March is

Endometriosis Awareness Month

Endometriosis: It is more common than you think

What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is the abnormal growth of endometrial tissue (the tissue normally inside of the uterus) in places outside of the uterus. 

How many women are affected?

This female menstrual condition affects one in ten women worldwide and has no medically recognised cure or prevention.

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms that endometriosis sufferers experience include:

          Painful, cramping periods

          Heavy periods

          Irregular cycles

          Bloating

          Fatigue

          Anxiety/Depression

          Painful sexual intercourse

          Pain and cramping during bowel movements and/or urination

          30-40% of women with Endometriosis have trouble conceiving

          Lower abdominal and lower back pain

          Diarrhoea/constipation

          Low iron levels/anaemia

          Bloody urine during menstruation

An every day struggle

Endometriosis affects the lives of those who suffer dramatically, in all aspects of life. Imagine living day in day out with fatigue, anxiety or depression, anxiety over the anticipation of having painful sexual intercourse with your partner, the stress of infertility or troubled conception, alternating between diarrhoea and constipation and living through the weakening pain.

What supports are available?

Because many of the complaints of endometriosis are linked with hormonal patterns and inflammation, some nutritional treatments may prove effective in treating and lessening symptoms of the warriors who suffer with this debilitating condition.

Endometriosis month was created to generate awareness for the warriors of the condition and strive for more research into its future treatment. Support groups are available to all the strong women living every day with Endometriosis. Fight like a woman ladies!

Danielle Catherine

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