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Endometriosis and microvascular dysfunction 3

Endometriosis, is a disorder that occurs in women, is when tissue that should be normally found inside the womb is also found in sites outside of the womb. Endometriosis is a disorder that is associated with systemic inflammation. This disorder impairs the function of the endothelium, the cells that line the body’s blood vessels (endothelium). The endothelium helps to control blood flow in healthy vessels. Women with endometriosis not only have an increased risk for high blood pressure and high cholesterol, they also have an increased risk for cardiovascular disease. With this study, we will learn how systemic inflammation in endometriosis impairs the lining of blood vessels and increases the risk for cardiovascular disease. We will use a short term intervention with a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory to examine how inflammation impact endothelial function in women with endometriosis

There will be 4 in person visits, at all visits blood will be drawn. Two of the visits will be experimental visits where we will measure skin blood flow and blood flow in the brachial artery. Participants will be required to take a placebo or the drug salsalate for 4 days prior to each experimental visit.



Lacy Alexander
Susan Slimak - at or 814-863-8556

18 year(s) or older
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Inclusion Criteria:
Women, 18-45 years of age
With and without Endometriosis

Exclusion Criteria:
Tobacco consumption (e.g. smoking)
Pregnant and/or breastfeeding
Taking blood pressure medication
Known allergy to Salsalate
Heart & Vascular, Pregnancy & Infertility, Women's Health
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Altoona, PA ,
Harrisburg, PA ,
Hershey, PA ,
State College, PA ,
Williamsport, PA ,