Endometriosis needs to be treated by NHS as chronic condition, experts say

Endometriosis needs to be treated by NHS as chronic condition, experts say

Study finds condition is often not seen as continuum of symptoms and needs to be taken as seriously as diabetes

Endometriosis should be treated as a chronic condition by the NHS and taken as seriously as illnesses such as diabetes and bowel disease, experts have said.

A study looking at the quality of care provided to adult patients who had been diagnosed with endometriosis found that within healthcare, the condition is often treated as multiple isolated episodes of acute care, instead of being seen as a continuum of symptoms in the same way conditions such as diabetes are recognised.

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