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Relationship between Symptoms in Women with Endometriosis and Lifestyles: a Qualitative Interview Study

Authors
  • Scavone, M.1
  • Gizzi, C.1
  • Albi, E.1
  • 1 Department of Pharmaceutical Science, University of Perugia, Italy , (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The EuroBiotech Journal
Publisher
Sciendo
Publication Date
Oct 21, 2020
Volume
4
Issue
4
Pages
178–183
Identifiers
DOI: 10.2478/ebtj-2020-0022
Source
De Gruyter
Keywords
License
Green

Abstract

Endometriosis is a common condition that affects reproductive-aged women and is characterized by the presence of endo-metrial tissue outside the uterine cavity with nodules and lesions. The study aimed to analyze lifestyles of women affected by endometriosis in relation with their symptoms. In this observational study, 735 Italian women have been interviewed online through a questionnaire structured in two parts. The first part was mainly anamnestic, focused on gathering information about the age, the stage of disease, comorbidities, involved organs, symptomatology, chirurgical treatment, induced menopause. The second part focused on the individual characteristics and lifestyle of the patients such as the body mass index, physical activity, quality of sleep, and the diet. The results showed how a healthy diet and a regular physical activity reduce drastically the symptoms of the patients.

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