Published October 2023
Endometriosis is a chronic medical condition that occurs when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus (endometrium) grows outside the uterus in areas such as the ovaries and fallopian tubes. Endometriosis affects millions of individuals, primarily women and often presents with a range of symptoms that can vary in severity. Some common symptoms and signs of endometriosis include:
- Pelvic Pain: a hallmark symptom
- Painful menstrual periods
- Painful Ovulation: this is also known as mittelschmerz.
- Painful Bowel Movements or Urination:
- Gastrointestinal: Symptoms like diarrhoea, constipation, bloating
- Infertility: obstructions of the fallopian tubes can interfere with ovulation and create a hostile environment
- Fatigue: Chronic pain caused by endometriosis can lead to fatigue
Some individuals may have mild symptoms or even be asymptomatic, while others may experience severe pain and fertility problems. On average it takes 8 years from onset of symptoms to a confirmed diagnosis. Traditional diagnostic methods such as pelvic examination, imaging studies (like ultrasound or MRI), and a laparoscopy are used.
Endometriosis is a chronic condition, and while there is no cure, there are various treatment options available, including medications, hormone therapy, and surgery, to manage the symptoms and improve quality of life. Early diagnosis and management can significantly help individuals with endometriosis lead fulfilling lives and preserve their fertility if desired. Technological advancements enable us to better understand and manage our well-being, the Ziwig Endotest is one such innovation that is revolutionising how we assess and manage endocrine health
How does the Ziwig test work
The Ziwig Endotest is a cutting-edge diagnostic tool designed to detect endometriosis and is indicated for female patients aged between 18 and 43. This non-invasive saliva test measures various hormonal markers which can detect cases of endometriosis ranging from mild to severe.
Benefits of the test include:
- Early Detection of Hormonal Imbalances allowing for proactive intervention before symptoms become severe
- Personalized Health Insights enabling tailored treatment plans unique to you
- Enhanced Treatment Efficacy: prescribing more effective treatments that are more likely to work for your specific condition.
The Ziwig Endotest represents a significant advancement in the field of endocrine health assessment. By offering early detection, personalised insights, and comprehensive hormonal assessments, it empowers individuals to take control of their health and work collaboratively with healthcare professionals to address any diagnosis of endometriosis. With the potential to improve treatment efficacy, enhance quality of life, and reduce healthcare costs, the Ziwig Endotest is a valuable tool in the quest for early diagnosis of endometriosis and effective early management.
Concierge Medical members are able to access to Ziwig test for a discounted cost of £995. If you have any questions at all or would like to find out more, get in touch with your Concierge Private Doctor.