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Health & Fit ESPN Host Molly Qerim Reveals Endometriosis Struggle: 'It Put My Body into Menopause'

00:39  17 april  2018
00:39  17 april  2018 Source:   people.com

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ESPN Host Molly Qerim Reveals Endometriosis Struggle : ' It Put My Body into Menopause ' ESPN Host Molly Qerim had never heard of endometriosis — until she was

ESPN host Molly Qerim opened up about her struggle with endometriosis , and her hope for a cure. “I was getting injections into my backside … pain is just running down your leg,” she said. “And it put my body into menopause .

ESPN Host Molly Qerim had never heard of endometriosis — until she was diagnosed with the painful uterine disorder seven years ago.

The reporter, 33, learned that endometriosis had spread throughout her body.

“The endometriosis was not just in my reproductive organs, it was everywhere,” Qerim said in an interview on Good Morning America. “In my liver, on my intestines, and essentially why I had that horrific pain was because it all compiled up into a cyst, which burst and then the toxins were all in my body.”

There is currently no cure for endometriosis, only continued treatment to manage the pain. Qerim was initially put on the medication Lupron, but she hated the severe side effects.

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ESPN anchor Molly Qerim , has candidly opened up about her painful battle with endometriosis .Speaking to Good Morning America's Amy Robach, the 34-year-old revealed that she wanted to discuss 'Pain is just running down your leg.'' It put my body into menopause ,' she added.

ESPN host Molly Qerim said she treats her endometriosis symptoms with acupuncture. "Pain is just running down your leg." " It put my body into menopause ," she added. "I gained a lot of weight. I didn't feel myself: mentally, emotionally, physically."

Molly Qerim posing for a picture © Denise Truscello/WireImage Molly Qerim

Molly Qerim

“I was getting injections into my backside … pain is just running down your leg,” she said. “And it put my body into menopause. I gained a lot of weight, and I didn’t feel like myself. Mentally, emotionally, physically.”

In search of other ways to help her body, Qerim decided to cut out all sugar, alcohol and processed foods, and started getting acupuncture treatments, which she calls “a saving grace.”

The only thing the anchor couldn’t ditch? Coffee.

“I’m on in the morning, it’s hard!” she said, laughing.

Qerim hopes that by speaking out, she can reach other women who are struggling and raise awareness.

“If I can connect with some other people and make them feel like were not alone, we can fight through this, and then hopefully in the next couple of generations they’ll have the right treatments and this will no longer be an issue,” she said.


Is endometriosis the most under-recognized women’s health crisis of our time? .
<p>One in 10 women is said to be suffering from endometriosis — many without even realizing it. Here's everything you need to know.</p>For women with this disease, tissue similar to the kind that normally lines the uterus grows on other parts of the body—like the ovaries, intestines, or bladder—and during their menstrual cycle, this layer can shed along with the uterine lining, often to excruciating effect. “[My diagnosis] made total sense,” Kate recalls. “For years, I had extremely painful periods, but I had never thought to consider endometriosis as a cause, nor was I that educated on the condition.

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