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, January 22, 2013
New Year, New You
Gospel radio station Praise 102.5 in Atlanta pulled out the red carpet for the annual New Year, New You Health and Wellness Expo. Hundreds gathered at Berean Christian Church in Stone Mountain, GA for the event.
UFE & Fibroid Expert, Dr. John Lipman participated in a panel discussion on healthy living in 2013. The Got Fibroids team was on hand, distributing information to the attendees. Dr. Lipman also held a mini health seminar for women who are seeking relief and for women whose relatives or friends are suffering from fibroids. Dancers, Singers and Fitness Trainers also hit the stage.
Stay tuned for more events coming up in 2013.