This year, endometriosis awareness week takes place between 3rd and 9th March and Endometriosis UK have adopted the slogan It’s OK to talk. Period! I think it’s something we should all be taking account of as, with the exception of Breast Cancer, we tend not to find women’s health issues – particularly gynae issues on any sort of a public agenda. Somehow the most important bits of our bodies are left to be discussed behind closed doors – anyway, that’s a whole other soapbox I may get on someday 🙂
In the meantime, I thought I’d share some interesting facts and figures with you about endometriosis and also gather together as much of the information we have ever written in one single place.
According to the HSCIC over 19,000 women were diagnosed with endometriosis in the UK in 2013 – 2014 and their average age was 35.
Hysterectomy is not the only option though, other conventional treatments include minimally invasive surgery and drug therapies. There is also a lot of evidence that radical changes in diet can have a huge impact as well.
Read some personal stories about endometriosis – you can find more by using the blog link above.
You can also get more support and information from Endometriosis UK