Yes, endometriosis is a multifactorial disease, where hereditary, immunological and environmental factors make some women more susceptible than others to the disease.
Other related risk factors are:
- Late first pregnancy or no offspring
- Environmental factors: toxins, lifestyle, diet.
- First early menstruation (before age 11 years)
- Late menopause.
- Short menstrual cycles of less than 27 days.
- Heavy or long-lasting menses.
- Menstrual periods.
- Previous pelvic surgery where the uterus is manipulated.
- Underweight or overweight.
- High estrogen levels during cycles resulting in increased hormone exposure throughout life.
- Abnormalities of the reproductive system that hinder the correct release of menstruation.
In addition, there is a hereditary component of endometriosis of 10%, so if there is any case in the closest family, the probability of developing this pathology will be higher.