7 October 2019 | Editor
More than 13,500 women have taken part in BBC Research revealing the devastating effect of endometriosis.
Half said they had had suicidal thoughts, and many said they rely on highly addictive painkillers. Most also said endometriosis - involving painful periods - had badly affected their education, career and relationships.
MPs are to launch an inquiry into women's experiences of endometriosis following the research.
Women with the condition answered questions on how the condition has affected them. The charity Endometriosis UK helped gather the responses.
The condition affects one in 10 women and, as well as extremely heavy periods, can cause debilitating pain and sometimes infertility.
What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis is a disorder of the reproductive system which causes endometrial tissue to grow outside of the uterus.
3 Comments30 October 2018
It’s an enzyme that seemed too good to be true in 1999, but the research and thousands of happy users since it was introduced it in the year 2000 says it isn’t. For decades previously, serrapeptase had been sold as a safe and ethical medicine in Japan and Germany but at some very low doses. The most common serrapeptase uses (and studies) include relief for autoimmune disease; dysfunction of the brain and mind; heart problems; digestive distress; ear, nose, and throat disorders; eye health; lung health; women’s (beast and gynaecological problems) and men’s health (prostate); skin disease; muscle and joint pain; and even cancer.
17 November 2016 | Editor
Pain and unhealthy inflammation are all too often the body’s natural state of being in the Western world. And in our “modern” world, we often want things to happen quickly and immediately and therefore we want the pain to go away instantaneously with fast-acting pain relief.However, did you know that some of the most commonly used pain killers are associated with negative side effects and that these may dramatically increase with regular use? And did you also know that there‘s natural pain relief that has been shown to be as effective as some of the conventional ones?
8 August 2016 | Editor
Standard over-the-counter painkillers carry serious side-effects including heart attack, ulcers and hypertension, a major new study shows.
Researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark carried out a large scale study examining data from 14 European hospitals and heart centres. The survey has now enabled the European Society of Cardiology to formulate a number of recommendations about what doctors should consider before prescribing painkillers to their patients.
10 March 2016 | Editor
Did you know that common side effects of readily available painkillers such as aspirin include gastric bleeding, indigestion and diarrhoea? These serious side effects can occur within just a couple of days of use. In fact non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) drugs like aspirin cause 12,000 emergency admissions and 2000 deaths from gastric ulcers each year in the UK.
23 June 2015 | Editor
the merits of Paracetamol as a cheap, remarkably safe and moderately potent analgesic for arthritic-type pain might seem self-evident to the millions who have taken it for this indication over the past hundred years. But their impression of its efficacy is apparently mistaken.
16 May 2015 | Editor
Serrapeptase helps arthritis considerably because it removes dead and scar tissue and clears out all of the inflammation. By clearing away the problem tissue, the body’s own healing system is able to replace it with healthy tissue.