Posts by Katherine Muniz

UFE vs. Surgery

If you could ease fibroid symptoms with a simple nonsurgical procedure, would you do it?  It’s a question many women would scoff at – but in fact, such a therapy does exist. It’s called uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) and it’s a minimally invasive procedure that treats fibroids without causing physical trauma to the body. No…

How to Advocate for Your Own Period Health

Have you ever left your doctor’s office feeling unsure of what just transpired? It’s happened to all of us – an important appointment is seemingly over in a flash as health concerns are dismissed, symptoms are deemed “common,” and fears are dismantled. You have a gut feeling that something’s wrong – but your office visit…

Can Yoni Steaming Cure Fibroids? Here’s What You Really Need to Know

Yoni steaming, or vaginal steaming, is an ancient self-care practice that’s come back into trend, thanks to celebrity advocates. As an alternative health treatment, “steaming” is used by homeopathic practitioners to treat everything from period discomfort to infertility. Some experts claim that steaming can alleviate (even cure) gynecological conditions such as fibroids and endometriosis. So…

A Guide to Managing Pain Throughout Your UFE Process

It’s common to experience discomfort while recuperating in the early days after a major surgery or procedure. However, when discomfort turns to pain, patients should be evaluated and treated immediately. At VIVA EVE, our medical team is attentive to the needs of our patients, and take extra measures to make sure patients are kept comfortable.…

This Health Website Listed 7 Reasons Sex Hurts and Missed a Huge One

POPSUGAR Fitness is a health and fitness website that inspires readers to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle. As an authority covering a wide scope of health problems affecting women, they recently explored the topic of painful sexual intercourse with a team of experts. Many possible culprits were named – vaginismus, hormonal changes, pelvic muscle guarding,…

What’s in a Fibroid Screening?

If you or your doctor suspects that you have fibroids, a series of tests must be performed to diagnose the presence of fibroids. Typically, the first step would be to order a sonogram, which captures an image of your uterus to confirm the diagnosis and to map and measure fibroids. While some doctors find that…

20 Healthy New Year’s Resolutions for 2019

This year, take a break from the lofty, unreasonable, and unachievable New Year’s Resolutions of years past. Start by focusing on one small intentional habit, and commit to practicing it all year long. Here are 20 mini health resolutions to consider in being kinder to yourself and your health. Make yourself a priority with daily…

Inspired Holiday Gift Ideas for Fibroid Sufferers

During this season of giving, think about the women in your life. Are any of them coping with chronic pain? By age 50, 70-80 percent of women develop fibroids, a condition that’s treatable but painful to deal with. The side effects of fibroids include severe menstrual cramps, heavy bleeding, an irregular menstrual cycle, pelvic pressure,…

Is Your Doctor Listening to You? 

Two things you’ll never experience during a visit to VIVA EVE is not being heard or listened to. Our patients’ concerns are what drive the conversation behind their treatment, and these methods allow our team to gather insight and help women make informed decisions about their bodies. Our model is different, and research confirms it.…