How to Support a Loved One Who Has Endometriosis

Hopefully, by this point in Endometriosis Awareness Month, some of these posts will have been shared with the families of individuals affected. Well, this post is meant for them: the family members, the friends, the significant others who have someone they love in their lives that has endometriosis. Read on for practical ideas on what you can do to help your suffering daughter/sister/mother/aunt/cousin/wife/partner/friend! πŸ’›πŸŽ—

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Endometriosis is a challenging disease. Not only is it poorly understood in the medical arena, but most people in general have never even heard of it. Yet it affects 1 in 10 women worldwide and can take up to ten years, or longer, to be properly diagnosed. Symptoms can be debilitating, and women may have to endure multiple surgeries to find relief. The gold standard and best treatment available, surgical excision, is challenging for many women to have access to, due to insurance issues, geography, and the sheer lack of skilled and experienced surgeons who are able to perform this meticulous surgery.

So what can you do if you have a loved one who is diagnosed with this life-altering disease?

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