Klara Landrat is an American-Israeli actress of Polish origin, producer, writer known for her talent world wide. She is starring in the Irish TV series – “Gods & Fighting Men” due for release in 2021.
Her philanthropic work extends to India where she is actively participating in stopping abuse of women through various projects most recently in: ” Stop Women Abuse” featured in the Times magazine in India.
She had been diagnosed with endometriosis, a painful disorder while in college but has bravely through lifestyle modification has won over the battle.
She answers questions related to her journey with endometriosis raised by Namita Nayyar, President, Women Fitness
Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that lines the inside of your uterus grows outside the uterus but continues to act as it normally would. When did you first learn (age) that you were challenged with this health issue?
I first noticed when I was in college, but at that time the cyst would disappear on its own. That was about 8 years ago.
Early and late symptoms that bothered you and affected your work routine?
I the early stages of endometriosis I noticed the unbearably painful menstruation cycles. It was so agonizing that I had to stay in bed for 2 days and could hardly sit up not to mention walking. i spent those days in horizontal position in bed. I was pretty much immobilized. Since I didn’t at first know the source of pain I ended up in the emergency room few times at the Cedar’s Sinai hospital in LA and that confirmed utterly that it was indeed endometriosis.
The saddest part of it all the painkillers wouldn’t work so I had to endure all of it. Luckily since I’m an actress and producer I can work around my schedule and when I’m on set I would do it only in between my periods. Now I don’t have pain which really makes a tremendous difference. I think there should be some kind of governmental active support for working women because this is truly a handicapped situation we have to endure as women and not every one of us has the luxury of working from home or making our own schedule.
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