Anton Du Beke: ‘Nothing can be done about it’ – Star about support for a woman with a ‘perverse’ condition

Sharing their experience of the common condition from the perspective of both patient and supporter, the couple has been praised for their openness and continue to support others going through a similar experience.

Endometriosis UK, a charitable organization, explains that the condition occurs when cells, similar to those found in the lining of the womb, are found elsewhere in the body. Each month, these cells react in the same way to those in the uterus, building and breaking down again and bleeding. However, unlike the cells in the uterus that can leave the body when a person has a menstrual period, this blood cannot escape.

This causes inflammation, pain and the formation of scar tissue. Other possible symptoms of endometriosis include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Fatigue/lack of energy
  • Depression/isolation
  • Problems with a couple’s sex life/relationships
  • An inability to conceive
  • Difficulty meeting work and social obligations.

Because of the condition that shares symptoms with other conditions, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), individuals are often misdiagnosed. Despite this, it is still important for individuals experiencing any of the above symptoms to seek medical advice where they can undergo further testing.

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