Torrance, CA (PRWEB) April 4, 2007
You can die from lung endometriosis. Does this sound alarming? It should.
In the misinformation aftermath of last month's National Endometriosis Awareness month observation, it is now supremely evident that the message about the perils of endometriosis is vastly understated, according to Glynis Wallace, DMD, author of the globally acclaimed book Living With Lung and Colon Endometriosis: Catamenial Pneumothorax, and the founder of the new website http://www.catamenialpneumothorax.org. This life threatening and devastating disease is finally receiving worldwide recognition among physicians and its victims.
Explains Dr. Wallace, "Morbidity and mortality is a little known result of endometriosis that causes the lung(s) to collapse (also known as Catamenial Hemopneumothorax and Catamenial Pneumothorax). There is misinformation or a misnomer in the world of endometriosis that you cannot die from endometriosis. This information is incorrect."
How can this be fatal?
Lung endometriosis resulting in Catamenial Hemopneumothorax and Catamenial Pneumothorax causes the inability to breathe. Says Dr. Wallace, "We need oxygen to keep us alive, when breathing stops, the heart soon stops beating, brain damage occurs leading to irreversible consequences."
Her personal quest to manage her own battle with lung endometriosis underscores the severity of the symptoms.
Recounts Dr. Wallace, "My last catamenial pneumothorax started with 'shortness of breath' leading to the seventh chest tube placement, a tension pneumothorax and decompression of my chest.
Dr. Wallace, a former USAF Major and a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, explains that diagnosing endometriosis early is an important first step in helping "prevent" endometriosis sufferers from experiencing a life of monthly pain, discomfort and even some life threatening symptoms.
"Living with Lung and Colon Endometriosis: Catamenial Pneumothorax," outlines Dr. Wallace's 13-year experience with pulmonary endometriosis through narrative summaries from the physicians who attempted to control this disease. As an active duty military officer, she underwent extensive and extremely thorough diagnostic tests to determine fitness for duty. This led to excellent medical treatment, which allowed her to continue serving on active duty.
Endometriosis is an abnormal growth of tissue in the pelvic area and can travel through the body attaching to organs in its path. It has many undefined symptomatic presentations. The symptoms may include back pain, chest pain, shortness of breath, pressure, bloating, constipation, seizures, fatigue and consistently painful menstrual cramps.
View Endometriosis Migration Organ Documentation blog at http://blog.catamenialpneumothorax.org. Dr. Wallace recently launched the website http://www.catamenialpneumothorax.org to spearhead quicker, easier and more widespread global diagnosis, and subsequent treatment regimes.
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