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EFHou hosts Endo What? screening

Michelle Iracheta

Thu Jan 31 2019 13:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

HOUSTON—Nearly 200 million people worldwide--or one out of every 10 women-- suffer from a debilitating chronic condition that many have never heard of. Endometriosis is under researched, poorly understood and has no cure. Endometriosis is as common as asthma, requires a medical diagnosis from a physician, but it takes an average of 10 years to be properly diagnosed. The symptoms of Endometriosis include:

Painful, debilitating cramps
Pain urination/bowel movements
Pelvic pain
Heavy Menstrual Periods/Bleeding between periods
Fatigue, Tiredness, and/or lack of energy
Possible infertility

The Endometriosis Foundation of Houston (EFHou) is hosting a free screening of the documentary Endo What? at Station Theater this Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3:30 p.m. Arrive early to receive complimentary refreshments from our sponsors, including popcorn provided by Jan Abante from the Reyna Realty Group.

The screening of Endo What? is presented by EFHou (pending 501(c)(3) status) whose mission is raise awareness of endometriosis. An estimated 200 million people world-wide and roughly 300,000 in the greater Houston area live with this chronic condition. “Despite its prevalence, women see an an average of eight doctors for 10 years before diagnosis,” according to the filmmakers.

EFHou believes that with more understanding of the condition, better treatments will help people find relief faster and become advocates for themselves.
The screening will be on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at the Station Theater, located at 1230 Houston Avenue, Houston, Texas 77007. Doors will open at 3:30 p.m., and the film will start at 4:00 p.m. The event will be free, but you are encouraged to donate $5 toward Endometriosis research.

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