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, February 21, 2013

Fibroid Team Heads South to Macon!!!

Nearly a hundred women converged on New Covenant Bible Church in Macon, Georgia to hear Fibroid Expert, Dr.  John Lipman's Freedom From Fibroids Without Surgery presentation. The women of grace and the women's ministry members listened intently as Dr.Lipman explained how women who have had hysterectomies because of fibroids are putting themselves at greater risk for heart disease and stroke. Dr. Lipman talked about the non surgical method of treating fibroids, UFE (Uterine Fibroid Embolization) and explained how non invasive the procedure is compared to surgery. With UFE, women go home with their uterus intact. The procedure takes 45 minutes, the patient goes home with a band aid and the recovery period is about a week.

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