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1 in 10 women live with Endometriosis.
Yet most of the population have no idea what Endo even is!
If I hadn’t had my own experience with it, then I too would still live in the dark.
However my experience has lead to awareness that so many women are living with chronic pain due to this chronic illness.
Amina King is living with this Chronic Illness.
It has seen her land in hospital many times, due to the uncontrollable pain.
She lives with fatigue, pain, iron deficiency, poor sleep quality and this also affects mental health.
We discuss what it’s like to live with Endometriosis, how you can improve and holistically help your Endo, we talk about diet, exercise and pelvic floor work you can do.
Many women discover they have Endometriosis after many years of seeing doctors and miss diagnoses and dismissal of their pain.
It is still not common knowledge amongst doctors of how to diagnose and to treat Endometriosis and that is why it can take so long to get answers.
Many women with Endo feel like they are alone. It is not as commonly known and widely talked about like things like asthma or diabetes. That is why many women suffer alone.
It is very important to note that there are women out there experiencing the exact same symptoms and that there is a community that you can seek out and join and be a part of. Here you will find the support and the inspiration you need on a daily basis to get you through.
A harsh reality of Endo is being told that you may never be able to have children naturally. Infertility is one of the major symptoms of Endometriosis. I too know what it is like to be told this.
It breaks your heart and makes you feel like you’re different and incomplete.
In this episode we do get very emotional regarding this topic, as it truly hits so close to home.
Many women are experiencing such severe symptoms that they cannot leave the house, they cannot work, they are just constantly in pain.
That is why awareness is such a powerful part of trying to improve the quality of womens lives, living with Endometriosis.
The more awareness, the more support from governments and from medical funding that can be given.
Amina is an incredible young lady who I admire and adore.
She shares her chronic illness with complete vulnerability over at her instagram page Chronically Amina, helping to raise awareness and helping other girls struggling too.
This conversation is so powerful and educates and raises awareness for such a debilitating chronic illness.
I hope you guys are now more knowledgable about Endometriosis and if you too think you might have the same illness, make sure you push to get it diagnosed and get answers! You are not alone.