In endometriosis, the endometrial cells lining a woman's uterus are also located outside the uterus - most commonly on the ovaries, Fallopian tubes, and other areas in the pelvic cavity. In rare cases, the cells spread beyond the pelvic region. The most common symptoms are pelvic pain and abnormal bleeding. Women with endometriosis often have trouble becoming pregnant; multiple reasons have been suggested, including anatomical changes and problems related to hormone production.

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How to Safely Make Lifestyle Changes With Type 2 Diabetes

Gain control of your disease while still protecting your heart

If you're overweight or obese and have type 2 diabetes, a new study reveals how to make lifestyle changes that will help you safely gain control of your disease and still protect your heart.

Researchers published a study in Diabetes Care that took a second — and more in-depth — look at data from the NIH's Look AHEAD study. They found that for 85% of people in that study, lifestyle interventions that triggered weight loss and increased physical activity reduced potential cardiovascular problems. Such lifestyle interventions also help reduce the risks for diabetes, dementia and some cancers and strengthen the immune system.

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