Fibroids: Better Options vs Hysterectomy, Why You should Consider UFE

Fibroids are a fact of life for many women, (especially women of color) and often are not life-threatening. They affect women’s’ lives. They are life altering and life-changing interrupting and affecting every facet of daily life for women afflicted with them. Unreliable periods, excessive bleeding, cramping that equals the pain of childbirth are common. The negative impact on one’s sex life makes women holler preferring a quick death some days to the status quo. Most often fibroids are non-malignant, but they can grow out of control and they can become life-threatening.

Fibroids are one of the major causes of anemia in women (especially women of color). Uncontrolled and untreated they can cause a serious case of pernicious anemia which is life-threatening.

The same can be said of fibroid cysts which are usually the first indicator of the fibroid experience to come. The good news is they are rarely cancerous. The bad news is left untreated and unaddressed they can negatively impact your health.

Historically, the first suggestion in the treatment of fibroids is HYSTERECTOMY.  A more specific and targeted surgical option exists. In the late 1990’s a more specific targeted non-invasive surgical method became available to American women. Still, more than fifty thousand hysterectomies are performed annually to treat and alleviate FIBROIDS. The need for those fifty thousand hysterectomies is questionable at best the basis of concern and vigorous debate.

Female reproductive organs are not interchangeable, replaceable or just for childbearing.  In menopause, the ovaries are essential to good heart health and the absence of them mandates Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). Medical studies prove that after five years HRT  has deleterious effects on the cardiac health of women.  A cancer diagnosis collapsed uterus, and other ailments that only a hysterectomy can resolve, hysterectomy is probably the best course of treatment.  Yet, when other less invasive options exist for female reproductive ailments, women have a right to know what other options exist.  However, there is a battle in women’s medicine.  Many women who had hysterectomies and were surveyed afterward regarding treatment options revealed they were never told of Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE).

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