Fibroids: The Hidden Health Epidemic

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Fibroids: The Hidden Health Epidemic

While everybody gets riled up about these periodic health issues like swine flu, there’s a real epidemic out there among the female population that NOBODY’S talking about… fibroids.

Written by Gwen Aldridge

While everybody gets riled up about these periodic health issues like swine flu, there’s a real epidemic out there among the female population that NOBODY’S talking about.  Maybe because the symptoms are a little embarrassing. Maybe because it can ruin your life, but it’s not actually fatal.

Or maybe because it’s a problem only women have…so it’s going to take women to fire up awareness.

Uterine fibroids are the big/little problem of most women over 40. Literally one in four will have them.  African American women are at even greater risk.  Uterine fibroids can cause uncontrolled bleeding, terrible pain, fatigue and complete depression because your life is out of control. Most gynecologists will tell you to get surgery. Overwelmingly, in fact, they will recommend a hysterectomy.   Hey, no uterus, no fibroids. Just try to imagine if men were told to solve a prostate problem with castration?  Still, for years and years hysterectomy has been an accepted course of treatment.  It’s led to hundreds of thousands of unnecessary operations on women.   The real tragedy is that there is a proven, non-surgical cure for fibroids.  It’s called Uterine Artery Embolization.  And most women will never know about it.

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