Supporting Someone With Endometriosis

You may have a friend or family member that is living with endometriosis and want to know how you can best support them.

Living with a long-term, chronic condition like endometriosis can be incredibly challenging. We spoke to Amy who shares some of her top tips for supporting someone with endometriosis.

1. Ask how you can help

Everyone with endometriosis has different experiences, so it’s important to know what you can do to best support them.

2. Learn about endometriosis

Although it is common, many people don’t know much about endometriosis, so it’s good to have someone who understands what you’re going through.

On average it takes eight years to get a diagnosis for endometriosis.

3. Involve us when making plans

People with endometriosis often have things which can trigger or worsen their symptoms such as certain foods, drinks or travel, so it’s good to know what to expect.

4. Listen

It’s always good to have someone there to listen to what you’re going through. You don’t need to have solutions or suggestions, just letting that person express how they’re feeling is helpful. 

Find out more

If you’re feeling inspired after reading Amy’s top tips you can find out more about endometriosis by looking at the following:

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