Endometriosis is a condition where body tissue outside of the womb behaves like the womb lining. The tissue thickens and breaks down in the body – and it can be very painful.
Currently, nearly 1.5 million women in the UK are living with endometriosis. While the condition has no cure, symptoms can be managed. This may be through medical treatment, or certain lifestyle changes, such as:
- Following a balanced diet.
- Increasing physical activity.
- Avoiding alcohol, caffeine and stopping smoking.
Symptoms of endometriosis can vary for individuals, but common symptoms include heavy, painful periods, pain during sex, bleeding between periods, and fatigue and lacking energy.
If you are experiencing similar symptoms, and suspect you are suffering from the condition, it is important to visit your doctor to discuss symptoms and how you are feeling. The symptoms of endometriosis are very...