Factual Pursuit of Truth for Progress
Nollywood actress, Zainab Balogun, has opened up on an illness, Endometriosis, she has suffered with for 20 years.
Balogun took to her Instagram page to share her story.
According to her, she had stage 4 Endometriosis and she was losing her hair which she loves so much.
Balogun also shed more light into the illness, explaining how it affects female reproduction.
She wrote, “This time last year, I was reminded that it was Endometriosis Awareness month. After a year I wasn’t ready to share. Stage 4 Endometriosis, they said.
“I took this picture just after I noticed I was losing my hair as a result of treatment. It took a lot not to burst into tears because I love my hair! To see batches of it in my hands stung. It still does but we’re gonna get it back.
“I was really happy to finally have an accurate diagnosis because it meant I finally knew the root of twenty something years of excruciating pain.
“I liken the pain to someone taking a barbed wire to your insides and twisting it continuously for days on end. It’s not mere period cramps, aches or discomfort. It’s a vicious pain!
“Endometriosis affects one in 10 women. It’s an unseen chronic condition that is often misdiagnosed. It doesn’t get enough attention or research.
“Endometriosis is when tissue lining the uterus grows outside of it. Endo lesions can form everywhere from the lungs, intestines, ovaries, Fallopian tubes and more.”