WHO WE ARE
The EndoSurvivors International Foundation strives to raise awareness about endometriosis in Nigeria through education, advocacy and research. Engaged in a radical campaign to educate both the medical community and public
The cause of endometriosis is presently unknown. However, genetics, lifestyle and environmental factors are suspected to play a role in disease aetiology.
Severe menstrual pain (dysmennorhea), painful sex (dyspareunia), infertility, fatigue, chronic pelvic pain, back pain, irritable bowels, umbilical bleeding and heavy menstrual bleeding are some of the common symptoms. Others include painful urination (dysuria), painful defaecation (dyschezia) and lethargy.
Pain management (use of pain killers), hormonal management (use of contraceptives), mirena coil, GnRH analogues and excision surgery.
Endometriosis is not simply a woman’s problem, but a disease that affects the entire family.
Patients are often sidetracked by the wrong diagnosis of a chronic nature, resulting in them going through unnecessary treatments and multiple surgeries. Educating both the public and the medical community leads to early diagnosis and early intervention
How Can You Help?
There are a couple of ways to join in our cause. Three common ways are outlined below, but if you have any other ways you feel you can contribute, please contact us
The ENPOWR™ (ENdometriosis: Promoting Outreach and Wide Recognition) Project is a school and community based endometriosis education program, the first and only one of its kind in Nigeria.