Isabella shares her journey with adeno, the symptoms and how to reach a diagnosis.
In this webinar Isabella Gosling returned to Drop Bio Health to explore the surprisingly common condition of adenomyosis, experienced by 1 in 5 people assigned female at birth.
She shares her own experience with adenomyosis before diving into the symptoms and causes of the condition, common misconceptions and how to support someone with adeno.
We discussed how to find a medical specialist, the holistic therapies that can help to manage the symptoms, and the steps to take towards getting a diagnosis.
If you, or someone you know, has the symptoms of adenomyosis this a webinar to watch as Isabella shares her knowledge and experience of this women’s health condition.
Common misconceptions about adenomyosis
Here are a few of the misconceptions about adenomyosis that you may have heard — and what really is true.
- It only affects women who are older
- Adenomyosis can affect people from the onset of their first period or it can develop later.
- Hormonal treatments will cure adeno
- While hormonal treatments are used to manage the symptoms of adenomyosis, at this stage the only cure for adeno is a hysterectomy.
- Adenomyosis means infertility
- Many women living with adenomyosis are able to fall pregnant and carry to term — this condition does not automatically mean you’re unable to have children.
- You may need to work with a gynaecologist or obstetrician about falling pregnant to overcome any barriers that may arise due to muscle contraction or the tilt of the uterus.
About Isabella Gosling
Isabella is the Founder of Let's Talk, Period, a podcast and community for people who want real talk, raw stories and reputable information when it comes to all aspects of health and wellbeing. Each week she smashes stigmas and taboos around wellness, chronic illness, periods, reproductive and sexual health, and speaks with thought leaders within the health space.
Isabella holds a Bachelor of Education and has recently finalised her Bachelor of Nursing. After searching for answers for her pain for over six years, Isabella, was diagnosed with endometriosis, and adenomyosis in 2015, at 20 years old.
Since then, she has advocated for better care, treatment and support for those affected by chronic conditions such as endo, adeno and PCOS. Isabella is passionate about educating and supporting the chronic illness community to action and make informed decisions when it comes to all aspects of their health, so they’re not just surviving, but thriving!
In 2020, Isabella was announced as the 7 NEWS QLD Regional Young Achiever of the Year for her important work in this space, as well as being a Semi-Finalist for the 2021 Soroptimist International Women Empowering Others Award.
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