Researchers are beginning to find the connection between autoimmune diseases and endometreosis.
Endometreosis is a disease in which the tissue which lines the uterus grows elsewhere in a woman's body. Endometrial tissue is designed to grow and thicken in response to the hormones during a woman's monthly cycle. This tissue lines the uterus and swells each month to prepare for a possible pregnancy. The tissue nourishes a newly fertilized egg.
Endometrial tissue outside of the uterus is painfully bad news. It attaches to the wrong body parts, swells up and constricts whatever it has attached itself to.
Here is an interesting link (as well as an excellent lupus resource) The Lupus Site (UK):
"Women with endometriosis — a leading cause of infertility in which tissue from the womb lining grows elsewhere in the body — are much more likely to suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and allergies, new research has found. "
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Endometreosis Resources ;Endometriosis Awareness & Information