Endometriosis affects 176 million women worldwide. Although there are no official figures, it is estimated that one million women suffer and most of the women affected are between 15 and 50.
"Endometriosis affects 176 million women worldwide. Although there are no official figures, it is estimated that one million women suffer and most of the women affected are between 15 and 50," said Michael Frist, Senior Editor of Alldiseasessheets.org Website.
Endometriosis is a chronic disease characterized by the abnormal presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus, affecting the ovaries, fallopian tubes, the ligaments that support the uterus, the outside of the uterus and the lining in the pelvic cavity.
In all cases, inflammation, pain and further injuries and scars that stick organs together, it produces damaging the normal anatomy of the pelvis and reproductive function.
Endometriosis has two key symptoms. Menstrual, chronic, and severe pelvic pain and infertility Pain may occur before, during or after the menstrual period, and during ovulation.
Other symptoms include fatigue, painful bowel movements during menstrual periods, pain in the lower abdominal and back pain, diarrhea, and constipation. Generally, it is occurs in adolescence and intensity gradually increases over the years.
Endometriosis is the third leading cause of gynecologic hospitalization, however, remains an under diagnosed disease because culturally accepted as normal strong menstrual cramps. Thus, diagnosis is delayed between 7 and 12 years.
Interrogation patient with severe menstrual pain and they suspect the presence of this common condition in women. The diagnosis is confirmed by laparoscopic surgery.
The cause is unknown and does not have a cure. However, early diagnosis and timely treatment to control the condition in a large number of patients. The aim is to relieve pain and reduce injury, seeking to improve the quality of life for patients.
There is an urgent need worldwide to educate and support patients and their families and to sensitize the community to overcome indifference on this issue.