Susan Sarandon, Padma Lakshmi and Dr.Oz Put Spotlight on Endometriosis

Susan Sarandon, Padma Lakshmi and Dr.Oz Put Spotlight on Endometriosis

I won't bore you with tales of my genitalia, said Padma Lakshmi, co-founder with Dr. Tamer Seckin of the Endometriosis Foundation of America, at the foundations third annual Blossom Ball, held March 18 at the New York Public Library. Lakshmi, a model, actress, award-winning author and Emmy-winning host of Bravo's Top Chef, credited advanced gynecological surgeon Seckin for having changed my life. He made me healthy and able to have my daughter, Krishna. Another guest that night Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of The Dr. Oz Show.

Lakshmi told the nearly 400 guests: Ten million adolescents and women in America needlessly suffer pain, infertility. I don't want another woman to go through what I did. Actress Susan Sarandon, who co-chaired the event with art historian and chairman of the board of the New York Academy of Art Eileen Guggenheim and the editor-in-chief of Glamour magazine, Cindi Leive, described her own tortured struggle with endometriosis. In college, I used to faint. My story ended happily. I don't know how I managed to have three children.

According to the program notes, and as articulated from the podium that evening, endometriosis, which affects nearly 180 million women and adolescents globally more than Alzheimers and Crohns disease combined is a leading cause of infertility and pelvic pain. In their joint welcome journal address, Ms. Lakshmi and Dr. Seckin stated: Endometriosis remains a mystery; often dubbed as psychosomatic fraught with missed diagnoses and needless hysterectomies the average woman will go nearly a decade [and] see as many as five physicians before her pain is taken seriously.

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