Fibroids

Endometriosis: 20 things every woman (and every doctor) should know

1. Pregnancy is not a cure for endometriosis. Being pregnant may provide temporary relief from symptoms but it does not cure the condition. So ignore people who tell you different. 2. You do not have this because you decided not to breed in your early 20s. Delaying pregnancy is not a cause of endometriosis. FacebookTwitterPinterest ‘Delaying pregnancy is not...

4 Foods Women with Fibroids Should Avoid:Term Life

The days following my myomectomy in 2009 where doctors removed 8 fibroids the size of a 4 month old fetus from my uterus, I put a sign on my refrigerator that said:  STOP FEEDING YOUR FIBROIDS!  It was my daily reminder to stop feeding my body food that was making me sick. Training myself to...

9 Facts About Fibroid Tumors Every Woman Should Know-Term Life

Up to 70 percent of us are likely to get them in our lifetime. Raise your hand if you know anything about uterine fibroids. Bueller? Bueller? While uterine fibroids aren’t standard info covered in Women’s Bodies 101, they should be: Up to 70 percent of all women are likely to get them in their lifetime....

8 Ways to Heal or Prevent Fibroids-Term Life

Fibroids are extremely common. In fact, about 75 percent of women experience them at some point in their lives. (1) Ranging in size from a few millimeters to the size of watermelons, fibroids are responsible for more than 200,000 hysterectomies each year. What are fibroids? They’re non-cancerous tumors found within the uterine walls, often resulting in a change in the...

10 things every African Women should Know about Uterine Fibroids-Term Life

Adequate attention to women’s health issues is an emergent trend in developing nations. Women are the pivot point in a family and the health status of a woman has a direct influence on the health and well-being on the rest of the family. Issues related to management of reproductive health of women therefore demand...

African American Women And Uterine Fibroids: Why More Awareness Is Needed To Overcome This Health Disparity-Term Life | Med Log

African American women are nearly three times more likely to develop uterine fibroids and suffer with severe symptoms like heavy menstrual bleeding, anemia, and pelvic pain. From interfering with daily activities to negatively affecting intimate relationships, fibroids have a much more dramatic impact on black women in comparison to women of other races. Given these...

A Battle with Fibroid by Abena S Yeboah-Term Life

A fibromyoma, or myoma, is a type of growth commonly found inside the womb, or uterus uterus, and is formed from fibrous tissue and muscle. Sometimes known as uterine fibroids, or simply fibroids, fibromyomas are not cancerous but are benign tumors, which are thought to affect at least two out of every five women and which can...

80 percent of women have fibroids, and they are no joke

If you have a uterus, it’s time to read up on fibroids Sara Bareilles showed her big-time bravery after her recent surgery to remove a large fibroid from her uterus. No, it wasn’t just the fact that she had the surgery — it’s a relatively uncomplicated outpatient procedure — but rather the fact that she’s...

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