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Bad Cramps? March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month

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Audlin added that he sees an association between endometriosis and women who put stress on their bodies by having poor sleep patterns and diet, smoking and drinking alcohol.

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http://healthfinder.gov/NHO/nho.aspx?year=2014#month-3

Endometriosis Association. What is Endometriosis? Web. March 19, 2014.
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Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. How many people are affected by or at risk for endometriosis? What are the treatments for endometriosis? Web. March 19, 2014.

https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/endometri/conditioninfo/Pages/at-risk.aspx
https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/endometri/conditioninfo/Pages/treatment.aspx

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Reviewed March 20, 2013
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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