Society of Endometriosis and Uterine Disorders (SEUD) is a scientific society founded in 2015. It aims to improve disease management and reduce the impact on women's lives through focused debate on disease awareness, pathogenesis, risk factors, diagnosis and medical treatments.
Through this collaboration, Flo and SEUD will support global and local campaigns to raise awareness about endometriosis, a condition that affects about 176 million women all around the globe.
“The mission od SEUD is to combine basic and clinical science to study endometriosis”, Prof. Felice Petraglia, founder and President of SEUD said. “It is a complex gynecological disease whose causes, diagnostic criteria and therapeutical approaches underwent to incredible progress in the last 10 years. The partnership with FLO will facilitate the awareness of patients”.
“SEUD is also focusing the attention on the systemic comorbidities associated with endometriosis”, Prof. Charles Chapron founder and Past-President of SEUD. “Autoimmune disorders, gastrointestinal and urinary symptoms, neuropsychiatric conditions are often associated in endometriosis patients, making more complex the clinical management. The occurrence of other uterine disorders (adenomyosis, uterine fibroids, abnormal uterine bleeding) is also described in women with endometriosis”.
“Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women of reproductive age worldwide”, Katerina Shkodzik, medical advisor at Flo Health said. “With such common symptoms of endometriosis as painful periods, permanent pelvic pain, painful sex, and difficulty getting pregnant this condition significantly affects women’s well-being. We believe that together with SEUD we will form a powerful force to increase the awareness about this condition and bring a full understanding of the issue to encourage women to find treatment to manage it more effectively and prevent it from getting worse”.
A special multimedia course “Endometriosis Explained” will appear in Flo in few weeks to support Endometriosis Global Awareness Month. Dr. Silvia Vannuccini, Department of Maternal and Child Health, Careggi University Hospital, University of Florence (Italy), a member of SEUD, is the main speaker for this course.
This course will be available for free for all Flo users.