Entries by Alicia Armeli

Milk, Yogurt, and Fibroid Risk—Your Quick Guide

Eating more dairy may reduce your fibroid risk. If you’re a woman with uterine fibroids—a type of noncancerous growth found in the wall of the uterus—you may be familiar with this piece of advice. Recent research suggests, however, that not necessarily all dairy is fibroid protective, but specifically yogurt—and the mineral calcium—are what may reduce

What to Expect After Uterine Fibroid Embolization

For women considering uterine fibroid embolization () to treat uterine fibroid tumors, it is important to understand what to expect after your procedure. is a less invasive procedure done by a doctor called an interventional radiologist (). Your will make one small incision in the wrist or groin area. From there, a small tube is

Your Guide to Fibroid Awareness Month

  July is Fibroid Awareness Month, an important time dedicated to spreading awareness and education about how uterine fibroids affect the body. Did you know that up to 80% of women develop fibroids by age 50? With such a large portion of the population affected by fibroids, it’s vital that we get involved as a

Three Questions to Ask Your OB-GYN About Painful Periods

If you’re suffering from pain every month during your period, you’re not alone. Many women are affected by painful periods, and they can be annoying and disruptive to daily life. In many cases, this pain is normal, but if it’s so bad that you’re missing work, school, regular activities, or cannot get out of bed,