Endometriosis is a painful condition caused by uterine tissue (known as endometrium) growing outside of the uterus.
As many as 6.3 million women and girls in the United States have endometriosis, according to the Endometriosis Association. Their symptoms may include extreme pain during menstruation, sex, and urination, as well as pain during bowel movements, digestive distress, fatigue, and infertility.
It’s difficult for women to find support for this disease, as few others understand the pain and struggles they experience because of it. Fortunately, there are many great blogs that can provide support, education, and resources to make the disease easier to manage.
Lisa blogs to raise awareness and foster a sense of community among women with endometriosis. Diagnosed in 2014, she writes about her symptoms, surgery, recovery, and triumphs. The community she’s built is impressive and you’ll see that in the supportive comments and discussions after each post.
Dr. Seckin is a gynecologist and laparoscopic surgeon who specializes in endometriosis treatment. He’s the founder of the Endometriosis Foundation of America and is behind numerous efforts to raise awareness of the disease and improve treatments. We appreciate the variety of posts he shares and the fact that they’re coming from a reputable and highly recognizable professional.
Angela has lived with endometriosis for 25 years, and this is her outlet. Her blog acts as a support system for a community of women. She blogs about the disease, treatments, other people living with endometriosis, as well as about her own personal journey.
The Endo the World?
Claire was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2014, after years of pain, fatigue, and hospitalizations. This blog is a place for her to share her experiences and offer support to other women living with the condition. She blogs about how her endometriosis affects her personal and professional life, how she copes with the disease, and she offers inspirational reflections. We think Claire provides a unique, personal perspective that many women can relate to.
No one knows the pain and struggles of endometriosis like the women who live with it on a daily basis, and Michelle is another endometriosis blogger who shares her journey in hopes of connecting with other women. She deals with daily pain and has adjusted her life to minimize the impact endometriosis has.
This blog was started by two Australian women who met on Facebook and decided that women and girls in their country needed support when dealing with endometriosis. Among their goals is informing the world about the disease and everything that goes along with it. We love the stories on their blog and the way they combine personal insights and informational posts.
Endometriosis, My Life with You
For Shireen, a wife and mother of one, the pain of endometriosis, along with the ensuing depression and additional diagnoses, mean the condition has become a central fixture in her life. Her blog is very personal, as she seeks to find and give support to other women dealing with the disease.
Endometriosis UK’s blog was started as a way to help raise awareness and improve the lives of women living with this condition. To these ends, posts include pain management tips, treatment analyses, medical research updates, and personal stories.
If scientific research interests you, Endometriosis Update is worth a bookmark. This blog focuses on medical research and advances concerning endometriosis and female reproductive health. The posts take the latest research and translate it into a more user-friendly language. For women living with endometriosis, this blog could be fodder for productive conversations with their physicians.
Want to know what endometriosis experts from around the world are working on? This blog is an international platform for medical researchers and doctors who are studying the condition. You’ll find biographical posts about those professionals as well as updates on the world of medical research.
Tracy was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2014, after living with the pain of the disease since age 11. She blogs to talk about her journey but also to connect with other women living with endometriosis. Her treatment plan includes birth control, antidepressants, exercise, and a vegetarian diet. But, like most women with the disease, these things don’t eliminate her symptoms.
This Endo Life
Jess’ blog takes a unique approach, and we love it. She manages the symptoms and impact of endometriosis through lifestyle approaches, like diet, exercise, and meditation. She shares these tools on her blog, where you’ll find plenty of recipes and supportive posts.