Treatment for Endometriosis

Did you know that 1 in 10 women will suffer from endometriosis in their lifetime? 

Endometriosis is a disorder in which tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside the uterus. This issue can be found on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, or the intestines. The most common symptoms are menstrual irregularities and pain, which can be debilitating and often cause women to have to miss work or struggle to lead a normal life. 

The good news is that there are treatments available. Surgery and hormone therapy are well-regarded treatments for endometriosis, and these are covered under public health. The issue is waiting times, and we have heard many stories of women waiting years for treatment - including this woman who had to wait 4 years for a surgery to diagnose endometriosis. Her surgery was delayed multiple times thanks to Covid, and in the meantime she has been left dealing with debilitating pain. 

Thankfully endometriosis is covered by health insurance. If you take out your policy before a diagnosis, then you can start to receive treatment right away. If it’s a pre-existing condition, then some providers will offer cover after 3 years - still far quicker than public health. 

Endometriosis can affect women at any stage of life, and can start at any time. Most commonly it affects women between the ages of 25 and 35, however symptoms often worsen as women age. 

If you’d like to talk about taking out health insurance, or how to make a claim for endometriosis treatment, then please get in touch with Allanah Greer, our Insurance Advisor.