Carmen Lyttle-NguessanFlorida A&M University, United States of America
Title: Early Diagnosis of Endometriosis: Relevance to Nutritional Health
Endometriosis is a chronic and incurable gynecological disease that mainly affects women of reproductive age worldwide. It imposes clinical and economic burdens on patients, families, and society.
Diagnosis of endometriosis is challenging because the symptoms may be similar or identical to other gynecological and gastrointestinal disorders. The symptoms may include abdominal pain, bloating, nausea, constipation, vomiting, painful & irregular bowel movements, and diarrhea.
Gastrointestinal Endometriosis presents gastrointestinal-like symptoms and fatigue, interfering with the individual’s nutritional health. Certain foods and substances may increase the risk of gastrointestinal endometriosis.
Gastrointestinal tract endometriosis is estimated to occur in 12-37% of the patients with endometriosis. It is present in all ages of women, including postmenopausal, and is difficult to diagnose. Gastrointestinal tract endometriosis often discovers in the severe stage of endometriosis.
Early intervention with nutritional guidance may reduce the risk. It is crucial to account for individual preferences to improve decision-making for the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis.
Carmen Lyttle-Nguessan has completed her Ph.D. from Florida A&M University while working full-time there. She is a Research Associate and Program Manager with over 15 years of experience in higher education program management and operations. She is a recognized author of a book distributed globally. She published several abstracts and articles, and her work has been cited numerous times. She served as a peer reviewer and editor for several research for a professional organization. She is recognized as a top educator by Marquis Who’s Who.