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Zainab Balogun Opens Up About Her Struggle With Endometriosis

Nollywood actress Zainab Balogun has opened up about her battle with endometriosis.

Zainab Balogun Opens Up About Her Struggle With Endometriosis
Zainab Balogun

In a lengthy post on her Instagram page on Thursday, 3 March the actress shared that the condition caused her “vicious pain” for more than 20 years.

Zainab Balogun revealed that she began to lose her hair as a result of treatment.

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.”

“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.”

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“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!”

Explaining the ailment, Zainab Balogun said, “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 the tissue lining the uterus grows outside of it. Endo lesions can form everywhere from the lungs, intestines, ovaries, Fallopian tubes and more.”

The “God Calling” actress advised women to seek medical help and not dismiss any pain and discomfort as normal.

“There is no cure for Endometriosis but medical intervention allows women to live somewhat of a normal life by managing symptoms.

So this post is about encouraging women to seek answers for the little and big pains they feel. Is it a missed period, fibroids, heavy cycles, naval bleeding, hormone imbalance, fertility issues. Whatever it is, you can’t be afraid to pursue it for a healthier life. Don’t dismiss your pain ladies and get a Gynaecologist that cares”.

This will not be the first time, Zainab Balogun will be opening up about a health challenge. Early January last year, she talked about coming out of isolation after having been declared Covid-19 free.

She took to her youtube channel to recount her experience with the novel coronavirus on her vlog.

 

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