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

By Olga Chernin / Comments Off on 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

By Olga Chernin / Comments Off on 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…

Is There a Link Between Fibroids and Depression?

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Depression may be linked to fibroid symptoms — and vice versa. While researchers try to figure out the exact nature of the connection, fibroid sufferers should understand their risk. Fibroids symptoms can understandably affect mood It’s easy to understand how women with fibroid symptoms might get depressed. Heavy, painful periods can leave a woman feeling physically…

Uterine Fibroid Embolization Is One Reason We Celebrate National Without a Scalpel Day

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At VIVA EVE, we celebrate National Without A Scalpel Day. That’s because National Without A Scalpel Day honors our UFE procedures as well as the history and current day practitioners of non-surgical and minimally-invasive medical procedures. Minimally-invasive treatments: A bit of medical history On January 16, 1964, a Dr. Charles Dotter performed a minimally invasive…

Have Acid Reflux and Fibroids? The Two May Be Connected

By Olga Chernin / Comments Off on Have Acid Reflux and Fibroids? The Two May Be Connected

Acid reflux may be caused by large uterine fibroids. Acid reflux and fibroids There are many things that may cause the discomfort of acid reflux. But if you have fibroids, you should be aware of the reflux connection. Acid is produced by the stomach to break down the food that passes into it. Acid reflux generally…

A natural remedy for menstrual pain that is proven to work: Omega 3s

Menstrual Pain Relief May Be Found In Omega-3s

By Olga Chernin / Comments Off on Menstrual Pain Relief May Be Found In Omega-3s

If you are looking for a natural way to control your menstrual pain, you may want to consider supplements containing the polyunsaturated fatty acid omega-3 instead. Menstrual cramping and omega-3s Many women experience significant pain and cramping during their periods. It is especially true for women who suffer from symptoms of uterine fibroids. Usually, the…

Fibroid Expulsion: What You Need to Know

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Fibroid expulsion is the term used when uterine fibroids are passed out of the body. A small percentage of women experience symptomatic fibroid expulsion after undergoing uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) for their fibroids. Here’s what you should know. What causes fibroid expulsion? The UFE procedure cuts off blood supply to fibroids in the uterus to shrink the fibroids…

Food Intolerances and Fibroids: Is There a Connection?

By Olga Chernin / Comments Off on Food Intolerances and Fibroids: Is There a Connection?

Food intolerances can be more than annoyances, as they cause digestive issues, rashes, headaches and fatigue. They can actually worsen the symptoms of uterine fibroids and contribute to painful menstrual cycles. Here are a few of the most common food intolerances and what you may need to avoid in order to feel your best. Foods Containing Histamines…

Study Highlights Potential Long-Term Health Risks of Hysterectomies

By Olga Chernin / Comments Off on Study Highlights Potential Long-Term Health Risks of Hysterectomies

Long-term hysterectomy risks are being studied and the findings are compelling. Hysterectomies are common – but maybe not benign About 600,000 hysterectomies (surgical removal of the uterus and sometimes the ovaries) are performed every year, but new research suggests that these surgeries may be putting women at greater risk of long-term health problems. “Hysterectomy is…

Emotions and Health: How the Mind/Body Connection Works  

By Olga Chernin / Comments Off on Emotions and Health: How the Mind/Body Connection Works  

Emotions can affect your health – and health can have an effect on your emotions. Emotional health and feelings Emotional health allows people to recognize, understand, and successfully handle their feelings. It gives people the ability to navigate the normal stresses and challenges of life in a way that is healthy and productive. As a…

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