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Those affected by endometriosis claim that this disease is visible (14/03/2019)

The World Day of Endometriosis is celebrated on March 14, a chronic and silent disease that affects 1 in 10 women, a total of 176 million affected in the world.

In Spain, it suffers 2 million women, while in the Region of Murcia, there are 35 thousand women affected.

Endometriosis is a disease that occurs when the tissue of the uterus, the endometrium, grows and swells outside it, usually in the ovaries, tubes, bladder, intestine, kidneys, liver or even in the lungs, causing stabbing pains which do not They have a specific treatment.

The City of Cartagena has shown its support and has shown solidarity with this disease unknown to many.

Councilman Equality, David Martinez, explained that "endometriosis is a disease that is there, silent and there are many people who do not even know that they suffer, whose diagnosis takes on average, between 7 and 10 years."

To inform about this disease, the City of Cartagena, through the Councils of Equality and Social Services, in collaboration with the Association of Affected Endometriosis of the Region of Murcia (ADAEC), made on March 30, at 10 in the morning, in the Plaza Icue, a march to inform and visualize this disease.

According to Laura García, one of those affected by this disease, said that "it is time to stop being invisible and that endometriosis is visible."

Rosa Zaragoza, patient of endometriosis and one of the representatives of the affected association, explained that this disease has many symptoms such as "painful menstruation or dysmenorrhea, pain before and during sexual intercourse, reproductive problems such as sterility of the woman, heavy bleeding, intestinal disorders, pain in the urinary system and fatigue or chronic fatigue ".

In addition, he has indicated that this disease may be associated with others such as "fibromyalgia and hypothyroidism."

From the Association of Affected Endometriosis of the Region of Murcia, claim that "gynecological checkups are made with the first menstruation;

that this disease be studied and investigated, since many doctors ignore it and diagnose it late;

that the quality of life of affected women be improved;

that they continue to subsidize the Immunology Research Group of the University of Murcia, one of the centers that are responsible for studying this disease nationwide ".

In addition, they ask that "endometriosis be included in the assessment of disabling diseases and thus obtain help when they are dismissed from their jobs because of this disease, using laparoscopy at the time of surgery, but above all, that use in the Region of Murcia the Guide for Attention to Women with Endometriosis of the National Health System, a protocol that serves to learn about this disease and guide for gynecologists.

Rosa Zaragoza concluded by noting that "endometriosis is not a disease that only adult women suffer but also young women of 13 or 14 years, which is important to be studied, investigated and reported on all women."

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena

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