Beloved Dr. Younan Nowzaradan, also known as, Dr. Now, from TLC’s My 600-Lb Life is using his Instagram to raise awareness for a condition that affects 1 in 10 women. And not only is March Women’s History Month, but it is Endometriosis Awareness Month. Read on to find out more about what Dr. Now has to say about endometriosis.
My 600-Lb. life Dr. Now uses his Instagram to raise awareness about Endometriosis
My 600-Lb Life doctor, Dr. Now, takes to Instagram to educate his followers about endometriosis. Endometriosis is called “endo” for short according to Everyday Health. In a lengthy caption, he explains some facts about the condition. First off, in his caption, he defines what Endometriosis is. “Endometriosis is a disease that affects many women where tissue similar to the uterine lining is found in other areas of the body.” Notably, having this lining in other places causes a list of uncomfortable symptoms. Consequently, some bothersome symptoms include painful periods, pain during intimacy, irregular bleeding, digestive problems, and infertility reports the Mayo Clinic.
Not only does endo affect 1 in 10 women, “now [it] is listed as one of the top 20 most painful diseases,” writes Dr. Now. And sadly, “women go misdiagnosed or undiagnosed for years.” For example, studies show that doctors are quick to “fix” the problem by offering a hysterectomy as the only way to escape from endo pain.
One of the reasons, Dr. Now may share about this problem is the impact it has on his job. My 600-Lb Life fans love that Dr. Now helps is patients lose weight. One of the many reasons women struggle to lose weight could be endometriosis. So it seems that he may have a familiarity with this disease. He probably encounters it a lot when he’s helping patients.
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The beloved doctor gives a list of problems and hopeful solutions
In his Instagram post, Dr. Now shines a light on why endo is frequently is undiagnosis/misdiagnosis. “The undiagnosis can be primarily because research, treatment and support has been vastly underfunded,” explains the no-nonsense doctor. Luckily, he shares that there is progress. “Recently there have been studies being conducted to help identify ways to (sic) diagnose, manage and develop treatment plans for the disease,” shares the My 600-Lb Life doctor.
If you or a loved one is suffering from endometriosis, there are resources available to help. The Endometriosis Association commits to raising awareness and helping those in need. Additionally, Endometriosis Awareness Month is every March. During this time there are activities, education, fundraising, and marches for this cause. But COVID-19 alters activities this year. A list of virtual EndoFound activities is here.
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