This month is about Endometriosis Awareness. Therefore here in the Bubble we have been talking to different ladies about their life and how they are living with this condition. Over this month we will be hosting a few Bloggers who will talk about themselves, their journey and the raw experience of living with Endometriosis.
Did you know that Endometriosis affects up to 10% of women world-wide meaning around 176 million women are living with this condition worldwide. This condition doesn’t just affect a certain age or race, it can affect any woman, young adult or teenager at reproductive age. There is no known cause and no definite cure. This illness is known as an invisible illness and is often unrecognised straight away meaning that sometimes you could be suffering for up to 10 years before it even gets diagnosed.
However being there and not judging helps and there are many ways you can help raise awareness too, by supporting someone you know who is suffering from Endometriosis. By taking part in the many events happening over the course of this month such as : Instagram’s Endo Month challenge to taking part in the Worldwide Endo March on Saturday 24th March. Creating awareness for a condition like Endometriosis is important for not just the present but also the future generations so they can talk about periods, menstrual cycles, female health with confidence in every society rather than viewing it as a taboo.
If you think you may be suffering from this condition, make sure to get yourself checked out and bring it up with the doctor so all the tests can be carried out before the situation gets worse. There are different symptoms and not every symptom affects every person. Take a look at some of the charities and bloggers to get information. Below are a list of these such places where you can get support and information from as well as connecting with other women in similar situations.
Endometriosis Uk is a charity that talks about all things Endo and where you can go and support through different avenues.
Project Patchwork is a community that aims to promote awareness of hidden conditions through different projects undertaken through the year.
Endo Education is a sister site to Project Patchwork.
This Endo Life is a site by Endo Mentor and Coach Jessica Duffin. She has many links and programs that help to create awareness. You can join in with the monthly podcasts, book club as well as joining in their Endo Mini Retreats.
The Endometriosis Coalition is a site that raises awareness, promotes reliable education and increases funding for research. This month they are doing a challenge to create awareness through their #1in10 campaign.
The Endo Lifestyle is a lifestyle site created by fellow warrior Meike Wise which helps to support sufferers with self-care guides from food, being active to pain management. You can purchase a PDF practical self-management guide for living with Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain which includes a 6 week step by step program teaching you how to apply the principles outlined in the book.