Whas is endometriosis anyway? Quite simply put it’s where the tissue that is similar to the lining of the womb starts growing in other places. On average it takes 7 and a half years to diagnose.
Endometriosis UK, have done some sterling work around finding out the incurred for these sufferers, by partnering with Standard Life UK.
According to Standard Life, sufferers are losing out on an average of £5,469 a year in lost earnings due to time off work, which works out to more than £40,000 in total. Even then it is questionable how much this changes after a diagnosis.
For a condition that’s as common as asthma this is not acceptable, and Cysters are glad that charities like Endometriosis UK are doing something about it,
As sufferers know the symptoms of endometrosis are similar to other conditions and quite often are initial misdiagnosed.
Endometriosis sufferer, Laura aged 34 says, “I wasn’t diagnosed until I was 30 despite being in pain for a number of years. I felt brushed off by the doctors and struggled at holding on to a full time job due to the pain I was always in. I was initially told I had IBS and for a long time I concentrated on focusing on this. If I had known earlier I would have been able to make better changes around the right condition.“
Cysters really welcome this research and hope it goes towards better support for women living with this terrible and debilitating condition.
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