Category: Endometriosis

Endometriosis and Food

An all too common diagnosis, endometriosis is diagnosed in at least one in 10 American women, and girls. Thirty to 40 percent of those diagnosed, and many others who are not diagnosed but who have the disease, will experience problems with infertility.

Endometriosis occurs when the endometrial tissue lining the inside of the uterus finds its way outside, and into other organs...

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Acupuncture and Pain Relief for Endometriosis

By Drs. Jennifer Chen, Yalda Afshar and Carolyn Alexander

Endometriosis was first described in the mid-19th century. It is a benign gynecological condition where endometrial glands and stroma grow outside of the uterus. It is a disease dependent on hormones, thus manifesting mostly in reproductive-age women.

Estrogen’s role in endometriosis is well-established. It is known that women w...

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Can your sunscreen cause endometriosis?

Just in time for summer, a report links a widely-used and highly-effective sunscreen ingredient to an increased risk for women of being diagnosed with endometriosis, a leading cause of infertility. The ingredient, benzophenone or BP, is a UV-filter commonly found in a wide variety of popular sunscreens, spanning all price points and SPF levels from 15 up.

The study, led by...

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