Endometriosis

Endometriosis Awareness Month is an international health observance that takes place every March. Endometriosis is a disorder of the female reproductive system; however the effects of this disease can touch everyone in the family, regardless of gender or age. It occurs when the internal endometrial tissue starts growing outside of the uterus, spreading into other portions of the pelvic area. This abnormal tissue growth can be painful, and can lead to other complications. Here are some things to know about endometriosis: It is one of the leading causes of infertility among women. It is a common condition, affecting approximately 5 million women in the United States and 1 in 10…