Fibroids affect approximately three out of four American women. Many women dismiss symptoms of fibroids (also known as myomas) including, heavy monthly periods, pain or pressure between the hip bones or back of the legs, a frequent need to urinate, constipation and bloating and an enlarged abdomen. Fibroid related symptoms cause women to lose an estimated 2-4 million days of productivity a year. African-American women, and those of any race with a family history, are more likely to develop fibroids than other women. It’s estimated that between 50% and 80% of African-American women will develop fibroids. Fibroids are the #1 reason for hysterectomy in this country— up to 75% of hysterectomies done are for this non-cancerous condition that can be treated without surgery!

Monday, March 19, 2012

A Town Day at Lakewood Amphitheater

The Center for Image Guided Medicine at Emory Adventist Hospital participated in the 6th annual A Town Day Festival at the Lakewood Amphitheater. Dozens of vendors were on hand to inform the public about a variety  medical and health related services. A Town Day was created by Brian Glasper who was inspired to start the B Aware Foundation following his father's illness.

The Got Fibroids team was on hand to educate women about UFE (uterine Fibroid Embolization), a non surgical option for the treatment of fibroids.

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