Understanding the complexity of endometriosis

Inside one in ten women an invasive disease is ravaging reproductive and surrounding organs. With this disease tissue similar to the normal uterine lining grows and invades the areas around the pelvis. It creates rigid scar tissue that impedes the function of the organs by reducing their mobility. It causes serious pain and in some cases, infertility.

If you know ten women, there is a good chance that one of them is suffering from this insidious disease and they may not even know it. It’s called endometriosis and we know very little about it.

Like many complex diseases, the contributing genetic and environmental risk factors are like a giant jigsaw puzzle. IMB researchers are working to piece together this puzzle to provide answers for endometriosis sufferers.

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