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Endometriosis awareness in Nigeria

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By Kenny Adetunji

Calls for steps to increase early detection of Endometriosis among Nigerian females.

Endometriosis is a condition that affects many Nigerian women. Most women who have this condition are not even aware they have it. Endometriosis is a common condition, and it is estimated that up to 10% of women of childbearing age have endometriosis. Endometriosis is a chronic condition that can have a significant impact on a woman’s quality of life. While there is no cure for endometriosis, there are treatments that can help manage the symptoms.

A condition that affects approximately 190 million women globally, the exact cause of endometriosis is unknown, it is believed to be the result of a combination of hormonal and genetic factors. It is often hereditary, meaning it can be passed down from generation to generation. In fact, studies have shown that endometriosis can run in families. If you have endometriosis, there is a greater chance that your mother or sister also has the condition. However, endometriosis is not always hereditary.

It is most commonly found in the ovaries.

Endometriosis is a disorder in which the tissue that lines the uterus (the endometrium) grows outside of the uterus. The endometrium is the tissue that is shed each month during menstruation. Endometriosis most commonly involves the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and the tissue lining the pelvis. However, in rare cases, endometriosis has been found in other parts of the body, such as the brain, lungs, and skin. Endometriosis is a chronic (long-term) condition that can cause pain and fertility problems.

It is especially important for Nigerian women to pay attention to this issue, as many do not have direct access to a doctor, endometriosis needs to be taken seriously. Nigerian women have been becoming increasingly vigilant watching for signs of health related problems, this is partially due to internet access brought on through mobile phone use. Renowned Gynecologist, Professor Chris Amaku states that more needs to be done to improve the quality of life of people living with the condition

Treatment may include medication, surgery, or both.

This condition can occur in women of any age. The most common symptom of endometriosis is pelvic pain, which can vary in intensity and duration. Other symptoms may include, pain during or after sexual intercourse, painful urination or bowel movements, heavy or irregular menstrual bleeding and infertility. Endometriosis is diagnosed through a combination of a pelvic exam, medical history, and imaging tests. Your doctor may also order blood tests to check for certain hormones that can be associated with endometriosis.

Treatment for endometriosis may include medication, surgery, or both. There are several different types of medication that can be used to treat endometriosis. These include hormone therapy, pain medication, and antibiotics. Hormone therapy can be used to reduce the amount of endometrium that is produced. This can help to reduce the pain and other symptoms of the illness. Pain medication can be used to help relieve the pain that is associated with endometriosis.

A severe condition that can cause various infections.

Antibiotics are a type of medication that are used to treat infections. These include pelvic inflammatory disease, endometritis, and others. Endometriosis is a condition that can cause infections, so antibiotics may be prescribed by your doctor. Antibiotics work by killing the bacteria that cause the infection. There are many different types of antibiotics that treat a variety of conditions, your doctor will select the best option for you.

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