Endometriosis, what is it?
Endometriosis is a disease Chronic and complex infections of women of childbearing age. It affects the female reproductive system and is explained by the development of the endometrium (endometrium) outside the uterus, colonizing other organs.
Symptoms vary by condition : Most often pain during menstruation or sexual intercourse. Outside of the menstrual cycle, endometriosis can also result in daily pain, which generally appears in adolescence and increases in severity over time, hence the need to diagnose endometriosis as early as possible.
National Endometriosis Strategy: Helping women move forward on their normal lives
If the symptoms are different, they have one thing in common: It leads to a significant deterioration in the quality of life of the women who suffer from it. By affecting the physical, mental, and social well-being of affected women, endometriosis impairs their development at school or at work. It is a source of stress and blocks in the stomach and forced absence. At the end of the continuum, endometriosis can lead to loss of function and, in intimate life, cessation or avoidance of sexual intercourse, and deterioration of the sexual and mental health of those affected and their partners.
That is why there is a national strategy against endometriosis Ministry of Solidarity and Health.
This national strategy constitutes three priorities:
- Axis 1: Putting France at the forefront of research and innovation in the field of endometriosis
- Axis 2: Ensuring rapid diagnosis and access to quality care throughout the region
- Axis 3: Communicating, training and informing the community as a whole about endometriosis
Endobreizh, Breton Network for the treatment of endometriosis
Diagnosing endometriosis is complicated because the disease takes many different forms. This often involves a late diagnosis and a difficult course of care. If in doubt, consulting a health professional (general practitioner, gynecologist or midwife) is the essential first step.
To combat misdiagnosis and to develop optimal management of pain and fertility in Britton women suffering from endometriosis, Endobreizh . network Boy.
Commissioned by ARS Bretagne, it also aims to identify and gather all professionals involved in the diagnosis and management of endometriosis.