Endometriosis Month: Bindy Irwin Shares Personal Struggle - Salt 106.5

Endometriosis Month: Bindy Irwin Shares Personal Struggle

There are over 830,000 endometriosis patients in Australia. Yet women still wait an average 6.5 years for a diagnosis.

Listen: Magnolia Health Amassador, Tam Wrigley joins Salt 106.5 Steve D to shine an light on Endometriosis

By Natalie BennettFriday 10 Mar 2023The Long Lunch with SteveHealth and WellbeingReading Time: 2 minutes

1 in 9 women are affected impacted by Endometriosis, and on average it can take 6.5 years for these women to get a diagnosis. Bindy Irwin took to social media to bravely share her struggle and shine a light on this private pain for many women. 

Endometriosis is a common disease where tissue similar to the lining of the womb grows outside it in other parts of the body. Endometriosis Australia reports that more than 830,000 (more than 11%) of Australian women and girls suffer from endometriosis at some point in their life with the disease often starting in teenagers.


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Symptoms are variable and this may contribute to the 6.5 year delay in diagnosis. Common symptoms include pelvic pain that puts life on hold around or during a person’s period. It can impact fertility for some but not for all.

Whilst endometriosis most often affects the reproductive organs it is frequently found in the bowel and bladder and has been found in muscle, joints, the lungs and the brain.

Salt 106.5’s Steve D spoke with Magnolia Health Ambassador, Tam Wrigley to shine a light on Endometriosis, letting women on the Sunshien Coast know about the support available.

Listen to full interview in the player above. 

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Magnolia Health provides support to Sunshine Coast locals affected by Endometriosis, Adenomyosis, Pelvic Pain and painful periods. They are a caring community and provide tools and empowerment to help those impacted live life well! They believe that every woman deserves to be heard, understood and nurtured.