Adenomyosis Advice Association - Health Check
Adenomyosis Advice Association - advice, support and information on adenomyosis
Health Check
 
 
Taking Care
 
A few steps can be taken to keep a check on your health and to ensure that you identify potential symptoms and manage your health well up to and during the diagnosis stage:-
 
 
  • Eat a good varied diet of mainly non processed whole foods
 
  • Take a good multi vitamin including iron 
 
  • Take regular exercise
 
  • Try to maintain a healthy weight
 
  • Try and get at least eight hours sleep each night
 
  • Keep a diary, noting any changes in menstrual cycle, migraines, insomnia etc
 
If you feel tired
 
  • If you feel fuzzy and forgetful most of the month (not just for a few days per month)
 
  • If you find your sleep pattern is disturbed
 
  • If you feel hot flashes/night sweats
 
  • If you regularly feel run down despite having a good healthy balanced diet and plenty of rest/sleep 
 
  • If you notice more hair than usual falls out when washing and brushing
 
  • During your periods you experience clots
 
  • you notice your menstrual cycle is becoming more irregular and/or irratic
 
  • If you feel breathless even on walking or gentle exercise: -
 
Visit your medical health practitioner and arrange to have some basic blood tests to check your:-
 
  • Iron
 
  • Haemoglobin and
 
  • Estrogen levels
 
If your symptoms persist, ask to be referred to and see a gynaecologist.  If you are unhappy with your general practitioner or gynaecologist's opinion, get a second opinion.
 
Finally, NEVER ignore ANY symptoms.