Posts by Olga Chernin

Self-Care Tips for Women With Fibroids

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…

How Much are Your Fibroids Costing You?

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…

Lowering Pain Outcomes During UFE with Embolic Microspheres

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…

Soon You’ll Be Able to Know How Big Your Fibroids Will Get

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…

UFE and Myomectomy Work Together To Treat Intracavitary Fibroids

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…

UFE May Improve Women’s Sex Lives

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…

Fibroid Myths Debunked

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…

Major Improvements In the Way UFE is Performed

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 and Heart Attack Pain Can Be Equal: But One Is Ignored. Why?

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…

To Reduce Your Risk of Uterine Fibroids — Sit Less

Studies indicate to reduce your risk of uterine fibroid — sit less and move more. Sitting for many hours a day is commonplace in today’s society. As an example, one study found that adults on average spend about 7 hours of their waking time sitting.1 While this may not be surprising, considering the number of desk jobs…