What is endometriosis? From the Endometrisis Foundation of America, when women have their monthly menstruation, the uterine lining or endometrium is shed monthly in response to normal hormonal changes. Generally lasting from 3 to 7 days, we in turn bleed or have our “period” as its more commonly referred to.
Sometimes, some of these fluids are kept in a woman’s body and implant in areas outside of the uterus. They continue to accumulate on our bladder, bowel, ovaries and even nearby organs leading to the development of adhesions and scarring. This causes symptoms such as painful periods, chronic pelvic pain, infertility, pain with intercourse and urinary pain or difficulty.
According to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, endometriosis is most common in women in their 30s and 40s, but it can occur any time in women who menstruate. No one is certain of what causes endometriosis and the first sign is pelvic pain. As always, if you are in pain, you should get yourself checked out by your gynecologist. As one of my mentors once told me “having painful periods is not normal”.
This leads me to a fabulous event being held on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 from 6:00 – 10:30pm at Mood Lounge in Union, NJ called Glam Fest being thrown by Jersey Fashionista. Tickets are $20 at the door and include a goody bag, 1 drink ticket, and a raffle ticket. There will be free mini-makeovers, some hot male models, tons of free beauty samples, airbrush spray tans and make up by Avon. You can also purchase your tickets in advance for $15 through Eventbrite.com http://www.eventbrite.com/event/1866864843 and 10% of the cover charge will go to the Endometriosis Foundation of America.
**However I am giving away 2 free tickets to Glam Fest**
To enter, leave a comment and let me know why you want to go to Glam Fest and make sure you leave your email so that I can contact you 🙂
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This gives you an additional 2 chances to win! Contest is open to US residents 18 years or older and will end on Sunday, July 24, 2011 at 12pm. Winner will be chosen using Random.org.
Good Luck!! xxoo