Can Endometriosis Be Prevented?

Can Endometriosis Be Prevented?

Any time you can step in and prevent a health care issue from developing is a step well worth taking. Unfortunately, this can’t be applied to endometriosis, which affects millions of women between the ages of 15 and 44 in the United States.

While endometriosis can't be prevented, there’s much we can do to help manage the condition, which is where Dr. Ulas Bozdogan and our team here at Advanced Endometriosis Center come in.

In the following, we explore why endometriosis can’t be prevented and, more importantly, what we can do to improve your quality of life.

Still much to learn about endometriosis

Dr. Bozdogan has dedicated his career to finding solutions for endometriosis, and he’s the first to acknowledge that there’s still much we need to learn about the condition.

Not all that long ago — in the 1970s — about 70% of endometriosis cases were undetected. While this situation has improved thanks to increasing awareness and research, a recent study found that today women still wait 4-11 years between the onset of symptoms and final diagnosis of endometriosis. 

As you might imagine, what all this points toward is the fact that we don’t have a simple test or screening for endometriosis, nor is there a cure, which means prevention isn’t feasible.

Endometriosis requires exceptional management

One of the goals at our practice is to provide a platform for women to be heard and seen when it comes to issues like endometriosis and fibroids. We don’t like that so many women aren’t properly diagnosed for years, which means they’re not getting the treatments they need.

We understand, better than most, that endometriosis can present itself in very different ways and no two women follow the same pattern. So, when we see a new patient, we bring our endometriosis knowledge to the table, but we allow for irregularities and exceptions, which seem to be more the rule with endometriosis.

Our point here is that we know endometriosis can be incredibly frustrating and uncomfortable, and we’re here to help women manage the condition in ways that meet their goals. Whether it’s dealing with painful and heavy periods or re-establishing fertility, we have the answers to many endometriosis puzzles.

So, while we might not be able to prevent endometriosis, yet, there’s a lot we can do to improve your health and quality of life through innovative treatments that might include:

It’s impossible to say here how we would approach your endometriosis, but we’ll leave no stone unturned in helping you achieve your goals.

For expert management and care of your endometriosis, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bozdogan today online or over the phone. We have offices in New York City and Hackensack, New Jersey.

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