March is the international month to raise awareness about this disease.
Endometriosis is a disease in which endometrial tissue (which grows every month to come out during menstruation) grows outside the uterus.
Some of its symptoms are severe menstrual pain, heavy bleeding, chronic fatigue, and infertility.
Diagnosis is one of the difficult factors since it is confused with menstruation symptoms, on average doctors take between six and nine years to diagnose it, due to the patient’s lack of knowledge about this disease, which can even be disabling.
Patients who have suffered the disease compare the pain to that of labor contractions, or to the pain that can be caused by a cesarean section.
The endocrine system is different in each woman, as well as each of the components involved in the appearance of the disease.
Its roots could possibly be genetic, but it is known that certain things detonate it, such as endocrine disruptors of the environment, this is why in more polluted cities there are worse cases of the disease. Also, food (with high amounts of hormones, pesticides, and herbicides) and stress have influence.