Endometriosis Action Month 2024

Endometriosis Action Week 2024 - Hormone Health
Helping raise awareness of endometriosis.

About Endometriosis Action Month

During Endometriosis Action Month 2024, Endometriosis UK is focusing on raising vital awareness of the common symptoms of endometriosis. Improving general public awareness and understanding of the condition to ensure that those experiencing symptoms, their friends and family and their healthcare team know to ask ‘could it be endometriosis?’, leading to more prompt diagnosis and access to care.

Find out more by visiting the Endometriosis UK website.

Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women and those assigned female at birth in the UK

Source: Endometriosis UK

What is endometriosis?

Endometriosis (pronounced en- doh – mee – tree – oh – sis) is the name given to the condition where cells similar to the ones in the lining of the womb (uterus) are found elsewhere in the body.

Each month these cells react in the same way to those in the womb, building up and then breaking down and bleeding. Unlike the cells in the womb that leave the body as a period, this blood has no way to escape.

Common symptoms of endometriosis

  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Painful periods that interfere with day-to-day life
  • Painful bowel movements
  • Pain when urinating
  • Pain during or after sex
  • Difficulty getting pregnant
  • Fatigue

Symptoms can vary from person to person, so it is always best to speak with your doctor if you are concerned. Read more about the symptoms, causes and treatment options on the Endometriosis UK website.

Menstrual health at work

It is important for employers to gain an understanding and support those with menstrual health conditions. This will benefit business and enable staff to thrive.

Endometriosis UK has compiled a range of useful resources for employers to support menstrual health at work. Providing employers with the opportunity to gain an understanding and awareness of the following 6 conditions:

  • Endometriosis
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Pre-Menstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Adenomyosis
  • Fibroids
  • Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

View the Endometriosis UK resources to support menstrual health at work.

Hormone Health support

At Hormone Health we are passionate about providing evidence-based information to help women make informed decisions regarding their health. All investigations and treatments are supported by extensive clinical research and the relevant expert academic societies. If you are experiencing symptoms of endometriosis our experienced team can help.

Get in touch. We can help.

The Hormone Health Associates are here to advise and support.

Call +44 (0)808 196 1901

Email: info@hormonehealth.co.uk