Endometriosis Awareness Month is an awareness campaign that is held every year in the month of March. However, the initiative is not restricted to March itself and runs throughout the year. The aim of the initiative is to make more women aware of the disease and the various ways in which it affects women’s health. For instance, did you know that endometriosis affects an estimated 176 million women around the world? Moreover, did you know it is the single biggest cause of infertility among women?
These are significant facts and figures. Awareness about endometriosis is also important as the disease has no cure. This can have a devastating effect on the lives of affected women. Timely detection helps keep endometriosis under control through a combination of medication and lifestyle changes.
But the main reason why more and more women around the world need to know about endometriosis is that it is hard to diagnose the disease and many confuse its symptoms as a normal part of menstruation. Studies show that among most endometriosis patients, the disease is diagnosed 7.5 years after the first symptoms are seen.
Endometriosis Awareness Month seeks to address these deficiencies and empowers women to take charge of their overall health. Come and be part of this campaign today.