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Endometriosis Awareness Walk

In association with Apollo Hospitals, Endometriosis Society of India & ISOPARB

EndoMarch is an international event where awareness regarding endometriosis is done all over the world on 30th March. Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory disease which affects one in ten women which results in pain heavy menstrual bleeding and infertility. This disease can start from an early age in adolescent girls and can trouble her all through her life. The awareness is required as there is no simple way to diagnose the problem. The usual delay in diagnosis is about 5 to 7 years from the onset of symptoms and this is because there is no sure shot blood test that can confirm that one is suffering from endometriosis. The gold standard method to diagnose endometriosis is laparoscopy which is an invasive surgical procedure and difficult to do just to make a diagnosis. So awareness both in public as well as doctors is important to keep this disease in mind women present with severe pain during periods. It is okay to have a little bit of pain but when this pain becomes intractable interfering with day-to-day life then a gynaecologist opinion must be sought to rule and endometriosis. It is important to diagnose endometriosis early in life because long-term medical and intermittent surgical therapy can give the best outcome in terms of pain management and fertility outcome. Apollo hospitals in association with ISOPARB and a Endometriosis Society of India has joined hands with this worldwide movement called EndoMarch to create Awareness about this disease to one and all.

This year the march is starting from Park Hyatt Banjara Hills at 6:30 AM p.m. since this being the venue for  35th National ISOPARB conference.

Mrs Sangita Reddy joint managing director Apolo group of hospitals and Mrs Swati Lakra IGP Law and Order and i/c. Women Safety(inclduing SHE Teams and Bharosa)  will flag off the march along with media interaction.