Endometriosis Blog Posts

5 Foods to Help Enhance Fertility and Progesterone Production

By Heba | April 11, 2018

Progesterone is an important female sex hormone synthesized by the adrenal glands and ovaries. It has a crucial role in the menstrual cycle, fertility, and fetal development. Having high progesterone levels is essential for maintaining a normal, healthy pregnancy. Imbalances in progesterone levels increase the risk of miscarriage, intensify PMS symptoms, thyroid dysfunction, weight gain,…

Can you fall pregnant if you have endometriosis?

By Heba | March 14, 2018

I was on radio with Kinderling Radio talking about whether you can fall pregnant if you have endometriosis, You can listen to the podcast here -> https://www.kinderling.com.au/kinderling-conversation/endometriosis-pregnancy-heba-shaheed-physiotherapist Heba Shaheed is a pelvic specialist and physiotherapist. She also has endometriosis and has a baby, so she’s well placed to talk about starting a family when you…

10 Tips For Managing Endometriosis And Pelvic Pain

By Heba | March 13, 2018

I wrote an article for Women’s Health Magazine on the 10 Tips For Managing Endometriosis And Pelvic Pain read more here -> https://www.womenshealth.com.au/how-to-manage-endometriosis-and-pelvic-pain

6 Essential Women’s Health Checks Every Mom Needs in 2018

By Heba | January 7, 2018

Regardless of whether you’re a new mom or a long-time mom, here are some essential women’s health checks you should schedule for 2018. From pelvic floor checks to hormone checks, period checks and mental health checks, we’ve got you covered. 1. Pelvic Floor & Pelvic Organ Prolapse Check Did you know that women’s health physiotherapists…

Constipation and Pelvic Floor Dyssynergia – What Do They Have In Common?

By Heba | December 10, 2017

What is Pelvic Floor Dyssynergia? Pelvic floor dyssynergia is known by many different names including: anismus, puborectalis dyssynergia, paradoxical puborectalis, obstructive defecation, dyssynergic defecation, pelvic outlet obstruction, and pelvic floor dysfunction. To put it simply the pelvic floor muscles are overactive, tight or non-relaxing.   Watch this video on The Overactive Pelvic Floor   What…

How You Should Poop

By Heba | September 20, 2017

Did you know that there is a proper way to poop? That’s right, you’ve probably been pooping wrong for most of your life. If you have issues with constipation, straining, haemorrhoids or fissures, it could be because of the way you poop. You should be emptying your bowels on a daily basis, and it should…

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6 Simple Exercises to Ease Endometriosis

By Heba | March 20, 2017

1 in 10 women suffer from endometriosis with an estimated 176 million women affected worldwide. Women with endometriosis often experience many different forms of pain including period pain, pelvic pain, ovulation pain, painful sex, painful urination, pain with bowel movements, and nerve pain. As a pelvic pain physiotherapist, I treat a lot of women with endometriosis. Endometriosis is a condition where the…

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From Endometriosis & Chronic Pelvic Pain To Empowerment & Vitality

By Heba | March 12, 2017

Not many years ago, I had barely even heard about endometriosis, until I embraced the world of pelvic floor physiotherapy / women’s health physical therapy. And as fate would have it, discovered that a lot of my own pain actually linked back to endometriosis. Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women and 176 million women worldwide suffer…

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What is Endometriosis?

By Heba | March 3, 2017

Endometriosis is one of the most common gynaecological causes of chronic pelvic pain. It occurs in a whopping 1 in 10 women and has a ridiculously delayed diagnosis of 7–10 years! So what is endometriosis? Isn’t it just killer cramps? It will get cured by getting pregnant, right? It means you can’t have babies, right? Wrong.…

NZEndo About Heba Shaheed

By Heba | February 7, 2017
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Why do Women have Back or Pelvic Pain during their Periods?

By Heba | May 4, 2016

To understand why the back or pelvic hurts during a period, we need to understand the menstrual cycle and the changing levels of hormones. The menstrual cycle is made of a few main phases. The first phase, which is menstruation, begins on the first day of your period. During menstruation hormones, oestrogen and progesterone, are…

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12 Nutrition Tips to Reduce Endometriosis Pain

By Heba | April 15, 2016

The Pelvic Expert’s Nutrition Advice: Endometriosis cannot simply be managed by surgery alone. It is a multi-system condition that requires an integrative approach. In my last few posts, I talked about how physiotherapy can help women suffering from endometriosis and introduced 6 simple exercises women could start at home to help manage their pain. In my last post, I discussed endometriosis, inflammation and…

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Endometriosis, Inflammation, & Thai Cuisine

By Heba | April 10, 2016

Endometriosis cannot simply be managed by surgery alone. It is a multi-system condition that requires an integrative approach. In my last few posts, I talked about how physiotherapy can help women suffering from endometriosis and introduced 6 simple exercises women could start at home to help manage their pain. In this post, I will cover 6 nutrition tips that can help to…

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Endometriosis & Physical Therapy / Physiotherapy

By Heba | March 21, 2016

Hands on therapy such as women’s health physical therapy or pelvic physiotherapy can go a long way in helping endometriosis sufferers manage their pain. Endometriosis is characterised by pain — period pain, abdominal & pelvic pain, pain with urination and with bowel movements, and pain with sex. When women and younger girls suffer from endometriosis, they often spend a lot of time curled up in bed…