Let’s Talk About Endometriosis
Around 176 million women have been estimated to suffer from endometriosis, globally. Endometriosis is a condition that usually effects menstruators in their 30s and 40s. It is known to be a leading cause of infertility, due to its effect on reproductive health.
Endometriosis is a condition where the tissue from the uterus is found outside the uterus – but unlike the uterus’ tissue that bleeds monthly through our cycle, the tissue outside has nowhere to go, eventually causing irritation, pain, inflammation and scar tissue.
How do I know if I have endometriosis?
Here are some symptoms of endometriosis can include:
- Painful period followed by excessive bleeding
- Pelvic pain
- Chronic fatigue
- Heightened pain when passing urine and stool
- Chronic pain on the abdomen and lower back
- Joint and nerve pain
- Digestion becomes painful
- Spotting and bleeding in between period cycles
Unfortunately, a lot of women go undiagnosed due to doctors overlooking their symptoms as something concerning and just related to their period. The most effective way to get a proper diagnosis is through a laparoscopy.
Is endometriosis preventable?
Unfortunately, endometriosis is not completely preventable but you can reduce your chances of getting it by keeping a check on your Estrogen levels. For healthy Estrogen levels, exercise regularly and regulate caffeine intake.
The bottom line
It is quite tough and challenging living with endometriosis, however with the right attention and treatment plan, it is possible to live a healthy life!