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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 IV: Myomectomy

January 4, 2016

  Myomectomy, a widely practiced method of removing subserosal or intramural uterine fibroids, is an alternative to hysterectomy for fibroid patients seeking uterine preservation. How Myomectomy Works In myomectomy, a surgeon removes one or more fibroids by cutting them out   Read more…

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Fibroid Treatments Demystified, Part III: Focused Ultrasound

November 20, 2015

  Among the hysterectomy alternatives available to women with fibroids is the high intensity focused ultrasound approach (HIFU), more specifically identified as Magnetic Resonance Guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS). MRgFUS is a thermoablative technique that destroys fibroids by focusing a high-intensity   Read more…

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The Fibroids-Diet Connection

September 21, 2015

  More than a decade ago, researchers identified a connection between a meat-heavy diet (specifically, the consumption of ham and beef) and uterine fibroids. The same study, published in the medical journal Obstetrics & Gynecology, produced evidence that diets heavy   Read more…

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Endometrial Ablation vs. Radiofrequency Ablation: What’s The Difference?

July 6, 2015

  The term “ablation” refers to a process by which tissue is destroyed, typically using either heat (thermal ablation) or cold (cryoablation). Ablative technologies are used to treat numerous medical conditions, including gynecological issues. We often hear of two procedures   Read more…

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“Won’t My Fibroids Go Away On Their Own?” Weighing the Wait-And-See Option

May 14, 2015

If you’ve done any Internet research on fibroids at all, you’ve probably encountered some mention of a woman’s fibroids disappearing on their own after menopause. It’s most likely a true story. Indeed, as the body’s natural production of estrogen declines   Read more…

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Fibroids’ Psychological Toll

Fibroids hurt. The pain isn’t just physical: the psychological toll that comes with symptomatic fibroids is profound. In a 2014 study on the emotional impact of fibroids, researchers at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine surveyed 48 women who had   Read more…

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How Fibroids Affect Fertility

For women of childbearing age who are diagnosed with Uterine Fibroids, a common concern is how fibroids will impact their fertility. Fortunately, the incidence of infertility occurring as a direct result of fibroids is low. While research has shown that   Read more…

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Fibroids Are Not Color Blind

March 18, 2015

Over the years, researchers have examined the epidemiological connection between a wide variety of patient characteristics and the occurrence of uterine fibroids, seeking to identify risk factors. Age, weight, diet, geographic location, lifestyle factors like cigarette smoking, medical conditions, and   Read more…

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