Happy March 1st Verbs!
I get excited at the start of this month (and usually tired by the 31st), because it is Endometriosis Awareness month!
What exactly is Endometriosis? Well, I am here to shed a little light on what it is and how it is affecting 176 million women in the the worldwide!
The presence of uterine lining in other pelvic organs, especially the ovaries, characterized by cyst formation, adhesions, and menstrual pains. (Dictionary.com)
A disease that affects the female reproductive system of 1 in 10 girls in the U.S. Women experience symptoms at different times, but they can begin as early as your first period. Those with mother or close female relatives who have Endometriosis are 5-7 times more likely to have it. (Endofound.org)
Endometriosis looks different for everyone, and for this reason it is hard to diagnose. Often times, doctors will try to treat each of your symptoms before inquiring about those symptoms adding up to Endometriosis.
This was the case for me, which is why I am taking this time to spread awareness about the disorder.
If you have Endometriosis, you are not by yourself and the are support groups ready to be there for you, and I will spilling the beans on every resource I know.
I will be posting about Endometriosis every week on my blog and social media. In the meantime, check out past post and videos from the last “Journey with Endo” meet-up with my Endo Sis April Christina below:
- Endometriosis Awareness Month 2016
- Endo Awareness Month: 5 Things You Need to Know
- Health Benefits of Blueberries
If you are in the Maryland area, I would love to see you at the Endometriosis Awareness event I will be having on March 16th at Hotel RL. Click here for more information.