Uterine Fibroid Blog

The source for women's health and fibroids

Uterine Fibroid Blog

The source for women's health and fibroids

Uterine Fibroid Blog

The source for women's health and fibroids

Uterine Fibroid Blog

The source for women's health and fibroids

Menstral
Fact: there is such a thing as too much bleeding. For both adolescents and premenopausal women, heavy bleeding that requires changing a pad or tampon more than every 2-3 hours, or periods that go on past 7 days can mean something is wrong. For many women and teens this can be regulated through birth control, […]

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Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis threatens 44 million Americans, of which 68% are women, reports the National Osteoporosis Foundation. In the past most women who suffered from frailty and pain with increasing aged merely accepted it as a part of growing old. Yet now we know that for many women osteoporosis is the cause of this pain and disability, […]

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ebola-virus
Ebola has been recently plaguing the US news media, particularly with the recent reports of infected individuals in the US. However, the media is spreading fear without clarifying the actual scale of the Ebola threat for US citizens. Ebola is not a new disease. Since its discovery about 40 years ago there have been about […]

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This book provides a state-of-the-art review of the technical and clinical aspects of the vascular interventional radiological (IR) procedures currently employed in obstetrics and gynaecology. A particular focus is on uterine … This book provides a state-of-the-art review of the technical and clinical aspects of the vascular interventional radiological (IR) procedures currently employed in obstetrics […]

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fibroids-breast-cancer-awareness-month
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual nationwide campaign to increase awareness of the disease. Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women in the US besides skin cancer, and the second most common cause of death from cancer. But, thanks to improvements in treatment and awareness, women are getting screened earlier […]

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Exercise_fibroids
It is no secret that regular exercise can have a positive effect on your health, most commonly for diabetes and obesity prevention. Yet, exercise can have wider ranging effects than just burning extra calories. It can boost endorphins, the brain chemicals that cause a happy mood, strengthen your heart and cardiovascular system, and even help […]

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power-morcellator-illustration
A device called a laparoscopic power morcellator, which many doctors have used to remove uterine fibroids, has sparked furious debate in the medical community. Why? WSJ’s Jason Bellini has #TheShortAnswer. This is a great animation explaining details about power morcellators and their usage to remove Uterine Fibroids. Click the “View Article” button below to watch. […]

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Embolization—A Less-Invasive Procedure for Treatment A lesser-known, minimally invasive procedure shrinks fibroids by cutting off their blood supply and allows for a faster return to normal activities than other treatments, physicians say View Article FTC Featured in the Wall Street Journal

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Fibroids_black_women
Fibroids affect more than 40% of women, occurring 3 times more in black women. In fact, studies show that fibroids actually occur more frequently and at younger ages in black women than in women of any other race. For many of these women, younger onset and larger fibroids can lead to very severe symptoms of […]

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can-birth-control-treat-fibroids
Often birth control pills are prescribed to help women cope with heavy and painful periods. But what about using birth control as a treatment for the pain, pressure, and bleeding caused by uterine fibroids? Birth control pills can decrease the heaviness of the flow and help with symptoms. Because fibroids are very hormone-responsive, physicians will […]

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