It is an insanely busy day at work. Your calendar is packed with tasks, kids’ birthday parties, events. A huge work deadline is looming. So, how do you make room for all these things? The answer is obvious: you work late, skip the gym, cancel a lunch date with a friend, and probably even skip…

If you suffer from symptoms of fibroids, you are likely paying thousands of dollars more per year for health care than healthy women your age.1 The high financial cost of uterine fibroids, non-cancerous tumors that grow within the uterus and affect up to 70 percent of women of childbearing age,2 was highlighted by a study…

Reducing pain while simultaneously fighting fibroids is the happy medium most patients look for when selecting a treatment option. Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a minimally invasive treatment that dramatically reduces the symptoms of small fibroids to large fibroids non-surgically by blocking blood flow to the fibroid(s). While this outpatient procedure has a 90 percent…

Women suffering from uterine fibroids (noncancerous tumors that grow in the uterus) might benefit from a new tool that can predict how a fibroid will grow within the next year. How does the tool work? It measures the vascular index of the fibroid, or, in simpler terms, it measures how many blood vessels are feeding…

While uterine fibroids, noncancerous tumors that can grow in and around the uterus, are very common, there is a certain type of fibroid that affects fewer women, and can be harder to treat. Called an intracavitary fibroid, this is a noncancerous tumor that grows inside the uterine cavity. This type of fibroid can cause severe…

Sex lives of fibroid patients are improved with uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), a minimally-invasive treatment, according to a French study. Sex lives and UFE – findings In the French study, 250 women from 25 French centers underwent UFE treatment for their fibroids. They filled out assessments before the procedure and one year later. The results were…

Last week I sat in a restaurant with a group of girlfriends. We shared food, laughter, some good gossip, and some great wine. As I looked around, I realized that we were also likely to share something else: uterine fibroids. Of the ten women sitting at the table, there was a good chance that seven…

UFE improvements continue to revolutionize this highly desirable fibroid treatment. Uterine fibroid embolization improved lives Thirty years ago, a diagnosis of fibroids usually meant only one thing: a hysterectomy. There simply were no other viable alternatives. For decades now, women have had access to the minimally-invasive uterine fibroid treatment treatment option. Significantly, UFE can preserve fertility,…

Period pain is common during women’s monthly menstrual cycles. In particular, cramping can leave some women bedridden and others struggling to get through the day. Are you are a woman who typically gets menstrual cramps? If so, you’re probably familiar with the short list of options you have for dealing with them: over-the-counter or prescription pain…