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Every March, we honor Endometriosis Awareness Month by providing extra education and answers to your questions about endometriosis and the impact it has on women who suffer from it. What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a medical condition that affects women. It occurs when endometrium, tissue that is similar to the lining of the uterus, begins…

According to a Harvard Business Review report, “77% (of women) don’t do what they know they should do to stay healthy because, according to 62%, they lack the time.” Women are busy. They may be busy with careers, raising a family, taking care of aging parents, maintaining relationships, charity work, travel—or, more frequently than not,…

Endometriosis (en-doe-me-tree-O-sis) is a disorder that causes tissue that normally lines the inside of the uterus to grow outside of the uterus. This displaced uterine tissue (also called endometrium) grows in areas it shouldn’t, such as the ovaries, fallopian tubes, or even the intestines. Endometriosis can affect every woman differently, sometimes making it difficult to…

Uterine Fibroid

What are uterine fibroids and what causes them? Uterine fibroids are muscular tumors, usually non-cancerous, that can be found in the uterus. They can range in size, sometimes growing to the size of a grapefruit. Experts can’t say with certainty what causes uterine fibroids. What we do know is that the female hormones estrogen and…

What does it mean to be anemic? Anemia is diagnosed when blood doesn’t have enough healthy red blood cells. There are many different kinds of anemia: iron deficiency anemia, sideroblastic anemia, and aplastic anemia…just to name a few. Anemia is the most common blood condition in the United States. While anemia is very common with…