Kicking Off Endo Awareness Month

Endometriosis Awareness RibbonsThe month of March is dedicated to raising worldwide awareness about endometriosis. Like other months that dedicate colors in association with certain conditions (pink for breast cancer, red for heart disease) endometriosis has one too; yellow.

Endo affects millions of women around the world, myself included. Symptoms often start during the teenage years, yet there is no known cure. Endo (short for endometriosis) is a condition that occurs when tissue similar to the inside lining of the uterus is found outside of its normal location. Endometrial implants can be found on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and ligaments that support the uterus and tissue covering the bladder and rectum. Endometriosis causes different symptoms ranging from pelvic pain, and/or severe period cramps, and bowl and bladder symptoms. Pain can be so debilitating that getting through school or work day can seem impossible.

This is a great time to show some support for those that you love with endometriosis. So with spring on the way, wear yellow on March 1st spread awareness, and offer to do something fun with a friend with endo that might ease her pain.

For more information check out our health guide on endometriosis.