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It Is Called Endometriosis

This illness is often dismissed and thought to be just pms symtoms but it is actually something that needs to be taken care of.

Endometriosis affects “one woman in 10 of reproductive age, yet a lack of research and funding means sufferers can live in severe pain, unable to work or socialise,” says Guardian.

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The extraordinary neglect of this particular disease that affects an estimated 176 million women worldwide, causes debilitating pain and sometimes infertility.

This disease causes tissue, similar to the lining of the womb, to be found elsewhere in the body. The most common places are in the abdomen, ovaries, in the recto-vaginal septum, bladder and bowel. In so, this tissue begins to behave like the lining of the womb and bleeds every month. This process can cause severe and chronic pain. Women say that the pain makes them pass out.

Image: The Guardian

Image: The Guardian

Endometriosis is a disease that can be mild or severe. Women with the severe symptoms can be overwhelmed with pain that life is a challenge. The Guardian states that “Former Spice Girl Emma Bunton, Dolly Parton and Anna Friel all have endometriosis. So does Booker Prize-winning author Hilary Mantel and actors Susan Sarandon and Whoopi Goldberg. Marilyn Monroe is thought to have become addicted to the painkillers she took for endometriosis, which resulted in her death.”

If you believe that your “menstrual” pain is just too overwhelming, you may finally have an answer.

Article: The Guardian