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!
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The White Pants Social at Frank Ski's Restaurant was a huge success. Hundreds of women donned their white pants outfits and mixed and mingled with local celebrities. V103's Egypt Sherrod, the station's new midday personality took over the hosting duties along with UFE & Fibroid Expert Dr.John Lipman. Morning show host Frank Ski of the Frank and Wanda Morning Show and V103's Jean Ross stopped by.
Many of Dr. Lipman's former patients offered testimonials on how the UFE procedure has changed their lives and others participated in the Best White Pants Outfit Contest. Everyone feasted on shrimp, wings, vegetables, sweet potato tots and beef and chicken sliders and dessert. Everyone had a great time.
Kudos to the fibroid team for helping out!!!