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Endometriosis Awareness Month

This month is Endometriosis Awareness Month and The Horny Stoner would like to bring attention to this disorder for all of our Budsluts. We take pride in educating our community on sexual health and well-being and want this to be a safe space for everyone no matter what they are going through.
 
Endometriosis (en-doe-me-tree-O-sis) is “an often painful disorder in which tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus. During the menstrual cycle, the tissue lining your pelvis breaks down and bleeds. When suffering from endometriosis, the tissue has no way to exit your body, thus becoming trapped. This leads to cysts forming and surrounding tissue can become irritated, creating scar tissues and adhesions.” ( mayoclinic.org). Endometriosis can lead to fertility problems and even ovarian cancer, making it a disorder difficult to live with. It is estimated that roughly 2 to 10 percent of women in America are affected with this disorder between the ages of 25 and 40.
Symptoms to look out for include, constipation, painful intercourse, pain during bowel movements, painful periods, and excessive bleeding. Once diagnosed with Endometriosis, it can be difficult to control, which is why seeing a doctor when you first suspect symptoms is the best method to getting an early diagnosis and seeking treatment sooner rather than later.
When it comes to prevention, there is no total way to prevent Endometriosis, but doctors do recommend reducing estrogen levels with the hormonal birth control method. Nevertheless, many studies have seen exercise and limiting caffeine as small ways to decrease your chances. However, before doing any drastic lifestyle changes it is important to always talk to your doctor or at best a free health clinic. 
We hope this blog post gave you some insight into what endometriosis is and the methods of prevention and the importance of treatment. During this month, the color yellow and in particular and yellow ribbon represent endometriosis awareness month. Take this month to talk to your doctor and get involved in your community to help bring awareness to others. 
Disclaimer: This article is purely to bring attention to endometriosis. This article is NOT to be taken as medical advice and we strongly encourage you to speak to your primary physician regarding any concerns you have about your personal health and well-being. At the end of this article are links to credible sources that give more in-depth information regarding endometriosis. -The Horny Stoner Team
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