Endometriosis Awareness Week 2015

Tue 3rd Mar - Mon 9th Mar 2015

Worldwide

This Event Begins In 317 Days Time

Endometriosis Week aims to raise awareness about this hidden and often unrecognized condition. Aims of Endometriosis Week include:

  • promoting - a greater awareness & understanding of endometriosis as a real, debilitating and disabling disease
  • highlighting - the consequences of living with endometriosis for the sufferer, carer and all those affected by the disease
  • creating - a greater awareness and understanding of endometriosis amongst the medical profession, education sector, employers, politicians and society in general
  • seeking - a best practice and consistent care and treatment for everyone wherever they may live
  • providing - an opportunity for those whose lives have been affected by endometriosis to play an active part in helping making a difference

Endometriosis Awareness Week Details

Coverage Worldwide
Month March
Duration 1 Week
Date 3rd March -
9th March 2015
Days To Event 317 Days
Organization Endometriosis UK
How Is Date Set?  Set each year
Comment 2014 confirmed 

What Is Endometriosis?

Picture of endometriosis - Diagram of endometriosis in the adbominal cavity.Endometriosis affects women and occurs when tissue, similar to the lining of the womb (uterus) grows in other areas of the body. This tissue grows mainly in the abdominal cavity (see diagram).

The tissue is linked to the woman’s hormonal cycle. However, unlike a period, the tissue remains within the body and bleeds forming adhesions (scar tissue), lesions and blood-filled cysts.

Symptoms of endometriosis include:

  • bleeding
  • pain
  • infertility
  • fatigue
  • suppressed immune system

Determined on a case by case basis, treatments for endometriosis include:

  • painkillers
  • drug therapy
  • surgery
  • hormonal treatments
  • hysterectomy
  • surgical removal