We need to ask â€œHow have these surgeries impacted the quality of life for women?" Nowhere in the gynecological literature did the study address the number of women for whom sex had become painful or impossible. Nowhere were there studies to track the number of marriages that failed or were severely compromised as a result of these post-surgical complications or alcoholism or drug addiction resulting from debilitating chronic pain.
Women who have been hysterectomized experience a myriad of negative side effects, including chronic pain and fatigue, depression, and pain during sex. These are only a fraction of the long list of unwanted symptoms reported by women after surgery.
So, if you decide, or have already decided, that surgery is not an option, you are probably asking yourself, "Now what?" I have asked myself this same question. But, I will tell you, there is no quick fix. As women we must understand our bodies to care for them in a positive way.
The more I review this subject the stronger I feel about informing women before they make this important decision. Prevention is the key and hormone balance is the answer.
For the most part those who are encouraged to have their uterusâ€™s removed are likely suffering from estrogen excess which is explained well by Dr. John Lee.
Balancing hormones involves working on a few fronts using simple strategies.
1. Evaluate your hormones using a saliva test â€?determine what is happening in your body â€?ask your self the question â€?are you estrogen dominant? Use a saliva test to find the answer.