You'll notice this month that a lot more women will be trying to spread the word on Endometriosis. Why? Because March is Endometriosis Awareness month.
So to fit in with this theme, todays post contains some of the top facts on the disease...
1) Endometriosis is pronounced as end-oh-me-tree-oh-sis
2) 1 in 10 women suffer with Endometriosis. In fact it is estimated that it affects 176 million women worldwide.
3) If you put those 176 million women together and formed a country, it would be the 8th largest country in the world.
4) There is no cure for Endometriosis.
5) The average diagnosis time for the disease is 7.5 years. That's a long time to be in pain without knowing why!
6) There are 4 stages of Endometriosis, ranging from mild to severe. These are graded on how infiltrated the disease is, where it is, and the amount of adhesions and cysts found.
7) Up to 50% of women who suffer with Endometriosis may experience infertility.
8) It is classed as an invisible illness as many would not know that women are suffering with it to look at them.
9) Endometriosis is the second most common gynaecological condition in the UK.
10) Only 20% of the general public have heard of Endometriosis.
So lets continue to spread the word and increase the understanding of this chronic disease.