Endometriosis can take a toll on the lives of women, especially through work and their daily lives. According to ABC News, women may only be able to find out if they have the chronic disease within 12 years.
Treating the disease with urgency
This Friday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has made 82 million available for research regarding endometriosis disease. With this coming in handy, the diagnosis for the disease will be made much quicker.
In his plea to help women, Scott Morrison has also made the public aware that his wife has the chronic disease as well. The new specialist facilities are in aid of 1 in 9 women who experience pain on a daily basis.
Part of this funding will go to the building of pelvic and endometriosis clinics to support women with this chronic disease. While things can be done to mitigate it, this disease is generally lifelong and has no cure.
With funds made available for research, there might be a breakthrough in the way Endometriosis is treated.
In a story relayed by ABC News, one woman lived with the disease for nearly 13 years before she was given a proper diagnosis. This extreme pain had affected her whole life and she had to quit her job as a result.
What is Endometriosis?
Endometriosis occurs when tissue similar to the lining of the uterus grows outside of the uterus. This causes pain, inflammation, fatigue, and sometimes infertility. As reported by The Guardian, the disease does not have a cure.
Right now, the Australian government is planning to build clinics in support of this unpleasant disease in every state. It presently takes at least 6 years to present a diagnosis.
Presently, much more people are aware of the disease than they would have been in the 1990s.