Julia Argyrou has spent years suffering from severe pain and other debilitating symptoms associated with endometriosis. Partnering with Epworth HealthCare to establish The Julia Argyrou Endometriosis Centre at Epworth, Julia hopes the centre will help other sufferers to access better diagnosis and treatment options, and ultimately find a cure for this prevalent disease.
The Julia Argyrou Endometriosis Centre at Epworth wants to change the narrative around period pain and endometriosis. The goal of the centre is to achieve better health outcomes for people with endometriosis, through advancements in non-invasive diagnosis, clinical care and research.
The centre puts 100% of the funding it receives into research, clinical care and improving patient experience.
“Our goal is to help patients get the care they need in a timely way, to reduce the chances of secondary complications related to chronic pain and infertility, which can occur from being undiagnosed.”
Dr. Kate Tyson, Director
Endometriosis affects roughly 10% (190 million) of reproductive age women and girls globally
It is estimated that at least 1 in 9* Australian women are affected
Common symptoms include severe or persistent pain that is usually – but not always – associated with periods, infertility, fatigue and heavy periods
The disease is often progressive, which means symptoms are likely to worsen if you don’t seek treatment. As a result, endometriosis can prevent you from participating in everyday activities
The average delay between the onset of symptoms and diagnosis is seven years. As a result, endometriosis is usually advanced in these patients, making managing the condition much harder