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Emily Seebohm's Battle with Endometriosis


Emily Seebohm is an Aussie backstroke swimming Olympic, Commonwealth Games and World Champion, with many medals to her name. Her career is incredibly impressive and what makes it even more so, is that she is suffering from Endometriosis.

While Emily was training as an elite athlete ahead of the Olympics, she was having to have iron infusions and suffering from debilitating pain. It was just assumed that it was Emily's rigorous training that was taking it's toll on her body until finally a doctor suggested she may have Endometriosis.

As with most Endo sufferers, it took almost a decade for Emily to be diagnosed which is one reason she has become an ambassador for Endometriosis Awareness. 

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month and the main aim is to get people talking about it. The more we talk about it, the more we can work towards getting funding for research and better understanding the causes and treatment options.

The Power Pack's Kristel and Damon caught up with Emily to find out more about her health journey...

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We wish Emily all the best as she heads to the Commonwealth Games in Queensland, from April 4

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