Welcome to Endometriosis Awareness month. For the month of March, Endometriosis Awareness takes place across the globe to increase awareness for this common diagnosis and its symptoms. This debilitating condition affects close to 200 million women worldwide. It takes an average of 7.5 years for a woman to be diagnosed with Endometriosis—how can this be? We’re taking a stand by educating our patients and being more aware of the symptoms. There are many taboos, myths, and misunderstandings about Endo, so read on to learn everything you need to know about this common disease. Get educated so we can improve women’s health this month.
What is Endometriosis
Endometriosis is a common, chronic, and often painful disease that affects women. It occurs when endometrium, a tissue that acts as a lining in the uterus, grows outside of the womb. There is no known exact cause of Endometriosis, but scientists believe in a few reasons why women experience this disease including retrograde menstruation and metaplasia. Endometriosis tends to be different for every woman affected by it because the location of the endometrium lesions change the symptoms.
For more information regarding Endometriosis, be sure to visit our offices or give us a call. We are here for you.