! Lj Johnson has worked in the health, fitness, and women’s hormone industry for over 20 years. She began her journey teaching group fitness classes and went on to become a certified nutritionist and women’s hormone specialist. 
LJ experienced the effects of endometriosis as early as 14 years old until finally diagnosed with Endometriosis in her early 30's!  What is Endometriosis? Endometriosis is a disorder in which the Uterine line tissue grows outside of the uterus. Unlike PCOS that can be corrected, Endometriosis has no cure yet. Although there is no cure yet, there are treatments such as hormones and excision surgery, that are available.

Symptoms of endometriosis:
"Pelvic pain that can't be articulated or put into words"
-Debilitating chronic pelvic pain
-Hormone imbalance 
-Menstrual irregularities
-Swelling
-Extreme discomfort
-Aches &throbs
-Inflammation
-Fertility issues

When you're diagnosed with endometriosis it's important to find a doctor that is right for you, who will listen and believe in your symptoms because not everyone's period/menstruation is the same! 

Find what will work for you:
-Everyone is different! Explore your sleep habits, water intake,  diet, and find what routine works best for you!

Misconceptions: 
"If you get pregnant it will get rid of your endometriosis" FALSE
"If you have a hysterectomy all of your endometriosis pain will go away" FALSE

Endometriosis in your relationship:
-In order to be supported you have to explain and communicate what you're going through
"They don't know what they don't know"
-You and your partner can go through this journey & learn together.
-Transparency is key!

Tips: 
-Dive into a community
-Journal your symptoms

Connect with LJ! 
-Instagram: @Ljs_Powerhouse
-Website: https://www.ljspowerhouse.org/

Show Notes

March is endometriosis awareness month! To celebrate I asked @Ljs_Powerhouse to join me for an interview! Lj Johnson has worked in the health, fitness, and women’s hormone industry for over 20 years. She began her journey teaching group fitness classes and went on to become a certified nutritionist and women’s hormone specialist. 
LJ experienced the effects of endometriosis as early as 14 years old until finally diagnosed with Endometriosis in her early 30's!  What is Endometriosis? Endometriosis is a disorder in which the Uterine line tissue grows outside of the uterus. Unlike PCOS that can be corrected, Endometriosis has no cure yet. Although there is no cure yet, there are treatments such as hormones and excision surgery, that are available.

Symptoms of endometriosis:
"Pelvic pain that can't be articulated or put into words"
-Debilitating chronic pelvic pain
-Hormone imbalance 
-Menstrual irregularities
-Swelling
-Extreme discomfort
-Aches &throbs
-Inflammation
-Fertility issues

When you're diagnosed with endometriosis it's important to find a doctor that is right for you, who will listen and believe in your symptoms because not everyone's period/menstruation is the same! 

Find what will work for you:
-Everyone is different! Explore your sleep habits, water intake,  diet, and find what routine works best for you!

Misconceptions: 
"If you get pregnant it will get rid of your endometriosis" FALSE
"If you have a hysterectomy all of your endometriosis pain will go away" FALSE

Endometriosis in your relationship:
-In order to be supported you have to explain and communicate what you're going through
"They don't know what they don't know"
-You and your partner can go through this journey & learn together.
-Transparency is key!

Tips: 
-Dive into a community
-Journal your symptoms

Connect with LJ! 
-Instagram: @Ljs_Powerhouse
-Website: https://www.ljspowerhouse.org/