This resource discusses endometriosis and understanding the impact of complex chronic diseases beyond diabetes and hypertension.

Endometriosis happens when tissue lining the uterus grows elsewhere in the body and continues to grow and bleed as it normally does during the menstrual cycle. Scar tissue and inflammation can result, causing pain and other complications, including fertility problems.

Women with endometriosis often spend years in the healthcare system searching for relief due to the challenges of diagnosing the disease. Early intervention can get these women on the path to treatment sooner.