Scientific Principles Of Health And Disease

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HES 1823 – Scientific Principles of Health and disease

Endometriosis: A Disease That Could Stop A Dream For A Family

Natalia Migliaccio

Many people have experienced a disease or disorder sometime in their lifetime. Chronic diseases and disorders can range from a variety of factors. A specific chronic disease that millions of women encounter worldwide is endometriosis. The exact cause of endometriosis is unclear but often encountered in women through genetics and environmental factors. Furthermore, the significance of endometriosis is commonly associated with and thought to be the cause of pelvic pain and infertility (Giudice and Kao 1789). Endometriosis is a disorder where the endometrial tissue, which is the innermost
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nonsurgical. Due to these samples and cases the disease is being more readily recognized. The estimation for prevalence and incidence within a year varied tremendously. This rate is anywhere from 1 to 50% in reproductive-aged women (Child and Lin Tan 1736). According to Missmer et al, a study was created over a 10 year time period (1989-99) to explore the relationship of endometriosis relative within certain demographics and lifestyle factors. Trends for specific age data provided that the incident rates were lowest in women aged 45-52 and a greatest in women aged 25-29 (791). Lastly, race and ethnicity trends in confirmed endometriosis showed incidence rate for Caucasian women were 20-40% higher than other races and ethnicities. African-American women were at lowest risk for developing endometriosis, while Asian women were at highest risk (Missmer et al. 791). Any disease or disorder affects a part or several parts of the human body. Endometriosis primarily affects pelvic organs in the reproductive system. The endometrial tissue most commonly attaches to the membrane lining the pelvis, ovaries, ovarian ligaments, fallopian tubes and the thin space between the vagina and the rectum known as the rectovaginal septum. The tissue can also move and surround areas within the intestinal wall and abdominal wall including the diaphragm, but is very rare and not likely to happen (Linda 2389). The
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