Endometriosis is a cruel, crippling, an incurable condition that affects an estimated 1 in 10 women and girls in Nigeria. The condition is associated with unexplained and excruciating pain, which makes it difficult for sufferers to live normal lives.
Due to lack of awareness in both the general public, as well as with medical professionals, it takes on average of 6-10 years of suffering and countless visits to doctors before a patient can be diagnosed with Endometriosis.
The ugly thing about Endometriosis is that many people suffer from it but do not even know. They mistake it for menstrual pain and just live with the effects of the condition. What’s worse is that help is available, but many are unaware of it.
We can alleviate the pain of Endometriosis in our society, first by creating awareness for it.
In order to achieve this, Endometriosis Support Group Nigeria (ESGN) has organized a walk to help raise awareness about this condition.
Please show your support for women who suffer from it by joining in this walk. Every step you take counts and will go a long way in changing a life.
In addition to this, watch out for the women around you. If they have very painful periods, encourage them to go see a doctor to rule out Endometriosis.
There is a saying “what you don’t know doesn’t kill you,” but ignorance about endometriosis can cause serious harm. The earlier it is detected, the better life will be for those affected.
Date: 10th March 2018
Time: 7 AM
Venue: Starting point – City Mall, Onikan through Awolowo Road to Nigerian Law School
Register for the walk HERE
For more information visit, www.endometriosis-sgn.org or call (+234 ) 01-4617023-4, 01-4532746,01-4532751,08074343604