Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to that which lines the inside of your uterine wall grows outside of your uterus. This tissue, called endometrium, causes inflammation and sometimes scar tissue.
Endometriosis can be extremely painful, and it’s more common than most people realize. Roughly 1 in 10 women have endometriosis. That’s about 176 million people worldwide.
People who have endometriosis often struggle with fertility, which can take an emotional toll of its own. The comforting news is that if you do have endometriosis, you have options.
These blogs are great resources for learning about those options. Many are written by women going through the same thing. So, go ahead and dive in. You may find some comfort in knowing you’re not alone.
This web portal is chock-full of rich information for anyone who wants to learn more about endometriosis. It includes interviews, information about events, and opinions on how endometriosis is covered in the mainstream media. Particularly interesting is the ENPOWR Project’s Endo EduKit, a one-of-a-kind educational program that aims to raise awareness about the disease. The program has educated nearly 40,000 adolescents.
On Endometriosis.org, readers are privy to an abundance of information and news about resources, support, and more. In a special section, the author lays out endometriosis treatment, starting at the first consultation through surgery and medication options. Readers can learn how each treatment works and see the various side effects as well.
Lisa was diagnosed with endometriosis during a routine surgery in 2014. One of her blog’s greatest strengths is the straightforward manner with which she explains the causes, symptoms, and other issues surrounding endometriosis. She includes links for those who wish to dig deeper into specific points and topics associated with the disease. She also includes a section for people to share their stories, as well as a library for easy access to resources.
This blog from the Seckin Endometriosis Center in New York City offers a closer look at the services the center provides, as well as an overview of the causes and symptoms of the disease. We highly recommend the symptoms section, which is exceptional. Symptoms are broken down by categories such as pelvic pain, fibroids, and more. It lays out all the details for women who want to know what to expect and how to be treated.
This blog shines a light on women who have the disease and call the Emerald Isle home. Readers can check out profiles of women living with endometriosis, and also get up-to-date information on community meetings, coffee chats, or other events that foster relationships and connections in the endometriosis community. This blog is a great place to start if you live in Ireland and have just been diagnosed with endometriosis.
Lauren R. Kornegay was diagnosed with endometriosis at age 20 after a series of events led her to visit a gynecologist while attending college in Baltimore. After her diagnosis, Lauren searched online to find other Black women who had experienced the similar endometriosis struggles — to no avail. This inspired her to create a space that acknowledged African American women living with endometriosis. On this blog, visitors will find content related to women’s health, social justice, and tips aimed at supporting mental and physical health.
Every endometriosis case is different, and at QENDO, readers will find blog posts from people living with various forms and stages of endometriosis, adenomyosis, and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). These personal stories aim to inspire and inform readers about the challenges that come along with living with pelvic pain. This blog also provides women with tips for managing their pelvic pain and listening to their bodies.
Endometriosis News is your one-stop shop for everything related to endometriosis. Readers will find the latest news regarding developments in treatment and clinical trials, the latest research, and advice from people living with the condition. Living with endometriosis can be stressful, but Endometriosis News aims to equip readers with all the information necessary to live well with endometriosis.
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