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Lowering Pain Outcomes During UFE with Embolic Microspheres

By Olga Chernin / August 22, 2018 / 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…

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

By Olga Chernin / June 6, 2018 / 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 May Improve Women’s Sex Lives

By Olga Chernin / May 9, 2018 / 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 / April 12, 2018 / 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…

To Reduce Your Risk of Uterine Fibroids — Sit Less

By Olga Chernin / March 27, 2018 / 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?

By Olga Chernin / March 27, 2018 / Comments Off on Is There a Link Between Fibroids and Depression?

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…

Fibroid Expulsion: What You Need to Know

By Olga Chernin / January 29, 2018 / Comments Off on Fibroid Expulsion: What You Need to Know

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…

Study Highlights Potential Long-Term Health Risks of Hysterectomies

By Olga Chernin / January 11, 2018 / 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…

Fibroids and Low Self-Esteem

By Olga Chernin / December 8, 2017 / Comments Off on Fibroids and Low Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is affected by many factors — and one of them is having uterine fibroids. Fibroids cause more than just pain — they can also have a negative impact on a woman’s quality of life. Lower self-esteem, negative body image, anxieties and fears about relationships and sexuality can be linked to fibroids. Self-esteem and fibroids – a…

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Why Are Fibroids Common Among African American Women?

By Olga Chernin / November 15, 2017 / Comments Off on Why Are Fibroids Common Among African American Women?

About 60 percent of African American women suffer from fibroids by the time they are 35. 80 percent suffer from fibroids by the time they are 50. African American women and fibroids – no clear cause While the prevalence of fibroids among African-American women is well known, the causes are less clear. The research that…