November 15th, 2011

‘Top Chef’ Host Padma Lakshmi On Dealing With Her Chronic Pain From Endometriosis

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Padma Lakshmi, an author, model and Emmy-nominated host of Bravo's "Top Chef," suffered chronic pain every month for 23 years before she was finally diagnosed with endometriosis at age 36…ndiagnosed and untreated, endometriosis causes abnormally painful cramping, bloating and nausea, and can even lead to infertility, according to the Mayo Clinic…Risk factors for the condition include having a shorter-than-normal menstrual cycle, having a history of pelvic infections, having never given birth and having a family history (a mom, aunt or sisters) of the disease, the Mayo Clinic reported.

Huffington Post, Amanda Chan, 11/15/11

Tags: ObGyn

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