Endometriosis is a systemic condition with a heavy burden on patients. It is estimated that 10% of women in reproductive age have endometriosis, but its etiology is still unknown. While it is accepted that endometriosis is a heterogeneous condition, what the exact subtypes of the disease are is still an open question.
To determine if infectious diseases like Lyme Disease are a precipitating factor for other diseases like scleroderma.
Participants: Females of childbearing age
Data: Genetic, Environmental, Lab work, Pain assessments, Any factors that could moderate outcomes.
Frequency of data: monthly ? during pregnancy... more »
Tens of millions of Americans are effected by autoimmune diseases, a majority of which are women. Biopharmaceuticals are prescribed even during pregnancy. It is assumed maternal health is monitored closely as it fetal health, however, what are the long term effects on the child's health and how do biopharmaceuticals effect those children's long term disease risk profiles.
This study would compare those using conventional tampons to those using organic tampons or external menstrual products only and look at length of menstruation (number of days), pesticide metabolites, and pregnancy outcomes.