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British Ghanian Model, Nana Afua is Raising Awareness For Endometriosis

Top model, Nana Afua Antwi is campaigning for awareness on Endometriosis and how it affects women’s health. Endometriosis is a condition resulting from the appearance of endometrial tissue outside the uterus and causing pelvic pain, particularly associated with menstruation.

The east Londoner partnered with Endometriosis UK Organisation this year as an advocate to create awareness about the disease after she was diagnosed with it two years ago.

“The sad thing about endometriosis is how long it takes to get diagnosed and how destructive it can ruin your reproductive system,” she said. The disease affects 176 million women worldwide and about 1.5 million women affected in the UK.

“The aim of raising awareness to this issue will set as a catalyst for the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists RCOG to further research and take the condition more seriously,” she added.

“The disease has no cure and the only form of permanent treatment is surgery which has major consequences,” Antwi mentioned how the disease has altered her personal life and the huge support she received all round when she finally opened up about her journey on social media last month.

Antwi caught her break in modelling when she won Britain’s Top Model of Colour Cycle5 in 2010. The 33-year-old is a multi-award winning model and a philanthropist.

She organised a charity event to create more awareness in her local community at Highams Park on Mar 31 2018, to reach out to women and young girls to get diagnosed and seek further assistance on Endometriosis.

“The event was successful and educational, and highlighted the stages on Endometriosis and to give women confidence to get the right support from Endometriosis UK Organisation and the National Health Service (NHS),” said Antwi.

The model also stated that schools need to teach menstrual wellbeing and stop treating periods like ‘dirty secret’. She said: “Endometriosis affects young girls as well and it could take up to 7 to 13 years to be diagnosed. The symptoms are rare and it’s not just a menstrual pain.”

 

Source: voice-online.co.uk

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