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!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The AKA Sorority's So Healthy Health Fair

The AKA Sorority, Douglas County Chapter turned out for a fun, festive health fair over the weekend. Donning their pink hats and their pink and green tees, the ladies of the Sigma Omega Omega chapter wowed the crowd with their smiling faces, warm personalities, zest for life and fashionable sense of style.

The So Healthy, Health Fair is an annual event and it proved to be very successful for the Got Fibroids team who answered questions from a steady stream of attendees. The Got Fibroids team also handed out gift bags and information about Fibroids and UFE (Uterine Fibroid Embolization).

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