happy endometriosis awareness month

⁠In continuation with our previous post...we'll be tackling today the pain associated with endometriosis and how we can prevent it. ⁠

Why does endometriosis cause pain and health problems?

  • ⁠Endometriosis growths may swell and bleed in the same way the lining inside of your uterus does every month — during your menstrual period. ⁠

  • This can cause swelling and pain because the endometrium-like tissue found outside the uterus tissue grows and bleeds in an area where it cannot easily get out of your body. ⁠

How can I prevent Endometriosis?

  • You can't prevent endometriosis. But you can reduce your chances of developing it by lowering the levels of the hormone estrogen in your body. Estrogen helps to thicken the lining of your uterus during your menstrual cycle.

  • The pain often correlates to the menstrual cycle, but a woman with endometriosis may also experience pain that doesn’t correlate to her cycle – this is what makes this disease/condition so unpredictable and frustrating⁠.

Lo! But there's always a way to keep your Estrogen levels low:

  • Talk to your doctor about hormonal birth control methods⁠ ⁠*⁠Exercise regularly⁠

  • Avoid large amounts of alcohol and

  • ⁠Avoid large amounts of drink with caffeine⁠ ⁠ Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Endometriosis can be diagnosed through a series of tests and it can be treated through medicine or surgery.

  • Unfortunately having surgery doesn't cure endo.

Treat your endo warrior friend or family with the Nerdbugs Uterus Plushie Organ to put smile on their faces. ⁠