Endometriosis is a health problem that affects more than 6 ½ million women in the U.S.; it is most common among women in their 30s and 40s. Endometriosis occurs when the endometrium, tissue that normally lines the uterus or womb, grows outside of the uterus and on other areas in the body.

If you are struggling with Endometriosis, it may be difficult for others to comprehend because it offers no visible symptoms. Below are a few ways to help your loved ones understand and support you.

 

Educate.

Endometriosis is often a misunderstood disease. Educating your loved ones about what Endometriosis really is and its symptoms can aid in their understanding.

Know and Explain Your Limitations

You may not feel up to doing certain activities that you used to do. Others may not understand this, but it is important to be honest about how you are feeling, physically and emotionally, with yourself and loved ones.

Talk about it.

Because of the lack of physical symptoms, it can be difficult for others to know how you are doing, and just as easy to keep it all inside. Talking about how you are feeling and including your loved ones can be helpful to both parties.

Being open and honest about how you are feeling will help your loved ones support you.

 

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