Endometriosis affects over 1 in 10 people globally, but still not many people are fully aware of this life-altering disease (1).
Endometriosis happens when tissue similar to the tissue lining the uterus starts to grow outside of the uterus (1,14). These abnormal growths have been found on many organs including some that are not located in the pelvic region. They can cause painful inflammation and ultimately result in scarring and even infertility (1,14).
People living with endometriosis can experience severe pain during (1):
- Their periods
- Bowel movements
Pain is often so intense that some people are unable to work or attend school. This amount of menstrual pain is not normal (1)!
While its impact on people’s lives is important, endometriosis is still misunderstood, misdiagnosed, incurable, and with limited treatment options.
Share this with your circle to help raise awareness of endometriosis. Contact your MP today and ask their support for a Canadian action plan on endometriosis