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Do You Have Uterine Fibroids? Fibroids are non-cancerous growths in the uterus, and are more common than one would think.  For example, many people do not know that fibroids frequently occur in women during their child-bearing years, and some studies suggest that between 20 and 80 percent of women will get fibroids in their lifetime. ... Read more How to Know if You Have Fibroids

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Whether you’ve been diagnosed with a Uterine Fibroid, or your doctor suspects you have one, no one likes to hear that word “tumor.” Its probably why doctors usually leave that word out when discussing the presence of a fibroid tumor. But, if you’ve heard fibroid or fibroid tumor, you’re probably searching the internet for more information. ... Read more Types of Fibroid Tumors – What Do Those Names Mean?

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Uterine fibroids, for many women, are generally harmless, will shrink during menopause, and may also not show many symptoms. However, if you’ve been diagnosed with fibroids, it’s likely because you’ve experienced some of the symptoms of fibroids such as irregular or unusually heavy menstrual bleeding, pain or pressure in your pelvic region, or urinary problems. ... Read more What to Know After a Fibroids Diagnosis

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Most women who have uterine fibroids experience no symptoms. But if you’re one of the unlucky women whose fibroids are causing painful and bothersome symptoms including heavy and painful menstrual periods and abdominal pain ranging from mild to severe, there is hope. Today, there are many different ways to treat and/or cure the pain and ... Read more Fibroid Embolization vs. Hysterectomy Surgery

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Fibroids & Depression
It’s human nature to experience intense bouts of emotion; both happy and sad. Short-lived feelings of despair and distress may even have an evolutionary benefit, because negative feelings often push us to take productive action. But a prolonged negative emotional state is undesirable. And ultimately, unbearable. The Mayo Clinic reports twice as many women as ... Read more An Association Between Fibroids and Depression?

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If you’ve tried other fibroid treatment methods that were unsuccessful, Uterine Fibroid Embolization can be a plausible option after other treatments have presented unsuccessful. I had a myomectomy in 2008. I am again bleeding heavy. I know it’s the fibroids that have grown. Can I do Uterine Fibroid Embolization at this point. Even after a ... Read more Embolization After Traditional Surgical Procedures

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Fibroids- Cancer
You have probably heard fibroids described as benign tumors of the uterus. A red flag probably went off in your head over the word “tumor” because we most commonly associate tumors with cancer. The important thing you need to know about this description is the definition of the word benign, which means “not cancerous’. This ... Read more Uterine Fibroids and Cancer

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fibroids & anxiety
Uterine fibroids are common benign tumors that develop in the uterus. Most are harmless and will typically not lead to cancer. These growths are usually seen in women in reproductive age but can appear in women of all ages. Some fibroids are asymptomatic or cause minor symptoms, while some cause prolonged bleeding, pelvic pain and ... Read more Are Fibroids and Anxiety Related?

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Physical and Emotional Health
With rates of obesity and heart disease reaching very high levels in the US, researchers are questioning whether there are other, non-physical factors affecting the heart health of our nation. Of course, diet and exercise is proven to improve cardiovascular health, but what about having a positive outlook on life? A recent article published in ... Read more Are Physical Health and Emotional Health Related?

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