If a friend told you the most common reasons for having a hysterectomy included heavy periods, would you believe it? At least 30% of all hysterectomies in the United States are performed to treat the symptoms of uterine fibroids, a benign condition that causes heavy menstrual bleeding, severe menstrual cramps, and chronic pelvic pain (among…

Do you want to give back this holiday season, but don’t have the time to commit to service projects in between work, family obligations, and *of course* dealing with your fibroids? We’ve got you covered – here are five low-maintenance ways to give back and make a difference: Look for opportunities to donate at check-out. You’d…

In today’s digital age, the first destination many people make when looking into their health is their smartphone or computer. With so many channels of information to choose from, it’s tempting to follow a trail of hashtags or search terms that purport to provide the “secret” to  alternative remedies that achieve what conventional medicine “can’t.” …

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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,…