Topics: Women’s Health, Women’s Empowerment, Inspirational, Motivational, Spirituality
Areas: S. California, National
Title: Author, Women’s Health Advocate, Authority on Menstruation-Related Endometrial Lung Collapse
Women’s health expert shows how to spot warning signs of menstruation-related lung collapse (catamenial pneumothorax) and offers empowering solutions for surviving this threat to women of all ages.
Do you and your daughters, sisters and friends know how to spot the warning signs of menstruation-related lung endometriosis and lung collapse? If you experience shortness of breath, have chest pain, or cough up or taste blood during your period, you could be at risk forcatamenial pneumothorax, a complication of endometriosis that can be fatal.
“Menstruation-related lung collapse due to lung endometriosis is one of the most under-diagnosed diseases in the US, and women and doctors who shrug off endometriosis because ‘it won’t kill you’ are gambling with women’s health and lives,” says women’s health advocate Glynis D. Wallace, DMD (Doctor of Medical Dentistry), a former US Air Force major and catamenial pneumothorax survivor.
“This condition is hormone-driven, so it can affect girls even before puberty and women even after menopause,” says Dr. Wallace, who adds that it occurs when uterine endometrial tissue travels to the lungs, where it can cause bleeding and life-threatening lung collapse. “Awareness is rapidly growing,” she adds, “since more than 176 million women worldwide suffer from endometriosis and thus are at risk of possible lung complications.”
An international authority, Dr. Wallace is a survivor of this potentially fatal disease and author of the first book to sound the alarm, Living with Lung and Colon Endometriosis: Catamenial Pneumothorax. She created the first Wikipedia page on this condition, and as a result of her untiring efforts to publicize this threat, it’s now included in medical reference books, and her work is cited by medical professionals worldwide.
In her riveting presentations, Dr. Wallace draws on her own dramatic experience with this condition to educate both lay and medical audiences and empower them with lifesaving facts and strategies that can make the difference between being a victim or a survivor. Your group will learn:
You’ll leave Dr. Wallace’s dynamic presentation armed with the facts you need to make sure that you and your friends and loved ones can spot this menstruation-related—and potentially deadly—disease in time to save your lives.
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Offered as keynotes, workshops or seminars (½ day, full-day) and teleseminars customized for your group. Glynis Wallace is also available as a panel moderator or guest.
Why Menstruation-Related Lung Collapse Can Kill You: Lifesaving Facts You Need to Know Now
In this lifesaving presentation, Glynis Wallace, DMD, shows women and other audiences how to spot the warning signs of menstruation-related lung collapse (catamenial pneumothorax)—an under-diagnosed but potentially fatal disease.
Your group will learn:
You’ll leave Dr. Wallace’s dynamic presentation armed with the facts you need to make sure that you, your friends, and your loved ones can spot this menstruation-related—and potentially deadly—disease in time to save your lives.
“An Issue of Blood”: Spiritual Lessons from My Struggle with Menstruation-Related Lung Endometriosis and Pneumothorax
In this inspiring talk, Glynis Wallace reveals how surviving a dread disease led to the path that fulfilled the destiny her family had predicted since childhood—that she was born to be “a help to the nation.”
Her decade-long struggle with recurring, near-fatal attacks of menstruation-related lung disease led her on a spiritual journey that transformed her into a pioneering women’s health advocate. She attributes her survival and “incredible life” today to faith, courage, strength of will, and persistence as well as her own medical knowledge and training.
After being hospitalized for as long as two months at a time and even undergoing near-death experiences, she realized that her mind was her strongest tool because it would allow her to stand in her power.
Drawing on her own years of struggle, Dr. Wallace shows her audience how to harness the power of meditation and prayer and reveals how…
Your group will leave her riveting program feeling empowered and confident that spiritual guidance and our own powers of mind will provide us with the physical, mental, and emotional resources we need to achieve our divinely inspired life purpose.
Dr. Glynis D. Wallace, DMD, a pioneering, world-recognized authority on lung collapse during menstruation caused by endometrial tissue traveling to the lungs (catamenial pneumothorax), has made it her life mission to alert women, their families, and medical professionals to this under-recognized and under-diagnosed but devastating disease.
The author of the first published book about this condition, Living with Lung and Colon Endometriosis:Catamenial Pneumothorax, she also created the first Wikipedia page on the topic. As a result of her untiring efforts to publicize this threat, it is now included in major medical reference books and on medical licensing exams. Her work is also frequently cited by medical professionals worldwide.
In her talks, presentations, and writings, Dr. Wallace draws on her medical training and research background as well as her personal story of triumphing over the disease. Interested since childhood in medical subjects, she obtained her DMD (Doctor of Medical Dentistry) degree at Tufts University and was in private practice for several years before joining the US Public Health Service.
She later spent 10 years in the US Air Force, where she attained the rank of major and received numerous medals and commendations despite recurring episodes of pneumothorax that required major surgeries. In fact, she credits the US military’s “outstanding” medical system with saving her life.
In a strange twist of fate, Dr. Wallace is living out the future predicted by her family when she was growing up as one of eight children in Midland, Texas—that she had a mission “to become a help to the nation.”
“Through her passionate efforts at raising awareness and educating patients and providers alike about the prevalence and first-hand hardships of lung endometriosis, Dr. Wallace has created a movement of better understanding within the public and medical communities. Hers is a cautionary tale…but also one of hope that must be heard by all concerned with endometriosis.”
—Heather Guidone, Surgical Program Director, The Center for Endometriosis Care, Atlanta, GA
“Dr. Wallace informs and inspires patients as well as educating physicians to be more aware of pulmonary and colon endometriosis. She explains much of the medical terminology, which is helpful to the lay public as they seek to understand their own medical conditions. She also recounts her fascinating story, that of a brave young Air Force major in the prime of her life who is forced to deal with the many unknowns associated with this diagnostic dilemma, and how her faith and her concerned and caring doctors helped her.”
—Diana C. Reed MD, Franklin, TN
Living with Lung and Colon Endometriosis: Catamenial Pneumothorax (paperback and Kindle)