Femcair, an Ireland-based healthcare company, has launched an online platform aimed at facilitating the diagnosis and treatment of endometriosis worldwide.
Although it affects as many people (women) worldwide as asthma, funding for endometriosis is relatively minimal at just $ 26 million per year, while asthma, for example, generates annual funding. of $ 56 billion.
Founders, Senior Specialist Dr Amy Rigby and medical scientist Lily Mazurkiewicz believe the funding and awareness issues for endometriosis are symptomatic of a larger issue surrounding the prioritization of women’s health around the world.
“The state of women’s health care and research into medical conditions affecting women around the world is just not good enough. For example, there is five times more research on erectile dysfunction, which affects 19% of men, than on PMS, which affects 90% of women. Society needs to change this story and that’s why we created Femcair, to revolutionize the state of women’s health care, starting with the most chronically neglected disease, endometriosis, ”said Dr Rigby.
Endometriosis is a chronic, debilitating disease that often affects the normal daily activities of people with the disease.
According to the Irish Endometriosis Association, there is an average delay in diagnosis of the disease of nine years.
This may be due to a lack of research and awareness among health professionals in general. “Although there is currently no cure, symptoms can be dramatically improved with related health interventions such as diet and nutritional support, physical therapy and menstrual coaching. We believe that all patients with endometriosis should have easy access to these services, and we remove barriers to treatment by offering virtual services at a very low cost to the patient.
“Our goal is to make life easier for patients with endometriosis – without the confusion, long wait times and high prices of typical private treatments,” concludes Dr Rigby.
Registration is free on Femcair.com, where patients can immediately access Femcair symptom monitoring and their handpicked team of healthcare professionals, all specialists in the treatment and management of endometriosis.