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Exploring The Connection Between Fibroids And Obesity

August 10, 2016

  The relationship between weight and uterine fibroids (also known as leiomyomas) is a complex one. However, while it is not fully understood, a link between obesity – which is typically defined by a Body Mass Index (BMI) ≥24 –   Read more…

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Fibroid Treatments Demystified, Part V: Pharmacological Hormone Therapies

March 25, 2016

  Uterine fibroids are almost always benign, but the debilitating symptoms experienced by an estimated 30% of women with fibroids can feel far from it. The nature and severity of fibroid symptoms depends on the size, and/or classification (submucosal, subserosal,   Read more…

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Fibroids After 50 (Why They Don’t Always Disappear!)

February 9, 2016

  Fibroids, also known as leiomyomas, are estrogen-dependent. As a result, they typically grow and present symptoms during a woman’s reproductive years, when the ovaries are active. Once the ovaries stop naturally producing estradiol (estrogen)—usually in her mid-50’s— a woman   Read more…

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The 5 Biggest Myths Surrounding Uterine Fibroids

November 6, 2015

  Fibroids are the most common type of pelvic tumor among women of reproductive age. Despite their prevalence, however, fibroids are widely misunderstood. A number of popular misconceptions, in particular, create confusion for women with fibroids who are trying to   Read more…

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What Causes Fibroids: The Known Risk Factors

August 7, 2015

  Uterine fibroids, also known as leiomyomas, are the most common benign pelvic tumor in pre-menopausal women. According to the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, uterine fibroids will affect 8 in 10 African American women and 7 in 10 Caucasian   Read more…

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