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Endometriosis is a complex and often misunderstood medical condition that affects millions of women worldwide.

Despite its prevalence, there is a significant lack of awareness surrounding this disorder, leading to delayed diagnosis and treatment.

In this blog post, we aim to shed light on endometriosis, exploring its definition, symptoms, diagnosis, and the impact it can have on the lives of those affected.

Defining Endometriosis:

Endometriosis is a chronic condition where tissue similar to the lining of the uterus, called endometrium, grows outside the uterus.

This tissue can be found on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and other pelvic organs, causing inflammation, pain, and the formation of adhesions.

The exact cause of endometriosis is not fully understood, but genetic, hormonal, and immunological factors may contribute to its development.

As someone who lives with this difficult condition the effect on my daily life can go from manageable pain to, especially around my period, not being able to stand. 

Research suggests that it costs the UK economy £8.3bn a year in treatment, loss of work and healthcare costs.

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So how can Pilates help you if you have endometriosis?

One of the things I find really helps my symptoms is exercise, so I wanted to share with you this little Pilates routine you can do to try and relieve some of your discomfort.