$4.7 million on Endometriosis?…What’s that? 🤔 Well let me explain.
Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 Australian women and it is when the cells similar to those in the womb grow in other parts of the body. This can lead to a number of debilitating symptoms such as pelvic pain, painful irregular periods, bowel problems, exhaustion and mental health problems just to name a few.
And here’s the great news! 👏🎉 A National Action Plan for Endometriosis has just been launched in Australia. The government will be putting $4.7 million towards researching better treatment, raising more awareness and understanding over the next 5 years.
The National Action Plan will come as a great relief to a lot of women as Endometriosis is currently under-diagnosed and it will allow patients to access better diagnosis and treatment pathways.
I’m looking forward to being part of this movement.
If you have any questions or are concerned about these symptoms please pop by and see me in clinic.
It is estimated that in Australia there will be over 1000 new cases of Ovarian cancer in 2018. Ovarian cancer happens when the cells in one or both of the ovaries become abnormal and change into cancer.
The symptoms of Ovarian cancer can overlap with other less serious health problems. But there are four types of symptoms that occur most frequently: - abdominal or pelvic pain
- persistent bloating
- needing to urinate frequently
- feeling full after eating small amounts
Other symptoms to be aware of are:
- change in bowel habit
- unexplained weight gain or weightloss
- irregular bleeding
- back pain
- pain during intercourse.
Treatment is best managed by a gynaecologist and may include chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
If you are concerned or have any of the above symptoms, come and see me in clinic today for a check up.
Do you suffer from Chronic Pain? You are not alone, an estimated 20% of Australian adults report chronic pain (persistent pain over 3 months). Help is at hand. Pain management is best achieved with a collaboration of multiple disciplines, ranging from the GP to physiotherapists, pain specialists and many others.