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New treatment for endometriosis on the horizon

Let’s face it: managing your period is a hassle. There’s the cramping, the bloating, the bleeding, and the feeling a little cranky. Not to mention the need to remember to have tampons and ibuprofen on hand. There may also be the bad timing of a special occasion or a tropical vacation that complicates things further. But as aggravating as all this may be, for most women it’s just that: an aggravation, a nuisance that’s pretty easily dealt with. But for about one in 10 women, their period, the week leading up to their period, and in some cases their entire month can be filled with severe cramps and pelvic pain that significantly affect their quality of life. A normal menstrual period for these women brings very painful cramps, chronic pelvic pain, and painful sex. If you are one of the women who experiences these monthly symptoms, there is a good chance you suffer from endometriosis. Here’s what endometriosis is The lining of your uterus (the endometrium) builds up and sheds during your monthly menstrual cycle in response to your changing hormone levels. Endometriosis occurs when this tissue is found outside the uterus, typically on other structures in your pelvis including your ovaries. Although this endometrial tissue is in the wrong place, it acts exactly as if it were in the uterus where it belongs. So it, too, responds to changes in hormones. It builds up and then sheds and bleeds. This causes inflammation and sometimes scarring of the lining ...
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