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Letters to My Sisters: Plain Truths and Straightforward Advice from a Gynecologist
In a series of witty yet straightforward letters, Dr. Osuagwu addresses some of the common problems and conditions that make women visit their obstetrician/gynecologist. The letters, all educational,... More > offer suggestions on approaches to take in dealing with medical and other issues that typically bring women to an obstetrician/gynecologist. The text is spiced with illustrations, quotes, and a poem.
The latter half of the book briefly discusses common medical conditions that affect women, including an overview of sexually transmitted diseases. Each summary concludes with several Internet resources where readers can find fairly reliable, in-depth information. Together, the summaries and discussion provides a starting ground for a better understanding of the female body, and the medical conditions and diseases, which affects women. It also includes a list of annotated web sites that have information that can help women become better consumers of healthcare services.< Less
My Hormones are Killing Me - My Struggle with Adenomyosis and Estrogen Dominance
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THIS VERSION IS TEXT ONLY - NO PHOTOS. When it comes to disorders of the female reproductive tract, most people have heard of endometriosis, and most know of someone who has suffered from this... More > disorder. However, adenomyosis is a closely related condition, yet very few people are aware of it. The purpose of this book is to bring awareness to this little known disorder of the uterus by telling my own story of my 17 year medical struggle with adenomyosis. In addition, this book delves into hormonal imbalances which could lead to this condition, particularly estrogen dominance. There are many things that can be done to lessen the symptoms of adenomyosis and to help balance hormonal levels, from dietary changes to the use of natural progesterone cream. However, much more research needs to be done since adenomyosis typically can't be diagnosed definitely until hysterectomy. I hope by writing this book I will be able to help others who might be strugglilng with a similar gynecological condition.< Less