The most common (and incorrect) statements about endometriosis
Endometriosis is a chronic, inflammatory and estrogen-dependent gynecological disease, caused by an endometrial-like endometrium, located in different areas of the body, especially in the pelvic area. The disease affects about 10% of women of childbearing age, many times since the first menstruation, and the number of patients in the world is estimated at about 200 million. The disease usually causes severe pelvic and back pain, which worsens during ovulation or menstruation, sexual pain, digestive problems, fertility difficulties and more, and significantly impairs the quality of life of its patients.And yet there are those who allow themselves to underestimate the disease, treat it as a passing moment of pain and expect the women who suffer from it to continue to function normally. For all these and also for you women who already know what the disease and the suffering it causes, 5 sentences that need to pass from the world:

The female disease that is officially recognized

  1. It’s in your head. It is not. The pain in endometriosis is real, strong and sometimes even paralyzing and it is not really an invented pain. It used to take about 10 years to diagnose the disease. Today, there is a greater awareness among patients and among physicians, who can shorten the time of diagnosis and yet, it still takes a month to raise awareness of the chronic disease that 1 in 10 women suffer from.
  2. It all hurts during menstruation. There is no connection. Endometriosis pain is not similar to “normal” menstrual pain. This is a real disease. Intrauterine tissue also grows outside the uterus – on the ovaries, abdomen and pelvis. When the uterus contracts during menstruation, so does the tissue that has grown outside of it and these are unbearable pains.
  3. Rest a bit and it will pass you by. I wish. Endometriosis is a chronic disease. It does not pass through rest or the use of painkillers. Sometimes it requires surgical intervention (depending on the severity and degree of the disease), up to the level of resection of the infected organs (uterus, ovaries, etc.).
  4. You’re stressed, that’s why you feel that way. It has been unequivocally proven that endometriosis is not a psychosomatic disease. These are lesions in the patient’s body that can be sampled with laparoscopic surgery. The cause of the disease is not mental.
  5. Not bad, a few days and it passes. Not true. There are patients with the disease who suffer from its symptoms most of the month, not just around menstruation. It is not only about pain, but also symptoms related to the digestive system, fatigue and more.

Dr. Sheri Prochi Sagiv, Director of Research and Development at the company Gynica

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