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Inspired Holiday Gift Ideas for Fibroid Sufferers

By Katherine Muniz / Comments Off on 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,…

How Much are Your Fibroids Costing You?

By Olga Chernin / Comments Off on 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

By Olga Chernin / Comments Off on 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…

Is Your Doctor Listening to You? 

By Katherine Muniz / Comments Off on 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.…

Introducing Our New Facebook Messenger Bot

By Katherine Muniz / Comments Off on Introducing Our New Facebook Messenger Bot

These days, we know that it’s easier and faster for people looking to book services or ask questions to be able to find answers online, especially when it comes to something as discreet as their health. That’s why we’ve added a new messenger bot to our Facebook page to answer questions when life is too…

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

By Olga Chernin / Comments Off on 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

By Olga Chernin / Comments Off on 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

By Olga Chernin / Comments Off on 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

By Olga Chernin / Comments Off on 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

By Olga Chernin / Comments Off on 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,…

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