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National Women's and Endometriosis Month
It's also National Women's Month and Endometriosis is a common problem affecting around 176 million women in the world.
Did you know?
Endometriosis is a common health problem for women.
Researchers think that at least 11% of women, or more than 6 ½ million women in the United States, have endometriosis.
Nearly 1 in every 10 women has endometriosis.
Endometriosis can happen in any girl or woman who has menstrual periods, but it is more common in women in their 30s and 40s.
What's Endometriosis Simply, it's like when the tissue similar to the inner lining of the uterus (endometrium) is found outside of its normal location. It isn't enough to stay in the uterus! I shall go everywhere. Sounds intense, doesn't it?
What happens in Endometriosis?
The tissue that’s similar to your endometrial layer is scattered in other places outside the uterus such as ovaries, fallopian tubes, or the abdominal wall.
When the time comes and your uterus contracts: "Hello! It's me, your period!" This results in inflammation as the tissue outside of the uterus responds to monthly changes in your menstrual cycle.