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Recent research by Ezekiel Mecha on endometriosis among women of African descent shows that endometriosis, a condition affecting women’s health, has wrongly been considered rare among African women. This misconception has led to significant delays in diagnosis, limited access to care and a lack of research on the condition in African women.
Menstrual pain is often dismissed as normal, but it could be a warning sign of endometriosis.
It causes severe pain during periods, sexual intercourse, bowel movements and urination, along with pelvic pain, bloating, nausea, fatigue and emotional challenges like depression, anxiety and infertility. Unfortunately, there’s no known cure for endometriosis and treatments mainly focus on managing the symptoms.
What causes Endometriosis?The exact cause of endometriosis is not known, but there are many possible causes of the condition such as:
Treatment options for Endometriosis
Although there is no cure for endometriosis, there are many treatment options available depending on the severity of the symptoms such as: