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Endometriosis Action Month: Shedding Light on a Silent Battle

Published: 01/03/2024

We’re here to shed light on an often misunderstood condition that affects millions of people worldwide. As a service which specialises in the care of women with chronic pain conditions that haven’t responded to first line therapies, we’ve seen an almost 2000% rise in endometriosis patients over the last 24 months at Curaleaf Clinic. Endometriosis deserves attention all year long, but in March we add our voice to the millions of others on a mission to raise awareness, provide support, and empower those affected by endometriosis.

What is Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a medical condition in which the tissue that lines the uterus (endometrium) grows outside the uterus. This commonly affects the pelvis. This can result in severe pain, reduced fertility, and a range of other potential symptoms.

The Prevalence of Endometriosis

Endometriosis affects an estimated 1 in 10 women of reproductive age worldwide. Despite its prevalence, it often goes undiagnosed or misdiagnosed, leading to years of suffering in silence. By increasing awareness, we can help people recognise the symptoms and seek timely medical intervention.

Common Symptoms and Challenges of Endometriosis

The symptoms of endometriosis can vary from person to person, but the most common signs include:

Pelvic Pain

People with endometriosis often experience intense pain before and during menstruation, which may extend to the lower back and legs.

Painful Intercourse

Sexual intimacy may become painful due to the presence of endometrial tissue outside the uterus. This pain is commonly felt as a deep internal pain, but other types of pain may also be present.


Endometriosis can significantly impact fertility, making it difficult for some partners to conceive.

Fatigue & Emotional Distress

Chronic pain and associated challenges can contribute to fatigue, anxiety, and depression.

Find Out More

For more information on symptoms and seeking a diagnosis, our endometriosis page has lots of helpful tips and guides.

Seeking Relief: Traditional and Alternative Approaches

While there is currently no cure for endometriosis, various treatment approaches exist to manage symptoms and improve quality of life. Traditional treatment options may include:

Pain Medication

Over-the-counter pain relievers or prescription medication may help manage pain during menstruation.

Hormonal Therapy

Contraceptive pills, hormone patches, or other hormone-based treatments can regulate the menstrual cycle and alleviate symptoms.


In more severe cases, laparoscopic surgery may be necessary to remove endometrial tissue. Surgery is also used in the diagnosis of endometriosis.

For individuals with endometriosis who have failed to find sufficient relief from licensed medications, or these are otherwise unsuitable due to side effects, cannabis-based medicines may be considered.

Our Commitment to Endometriosis Action & Awareness

We understand the importance of providing holistic solutions. We are committed to supporting endometriosis action and awareness by helping those affected who have yet to find an effective solution for their symptoms. Our expertise is in providing specialist care with cannabis-based medications for eligible patients.

Complete our short eligibility form to see if it would be appropriate for you to see one of our specialists to understand if medical cannabis are is appropriate for you.

Whether you’re seeking traditional treatments or exploring alternative options, our knowledgeable team is here to provide guidance and support every step of the way. Together, lets raise awareness, promote understanding, and empower people living with

Chronic Pain in Women

Women are more likely than men to experience chronic pain but it doesn’t define their strength and resilience. At Curaleaf Clinic we are committed to addressing the gender pain gap through advocacy, education, and research. During Endometriosis Awareness Month we will be shining a spotlight on some of this work we do all year round on our website and social media channels.

Dr Wendy Holden on Endometriosis for Curaleaf Clinic Instagram Live

How you can get Involved

If you would like to join the cause and support endometriosis awareness, consider:

1. Educating yourself and others about the condition.
2. Sharing your personal experiences with endometriosis to raise awareness.
3. Participating in local awareness events or fundraisers.
4. Donating to organisations dedicated to endometriosis research and support, such as Endometriosis UK and the Endometriosis Foundation.

Together, we can make a difference.

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