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How to Know When Uterine Fibroids Should be Removed

Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that affect nearly 30% of all women between the ages of 30-45 and up to 70% of African American women by the time they reach 50 years of age. While not life-threatening, they may lead to complications and pain that can severely affect a woman’s life. However, excessive menstrual bleeding […]

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Common Signs of Venous Insufficiency You Should Know

Venous insufficiency is defined as the failure of veins to properly circulate blood from the legs back to the heart. It’s one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States, affecting up to 40% of women and 20% of men by the age of 50. With anywhere from 20 to 25 million Americans […]

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Suffering From Leg Ulcers And Pain?

Leg pain can take a serious toll on the quality of an individual’s life. Everyday activities that had been enjoyed for years on end may soon become impossible. Unfortunately, leg ulcers are a fairly common occurrence among middle-aged to senior men and women. As we age, our circulation begins slowing down and our arteries and […]

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How Long Does It Take Fibroids To Shrink After UFE?

In this new age of medical technology, a hysterectomy surgery is no longer the only choice for women suffering from fibroids. Uterine fibroid embolization, or UFE, is an innovative, minimally invasive procedure that aims to relieve uterine pain, bloating, heavy bleeding during menstruation, and other fibroid symptoms without the pains and expenses of surgery.

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What Causes Pelvic Congestion Syndrome?

Do your legs ache after sitting or standing for an extended period of time? Do you often feel pain in your hips or lower back? Is your period heavy or abnormal? If these symptoms describe you, there is a chance you may be suffering from pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS).

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Fibroids and Pregnancy

Motherhood is a beautiful gift that women all over the world are ecstatic to experience. Few life events elicit more joy than bringing life into the world. For nearly thirty percent of women that are affected by uterine fibroids, this dream of motherhood may be plagued by anxiety about their health and the health of their future child.

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How to Strengthen Veins and Arteries

Your circulatory system is made up of an intricate roadway of veins and arteries that would stretch almost 100,000 miles if removed from the body. Our arteries and veins are responsible for transporting blood back and forth from the heart to the tissues of the body, playing a vital role in our overall health. Because they are so important, it’s necessary to do whatever we can to ensure optimal vein health so we can live a long and happy life.

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Uterine Polyp vs. Fibroid

Uterine Polyp vs. Fibroid: Knowing the Difference

As women, we generally know when something is not quite right with our bodies. When it comes to growths such as polyps vs. fibroids, there are often accompanying symptoms that alert you to the problem.

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Spider Veins vs. Varicose Veins: Differences, Causes, and Prevention

Vein disease affects patients in many different ways. Perhaps the pain prevents you from doing things you love. Or maybe swelling kicks up after a long day of work. Symptoms can vary, but when it comes to varicose and spider veins, many of our patients share common complaints.

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3 Types of Foods to Avoid With Fibroids

You know the feeling. It’s that time of the month, and you have to worry about whether you might have an embarrassing accident if you’re away from home for too long. Or that you might feel faint from blood loss. For many women, this is the reality of living with fibroids. Yet there are other ways fibroids can impact your life that go beyond symptoms.

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