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Endometriosis May Be Linked To Higher Risk Of Heart Disease In Younger Women.

April 5, 2016

Endometriosis May Be Linked To Higher Risk Of Heart Disease In Younger Women.
 
More emerging evidence that endometriosis has negative effects on a woman’s health aside from infertility and period/pelvic pain. Endometriosis causes an intense inflammatory response in the pelvis. This dramatically increases the overall immune activation. Cardiovascular disease is now believed to be an inflammatory disease involving the vessel wall. It would make sense that endometriosis inflammation could affect the vascular system in a negative way. This study shows a 3X increase in cardiovascular events in the affected group. While this is not definite proof of causation, it is certainly cause for concern and requires further study. When added to newer thoughts about endometriosis and a rare form of ovarian cancer, we have all the more reason to completely resect the disease and cure it at the first possible sign of the disease. This would be primarily in the adolescent and early 20’s aged woman.
Michael D. Fox, MD
Jacksonville Center
Reproductive Medicine
jcrm.org
http://www.nbcnews.com/health/womens-health/endometriosis-increases-risk-heart-disease-young-women-n547381

   
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