About 10% of all women of reproductive age suffer from endometriosis, a mysterious disease of which little is known and which is not yet fully explored.
The disease is often confused with menstrual pain. In most cases is benign – a chronic disease of the lining of the uterus outside the uterine cavity, causing the occurrence of strong stomach and back aches during the cycle. The pain can be so severe that the woman may faint.
The most common symptoms are:
- Increased menstrual pain
- Problems with hoses
- Long and difficult menstruation
The disease cannot exist without these symptoms, and it can lead to sterility.
About 176 million women suffer from this disease, but they have no idea, and don’t take these symptoms seriously. The most commonly affected are young women in full force of life.
The cause of endometriosis is still not known. The solution is perhaps hormonal therapies, but that’s not 100% reliable.
The project manager for the study of endometriosis reveals four steps that will help in detecting this insidious disease:
- Pay attention to menstrual cramps. Are they unusually strong and expressed throughout the day?
- If you have pain in the lower back, abdomen, or pelvis outside of menstruation, then you should not ignore this.
- Do you have a lot of pain during intercourse? It is not normal and it is a serious sign of endometriosis.
- Do you regularly have irregular bleeding or very heavy bleeding during menstruation? It is also a serious symptom.
Share this with women who might have it to help them notice the symptoms of endometriosis early!