It’s possibly the most common condition suffered by women that we hear the least about. And the symptoms are seldom mild. Heavy bleeding. Terrible cramps and pain. Fatigue. Migraines. These are just some of the symptoms experienced by women living with endometriosis. Endometriosis – often shortened to “endo” – is caused when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows in other parts of the body such as the ovaries, the lining of the abdomen and outside the uterus. In the first comprehensive national report of its kind , the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) found that one in nine women born between 1973 and 1978 had endometriosis by the ages of 40-44. For a younger group, born between 1989 and 1995, one in 15 were diagnosed with the chronic condition by 29. The disease cost the economy an estimated $7.4 billion in 2017 to 2018, […]