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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

'Lung Endometriosis is Life Threatening and can be Fatal,' Says Glynis Wallace, DMD, Author, Living with Lung and Colon Endometriosis

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The truth about Lung Endometriosis is incontrovertible -- malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, you are forced to face it. This non-cancerous disease, lung endometriosis, can be fatal. 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 www.catamenialpneumothorax.org.
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 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 www.catamenialpneumothorax.org to spearhead quicker, easier and more widespread global diagnosis, and subsequent treatment regimes.
For media inquiries, please contact Peggy C. Frank, MBA, Frank Public Relations Worldwide, 818-735-3591, pfrank @ frankpr.com, www.frankpr.com.
http://www.emediawire.com/releases/2007/4/emw516304.htm

3 comments:

Lashing Out Against Endo said...

I am so glad that you have posted this. I have been through two excision surgeries due to Stage IV Endometriosis. The last one resulted in a Bowel and Rectal Resection. I am 5 months Post-Op and recovering. And now I have a white Cyst in the back of my throat. Pneumonia that was too hard to clear after I never have had it before. And now Asthma, I am really thinking that this is what is going on with me.

April Crawford said...

I have been battling endo for 14 years and im at a stage 4 as well, I have had 7 surgeries and was told was growing up... im wondering now if this is occurring, wish they find a cure...

Scaredmom said...

I believe my daughter is suffering greatly from this, it started out with lower right side pain when she was 13, and has progressed across her abdomen to the other side, she has suffered severe nose bleeds with each period, extremely painful periods, pain in her head, shoulder pain, she has a hard time breathing, shes in constant sever pain. I have had a hard time getting any doctors to listen to me because she is so young (19 yrs old now) they don't believe that's what it could be, but we have been in and out of hospitals for 6 years with no results of anything else they have tested for so they just leave it at that, and test no further. how can I get a doctor to listen! :'(