Endometriosis Awareness is observed in March, which is something that everyone should learn more about as it affects many women through life. Read on to learn more about what Endometriosis is and how you can be a support to those around you.
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What is it?
It is an inflammatory condition that occurs in women when tissue starts growing outside the uterus. This tissue is the same as that which lines the womb internally. There is still no cure for this condition.
What are the symptoms?
- Painful periods (dysmenorrhea). Pelvic pain and cramping may begin before and extend several days into a menstrual period.
- Pain with intercourse
- Pain with bowel movements or urination
- Excessive bleeding
- Possible infertility
What can a person do to support others that may be experiencing endometriosis?
- Learn about endometriosis.
Research Endometriosis and its symptoms. Learn how to detect the disease and explore possible treatments.
- Consult a doctor.
If there are concerns surrounding known Endometriosis-like symptoms, schedule an appointment with a specialist and get professional help. Early diagnosis may prevent surgery.
- Participate in fundraisers.
There is not enough awareness about Endometriosis. Participate in local events, fundraisers, and marathons for the promotion of Endometriosis Awareness Day.