March being the Endometriosis Awareness month, Aga Khan University Hospital will on Saturday 30th, 2019 host a free Endometriosis Awareness open day from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Aga Khan University Hospital Nairobi.
The theme of the Open Day Awareness is Understanding Endometriosis from Adolescent to Menopause.
Aga Khan plans to shed light on the killer disease and educate women on the need to speak up about the symptoms and impacts of those symptoms on their everyday life.
According to Dr. Meshach Asimba, a Gynaecologist and Obstetrician, endometriosis is a disorder that affects women in the reproductive age. It occurs when the special lining in the uterus called the endometrium gets deposited in other areas of the body apart from the inner uterine wall. This lining can be deposited in the fallopian tubes, ovaries, urethra or rectum but is most commonly deposited at the peritoneum – a special lining in the abdomen.
The most common symptoms associated with endometriosis include painful periods, pelvic pain in between periods and pain during sex.
The hospital has invited women of all ages to come and interact with their fertility specialist and gynaecologists who will answer questions regarding the disease.
We have also compiled a series of short videos from trusted health practitioners, endometriosis survivors and activists to share their nuggets and experience on matters endometriosis.
Please find below the links and more information on our YouTube Channel.