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UFE vs. Surgery

By Katherine Muniz / Comments Off on UFE vs. Surgery

If you could ease fibroid symptoms with a simple nonsurgical procedure, would you do it?  It’s a question many women would scoff at – but in fact, such a therapy does exist. It’s called uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) and it’s a minimally invasive procedure that treats fibroids without causing physical trauma to the body. No…

Mortar and pestle shows natural fibroid remedies.

The Science of Fibroids – the Risks and Benefits of Alternative Treatments

By Katherine Muniz / Comments Off on The Science of Fibroids – the Risks and Benefits of Alternative Treatments

When you think of vaccinations, what comes to mind? If you’re in the camp of those who don’t trust vaccines, you’re not alone. Doubts over efficacy and safety continue to pervade discussions on public health, despite reassurance from the medical community. In fact, more and more, people are looking elsewhere for the facts on disease…

How to Advocate for Your Own Period Health

By Katherine Muniz / Comments Off on How to Advocate for Your Own Period Health

Have you ever left your doctor’s office feeling unsure of what just transpired? It’s happened to all of us – an important appointment is seemingly over in a flash as health concerns are dismissed, symptoms are deemed “common,” and fears are dismantled. You have a gut feeling that something’s wrong – but your office visit…

A Guide to Managing Pain Throughout Your UFE Process

By Katherine Muniz / Comments Off on A Guide to Managing Pain Throughout Your UFE Process

It’s common to experience discomfort while recuperating in the early days after a major surgery or procedure. However, when discomfort turns to pain, patients should be evaluated and treated immediately. At VIVA EVE, our medical team is attentive to the needs of our patients, and take extra measures to make sure patients are kept comfortable.…

This Health Website Listed 7 Reasons Sex Hurts and Missed a Huge One

By Katherine Muniz / Comments Off on This Health Website Listed 7 Reasons Sex Hurts and Missed a Huge One

POPSUGAR Fitness is a health and fitness website that inspires readers to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle. As an authority covering a wide scope of health problems affecting women, they recently explored the topic of painful sexual intercourse with a team of experts. Many possible culprits were named – vaginismus, hormonal changes, pelvic muscle guarding,…

Self-Care Tips for Women With Fibroids

By Olga Chernin / Comments Off on 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?

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…

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…

What is adenomyosis?

By Olga Chernin / Comments Off on What is adenomyosis?

Adenomyosis is a non-cancerous condition in which the lining cells of the uterus grow directly into the muscle wall of the uterus. When the lining cells of the uterus bleed during the menstrual period, these misplaced cells in the muscle wall bleed as well, and the blood seepage causes pain. As blood accumulates in the…