Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Endometriosis: Finally some ground-breaking with new research

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Endometriosis is a disease that affects quite a number of women. Although only about 25% of them express symptoms, they can range anywhere from pain to infertility.

Endometriosis is a condition where endometrial, or endometrial-like tissue lodges itself in parts of the Woman's body outside the uterus, and has been noted all the way up in the brain in rare cases!

There has always been a link between endometriosis and certain types of uterine and extra-uterine cancer. So there is no new news in that, however.

It is sombre to note that not much research has been performed, especially at the basic level to understand the etiology of the disease. Hence, it is heartening to see new developments.

I perceive the interesting results from this study open up the chances for a medical treatment both preceding and following some type of simple surgical procedure that excises endometrial tissue to alleviate pain. There is also the possibility that these agonists can be delivered in-situ through a delivery device based approach.

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