Posts Tagged ‘about fibroids’

Dr. Oz Discusses Fibroids on TV

Today, 10/18/2018, Dr. Oz talks about a health problem that 70% of women are affected by, fibroids.  Most don’t even know they have them.  Oz looks at how they affect the body and signs you could be at risk. Fibroids are abnormal uterine growths that usually appear during child-bearing years in women.  They grow with…

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CARE About Fibroids Launches Website, Social Media Campaign to Promote Education, Awareness of Uterine Fibroids

CARE (Community, Action, Research, and Education) About Fibroids, a recently-formed nonprofit women’s health organization dedicated to increasing awareness of uterine fibroids, today unveiled a patient-centered online resource to help educate and inform patients about uterine fibroids. The website, www.CAREaboutFibroids.org, serves as a one-stop shop for the “411” on uterine fibroids, as well as a compilation…

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Less Invasive Procedure May Treat Fibroids Without Harming Fertility

A simple procedure may help women who are suffering from fibroids without jeopardizing their future fertility, a new study suggests. Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) blocks blood flow to fibroids so they stop growing or shrink. But the technique hasn’t been recommended for women who hope to conceive since it was unclear if blood flow might…

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The Signs and Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids

Toya Wright (who you might know as Lil Wayne’s ex-wife, a TV personality, or author of In My Own Words) walks around every day feeling like she’s five months pregnant. Despite sticking to a healthy diet and busting her butt in the gym, that belly won’t go away—because it’s caused by uterine fibroids. Not only do…

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Less-Invasive Fibroid Treatment May Be Underused

A minimally invasive procedure for uterine fibroids may be “under-used” in U.S. hospitals, compared with surgery, a new study suggests. The study looked at a national sample of hospitals and found that fewer fibroid patients are undergoing hysterectomy — surgical removal of the uterus. But hysterectomy remains much more common compared with a less-invasive procedure…

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Fibroids: Are They Making Sex Painful for You?

If you are a woman reading this, the odds are that you have or have had uterine fibroids but didn’t even know it. These benign growths of muscle and connective tissue of the uterus are a common occurrence, affecting 60-80 percent of women. Also, they generally do not cause any symptoms. There are times, however, that their…

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Sometimes we all need to be reminded of the Facts about fibroids

Fibroids are uterine overgrowths that develop in and around the uterus in a female. They are nothing but the normal tissue that starts growing abnormally to form a benign or a non-cancerous tumor. Fibroids have become an extremely common condition that can be experienced by females after puberty and the peak incidence of occurrence is…

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Black Women Await More Federal Research Into Fibroids

One of the interesting points that this article makes is that women often wait 2-4 YEARS before getting help for their fibroids! That adds up to a lot of missed work days, wasted family vacations, and too many months of suffering. Our goal at The Fibroid Treatment Center is to help educate women on their…

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