My Periods are a Pain…
“Did you know that around 10% of individuals who menstruate are diagnosed with Endometriosis or Adenomyosis?”
Shockingly, despite being the 2nd most common gynecological condition for women in the UK, it still takes an average diagnosis time of 8.5 years for both Endometriosis and Adenomyosis, therefore the actual number of those silently suffering is far higher than the reported 10%.
Despite the prevalence of these conditions, our understanding remains limited, and there’s a significant research gap regarding their causes and symptoms.
Endometriosis involves tissue akin to the womb lining growing beyond the uterus, attaching to organs like the ovaries and fallopian tubes. While womb tissue naturally sheds during a menstrual cycle, the displaced tissue reacts to hormonal cycles but lacks an exit route, leading to painful accumulation in the body.
Adenomyosis is another condition where similar tissue embeds into the uterine walls, causing thickening and scarring, resulting in significant pain during the menstrual cycle.
I’ve noticed from my menopause awareness campaigns that many women endure years of debilitating symptoms before menopause. They often have to fight for treatment and understanding from the medical profession, facing dismissive attitudes and being told that severe period pain is simply part of being a woman.
This encouraged me to learn more and I recently qualified as an Endometriosis Wellness Practitioner. I aim to give these individuals a voice, advocating for earlier diagnosis to spare them unnecessary years of pain.
If you’re interested in learning more about these conditions or enhancing awareness and support within your business, let’s connect or you can email email@example.com
I offer various training courses to contribute to a future where diagnosis times are shortened, and comprehensive support is available for those facing the challenges of Endometriosis and Adenomyosis.