The Straight Truth: Hair Relaxers and Fibroids

  The incidence of fibroids in the United States is 2-3 times higher in black women than white women, with their likelihood of developing the benign uterine tumors estimated at 80% and 70%, respectively. Researchers have spent several…
Talking with your Doctor
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Do’s And Don’ts For Talking To Your Doctor About Fibroids

  Knowledge is power. When it comes to your health, your doctor has a lot of it – and a lot of empowering knowledge to share. At the same time, you know your body best. You know if things are “off”, and – in order for your doctor…
Obesity

Exploring The Connection Between Fibroids And Obesity

  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 –…

New Directions in Fibroid Treatment: The Acessa Guidance System

  Fibroids have just become easier to treat. Why? Because a new application for an old technology has given practitioners of radiofrequency ablation the ability to target them with unprecedented precision. Earlier this year, Acessa…

Fibroid Treatments Demystified, Part V: Pharmacological Hormone Therapies

  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…

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

  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…

Fibroid Treatments Demystified, Part IV: Myomectomy

  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…

Fibroid Treatments Demystified, Part III: Focused Ultrasound

  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…

The 5 Biggest Myths Surrounding Uterine Fibroids

  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…