Endometriosis ├ó┬?┬?A New Age Disease
Rupali Bhoje1*, Smita Takarkhede1, Anjali Takke1, Savita Pol1, R. V. Shete2, Madhuri Deshmukh2
Endometriosis is the biological complication that occurs when the lining of the uterus called endometrium grows outside the uterine cavity. It affects females in their reproductive years, and is an estrogendependent condition. In US about 5 million women have endometriosis with different symptoms. Endometriosis is known to occur when the lining of the uterus called the endometrium, grows in other places such as fallopian tubes, ovaries or along the pelvis .The major issues that limit the currently available endometriosis treatment are lack of awareness, delay in diagnosis, high cost, long-term treatment and recurrence. The impact includes fertility, sexuality and ability to work, play and personal relationships. Treatment for endometriosis involves pain medication, hormone therapy, surgery, or a combination of both. However to avoid recurrence hysterectomy or total removal of the uterus may be a 'last resort' option.
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