Category Archives: Endometriosis Awareness Month


Endometriosis Awareness Month is Upcoming in March

Endometriosis Awareness

Endometriosis AwarenessNational Endometriosis Awareness Month in March is a movement to increase knowledge about a leading cause of female infertility.

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Endometriosis affects one out of ten women. Endometriosis is one of the top three causes of female infertility.

Bottom Line:

Infertility is a classic and devastating symptom of endometriosis.

Why is National Endometriosis Awareness Month important?

  • 60 percent of women suffering from endometriosis have no symptoms other than the inability to conceive naturally.
  • An estimated 6.5 million women in the U.S. – and 200 million globally – are affected by endometriosis
  • The most common symptom of endometriosis is painful periods
  • Endometriosis often goes undiagnosed or is misdiagnosed for years because women and teenage girls believe painful periods are normal – this myth must be denounced

Avid Promoter of Endometriosis Awareness

Dr. John Zhang – founder and medical director of New Hope Fertility Center – is an avid promoter of Endometriosis Awareness with the specific goals of:

  • Promoting a greater awareness and understanding of endometriosis as a real and debilitating disease
  • Highlighting the consequences of living with endometriosis for the women suffering from it
  • Creating a greater awareness and understanding of endometriosis among the medical profession, employment sector, and society in general
  • Seeking a best practice and consistent care and treatment for women suffering from endometriosis
  • Providing an opportunity for those whose live have been affected by endometriosis to play a key role in helping make a difference

Endometriosis Awareness

Endometriosis affects a woman’s reproductive and surrounding organs when uterine lining tissue (endometrium) grows outside of the uterus and into other areas of her body.

  • Abdominal cavity and pelvis
  • Ovaries
  • Fallopian tubes and supporting ligaments

This errant tissue is generated by hormones creating endometrial cells. The disease causes adhesions (scar tissue), lesions, and blood-filled cysts. Endometrial cells appearing in abnormal locations cause endometriosis. When these errant endometrial cells grow and then sluff off, there is no escape outlet from the body, and internal bleeding leads to:

  • Inflammation
  • Pelvic pain
  • Formation of scar tissue (adhesions)

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Endometriosis Awareness Month 2015: Stop Living in Pain, Here are Possible Treatment Options

Endometriosis has the ability to substantially impact a woman’s fertility.  Getting diagnosed early and following a personalized treatment plan allows women with endometriosis to have the families they’ve dreamed of. Enjoying the sun

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Endometriosis Awareness Month 2015: 8 Possible Signs of Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a serious health condition that affects millions of women in the United States.  In normal bodies, uterine lining is only found within the uterus.  In women with endometriosis, this lining can also be found in the abdominal cavity.  This tissue can be found on the uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes and can result in severe pain and scarring if left untreated.  While there is no cure for endometriosis, early intervention is important, especially for women who want to have children.  blog10

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Endometriosis Awareness Month 2015: Suffering Can Be Lonely, Let New Hope Help

blog10Women with endometriosis often feel isolated and that no one understands their suffering.  Other women may compare the situation with normal menstrual cramps, having no idea what you’re actually experiencing.   Thankfully, there are ways to treat endometriosis and preserve your fertility.

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