I’ve tried to write about this for over a year now. But every time I got ready to do so, the words wouldn’t come. It seems
How do you overcome the void that such a loss has left, not only in the womb but also in the heart?
Fibroids, also known as leiomyomas, are benign tumors that develop from the smooth muscular tissue of the uterus, and are
Fibroids are a common gynecological diagnosis, often misrepresented yet rarely ignored.
I have a four year-old and a one year-old and I can't imagine putting a relaxer in their hair because, like most kids their ages, they are busy-bodies. My mother relaxed my hair when I was four years old and my sister got her first relaxer when she was three. It really boggles my mind now.
There's no good reason for fibroids to continue to cause such a high degree of suffering. But awareness of the condition is key if women are to get prompt and appropriate treatment.
A recent study in the Journal of Women's Health revealed that young African-American women, ages 29-39, suffer the most complications from uterine fibroids. I can relate as I -- and so many other women I know -- have experienced health issues and lifestyle disruptions due to fibroid tumors.
In a study that followed 9,910 premenopausal African-American women from the Black Women's Health Study, lead researcher
Fibroids are the most commonly occurring pelvic tumors, affecting as many as half of women age 35 or older. But most women with fibroids may never have symptoms or they may be so mild they never know the growths are there.
Millions of women suffer from irregular, erratic, sluggish, heavy, lengthy, crampy, or difficult periods. It's so common that most women have been led to believe this is normal. It's not.
They can be uncomfortable, annoying and downright bothersome, but fibroids need to be dealt with as soon as they become a
Dr. Jacoby describes the symptoms and indications for hysterectomy and also about uterine artery emobolization, a method of shrinking fibroids in women who have completed childbearing.
Alison Jacoby, MD, Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Director of the Comprehensive