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There was a time not so long ago when endometriosis was never mentioned in public let alone in a film!
END-O is a free film you can watch on-line - a warmhearted comedy about two young women with endometriosis.
Here is the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nL91LegtUWk» Subscribe for the world's best short films: http://sub2.omele.to»; Get some merch: http://shop.omele.toEnd-O is used with permission from Alice Seabright. L...
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Nicolle has promoted action for endometriosis for years. Brilliant ❤️

Nicolle Flint Member for Boothby
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month.

The month aims to raise awareness and educate the public on this important women's health issue, while raising funds for endometriosis research.

This week in Parliament I wanted to highlight some incredible groups who do so much to support women with endo, including:

EndoActive Australia & NZ
Endometriosis Australia
QENDO
Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia
Endo Perth Sisters
Endometriosis Western Australia

These groups provide the most amazing support. To any woman suffering with endometriosis, there are people out there to help you, please get the help that you need.
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Charlie Chang issue made it to Parliament

The pain of endometriosis may be relieved by medicinal cannabis. You could take part in a new study from CA Clinics. You need to be over 18 and living in Australia to be eligible to volunteer. Your participation may contribute to the development of better treatment for endometriosis. For more information contact CA clinics on 1300991477 or info@caclinics.com.au
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#endometriosisstudy
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The pain of endometriosis may be relieved by medicinal cannabis.  You could take part in a new study from CA Clinics. You need to be over 18 and living in Australia to be eligible to volunteer. Your participation may contribute to the development of better treatment for endometriosis.  For more information contact CA clinics on 1300991477 or info@caclinics.com.au 
#womenshealthcare
#endometriosisawareness
#endometriosis
#endometriosisstudy

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Tara interesting !

Jessica Hirst

Harley Rutherford

Mine was removed by an hysterectomy. Best thing I ever did.

Rhi Bryan

Meagan Miller

FIVE MYTHS ABOUT ENDO:
Here is an article from Harvard Medical School
by Kelly Bilodeau, exec editor of Harvard Women's Health Watch.

5 myths — and the facts — about endometriosis:

Myth 1: The symptoms are just a heavy period. Women with endometriosis sometimes assume that their symptoms are a normal part of menstruation, and when they do seek help they are sometimes dismissed as overreacting to normal menstrual symptoms. But in fact, something much more serious is going on than period cramps. One theory is that the pain occurs because even when endometrium-like tissue is outside the uterus, it continues to respond to hormonal signals and produce chemicals that cause inflammation and pain.

During the course of the menstrual cycle, this endometrium-like tissue thickens and eventually bleeds. But unlike endometrial tissue in the uterus, which is able to drain through the vagina each month, blood from displaced tissue has nowhere to go. Instead, it pools near the affected organs and tissues, irritating and inflaming them. The result is pain, and sometimes the development of scar tissue that can form a web, fusing organs together. This may lead to pain with movement or sexual activity.

Myth 2: Endometriosis only affects the pelvic region. The most common locations for endometriosis growths to occur are within the pelvis, such as on the outer surface of the uterus, the bladder, and the fallopian tubes. But endometriosis may occur anywhere in the body. Rarely, endometrium-like tissue has been found in the lungs, for example.

Myth 3: Endometriosis is always painful. Not everyone with endometriosis experiences pain. It’s not uncommon for a woman to learn she has endometriosis only after she begins investigating why she is having difficulty getting pregnant. Endometriosis is the leading cause of infertility in the United States. Having the condition also increases the likelihood of miscarriage and other problems in pregnancy. However, the good news is that the vast majority of women with endometriosis are ultimately able to have a child.

Myth 4: Endometriosis can be prevented. There’s no clearly understood cause for endometriosis, so at this point there is no known way to prevent it. Certain steps to help lower oestrogen levels in the body can reduce your risk, according to the US Office of Women’s Health. Oestrogen can fuel the growth of endometriosis and magnify symptoms. You can reduce your oestrogen levels by choosing a lower-oestrogen birth control method, losing weight if you are overweight, and getting regular exercise.

Myth 5: Endometriosis always improves after menopause. Although endometriosis symptoms occur most often during menstruation, for some women they last well after monthly cycles end. Even after a woman goes through menopause, the ovaries continue to produce small amounts of estrogen. Endometriosis growths may continue to respond to the hormone, causing pain. So, while symptoms of endometriosis improve in many women, menopause doesn’t bring relief to all. Some women who have gone through menopause may opt for surgical procedures to remove endometriosis implants or adhesions, or even hysterectomy and oophorectomy (removing the ovaries). However, these procedures are not always successful in controlling pain. Hormonal therapies, too, appear to be less effective in women after menopause.
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FIVE MYTHS ABOUT ENDO:
Here is an article from Harvard Medical School
by Kelly Bilodeau, exec editor of Harvard Womens Health Watch.
5 myths — and the facts — about endometriosis:
Myth 1: The symptoms are just a heavy period. Women with endometriosis sometimes assume that their symptoms are a normal part of menstruation, and when they do seek help they are sometimes dismissed as overreacting to normal menstrual symptoms. But in fact, something much more serious is going on than period cramps. One theory is that the pain occurs because even when endometrium-like tissue is outside the uterus, it continues to respond to hormonal signals and produce chemicals that cause inflammation and pain.
During the course of the menstrual cycle, this endometrium-like tissue thickens and eventually bleeds. But unlike endometrial tissue in the uterus, which is able to drain through the vagina each month, blood from displaced tissue has nowhere to go. Instead, it pools near the affected organs and tissues, irritating and inflaming them. The result is pain, and sometimes the development of scar tissue that can form a web, fusing organs together. This may lead to pain with movement or sexual activity.
Myth 2: Endometriosis only affects the pelvic region. The most common locations for endometriosis growths to occur are within the pelvis, such as on the outer surface of the uterus, the bladder, and the fallopian tubes. But endometriosis may occur anywhere in the body. Rarely, endometrium-like tissue has been found in the lungs, for example.
Myth 3: Endometriosis is always painful. Not everyone with endometriosis experiences pain. It’s not uncommon for a woman to learn she has endometriosis only after she begins investigating why she is having difficulty getting pregnant. Endometriosis is the leading cause of infertility in the United States. Having the condition also increases the likelihood of miscarriage and other problems in pregnancy. However, the good news is that the vast majority of women with endometriosis are ultimately able to have a child.
Myth 4: Endometriosis can be prevented. There’s no clearly understood cause for endometriosis, so at this point there is no known way to prevent it. Certain steps to help lower oestrogen levels in the body can reduce your risk, according to the US Office of Women’s Health. Oestrogen can fuel the growth of endometriosis and magnify symptoms. You can reduce your oestrogen levels by choosing a lower-oestrogen birth control method, losing weight if you are overweight, and getting regular exercise.
Myth 5: Endometriosis always improves after menopause. Although endometriosis symptoms occur most often during menstruation, for some women they last well after monthly cycles end. Even after a woman goes through menopause, the ovaries continue to produce small amounts of estrogen. Endometriosis growths may continue to respond to the hormone, causing pain. So, while symptoms of endometriosis improve in many women, menopause doesn’t bring relief to all. Some women who have gone through menopause may opt for surgical procedures to remove endometriosis implants or adhesions, or even hysterectomy and oophorectomy (removing the ovaries). However, these procedures are not always successful in controlling pain. Hormonal therapies, too, appear to be less effective in women after menopause.

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Excellent, very important, indeed there are many myths and misconceptions around the disease. Well done on the post. Avivit Israel

March is the month when we all try to raise awareness of endometriosis.
Bridget Hustwaite, the host of Triple J's music program Good Nights, has written this super book: How To Endo -
about surviving and thriving with endo. She covers heaps of topics like sex and endo, endo myth busting and writes about her own painful journey before and after diagnosis. It's full of tips and strategies from Australian health professionals. We love this book and it's written with YOU in mind. It's on sale from today - published by Allen and Unwin.
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March is the month when we all try to raise awareness of endometriosis.
Bridget Hustwaite, the host of Triple Js music program Good Nights, has written this super book:  How To Endo - 
about surviving and thriving with endo.  She covers heaps of topics like sex and endo, endo myth busting and writes about her own painful journey before and after diagnosis.  Its full of tips and strategies from Australian health professionals.  We love this book and its written with YOU in mind.  Its on sale from today - published by Allen and Unwin.

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Sam Cornell

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please like and share to get the word out about this super book

Already ordered mine 👏

Shelley Keightley

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Bridget Hustwaite

Emma Traeger xx

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Rosie Creaser please find for me

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We know how painful endometriosis can be.
A new study focussing on medicinal cannabis has been announced by CA Clinics and you could be part of it.
You should be over 18 and living in Australia. Help contribute to the development of better treatment options for #endometriosis
Contact CA Clinics on 1300991477 or info@caclinics.com.au
#endometriosisawareness
#womenshealthcare
#endometriosisstudy
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We know how painful endometriosis can be.
A new study focussing on medicinal cannabis has been announced by CA Clinics and you could be part of it.
You should be over 18 and living in Australia. Help contribute to the development of better treatment options for #endometriosis 
Contact CA Clinics on 1300991477 or info@caclinics.com.au
#endometriosisawareness
#womenshealthcare
#endometriosisstudy

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Shelby Trigg

Sarah Parsons

Charlie Chang

Leanne Coles maybe something I could try

The 14th World Congress on Endometriosis
will be virtual 6-10 March. Why not register?
We will be attending as advocates. Here's a link to registration.
http://endometriosis.ca/world-congress/wce2021/#5
Syl and Lesley attended in 2017 - Syl presented a Poster on endo and advice to get pregnant.
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The 14th World Congress on Endometriosis
will be virtual 6-10 March.  Why not register?
We will be attending as advocates.  Heres a link to registration.
http://endometriosis.ca/world-congress/wce2021/#5 
Syl and Lesley attended in 2017 - Syl presented a Poster on endo and advice to get pregnant.
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