I am a huge fan of Podcasts and clearly, I am not alone as Podcasts have quickly become a cultural staple. Between 2013 and 2018, the percent of Americans over age 12 who had ever listened to a podcast jumped from 27% to 44%, according to the Pew Research Center. On average, podcast subscribers listen to 6 podcasts during the course of a week. This average is skewed somewhat, however, by devout podcast listeners. 51% of weekly podcast listeners consume 1-3 podcasts per week, but 12% listen to 11 or more podcasts! I would classify myself as a devout podcast listener. These voices provide me with information on news and politics, inspiration, pop culture and investigative journalism.
Over the past decade, podcasts have become so diverse mainly because the low-cost start-up efforts allow people from all over the world and from all different backgrounds to share their stories. And this includes stories from people living with chronic conditions and invisible illnesses. Each month, I will curate an up-to-date list of health podcasts, perfect for your daily listening. This month I am highlighting the top 5 Endometriosis Podcasts. Each podcaster is unique, they are experts and people with first-hand knowledge of Endometriosis. They cover a variety of interesting and engaging topics.
‘Endo’, as it’s colloquially coined, is a condition where the endometrial tissue that makes up the uterine lining (the lining of the womb) grows outside the uterus. Endometriosis is usually found in the lower abdomen, or pelvis, but can appear anywhere in the body. Women with endometriosis often have lower abdominal pain, pain with periods, or pain with sexual intercourse, and may report having a hard time getting pregnant. On the other hand, some women with endometriosis may not have any symptoms at all.
About Podcast: From surgery to natural therapies, This EndoLife brings you guests who are challenging chronic illnesses and mental health issues in their own unique ways and are changing lives with their inspiring work.
About the Podcast: The Cycle is a podcast about Endometriosis stories from patients as well as helpful information about the disease and ways to cope with it. Their goal is to share endo stories from people all over the world to empower those who are suffering.
About the Podcast: The host takes you on her journey with endometriosis over the past 15 years including getting officially diagnosed. She talks about endometriosis-symptoms, surgery, medications, natural methods, products, eating habits and all the things she is doing to try to have less pain and symptoms.
About the Podcast: Feel supported, get inspired, be understood. Trying to figure out how to get through the challenges of endometriosis? The host started the podcast In Sixteen Years of Endometriosis to talk about how she is learning to live with Endometriosis. Laugh, cry, and shout with her about all things endometriosis.
About the Podcast: The host takes you on her journey with endometriosis. In the hopes it will help spread awareness and support others who may be suffering. Know that you are not alone!
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