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    Treatment Of Uterine Fibroids


    Today, more and more health problems occur. Some of these health issues do not show any symptoms, which can be very alarming most especially if it can affect your health, performance and lifestyle. As a woman know, you need to be very careful in your daily tasks and routines, food items and even hygiene in order to get rid of such ailments. However, there are still instances when you may experience unexpected conditions like uterine fibroids.


    Uterine fibroids are very common non-cancerous growths that develop in the muscular walls of the uterus. These benign growth differ in shape and sizes. Fibroids that are small are asymptomatic. However, there are cases when you may experience symptoms of fibroids such as abnormal gynecologic hemorrhage, heavy or painful periods, abdominal discomfort or bloating, painful defecation, back ache, urinary frequency or retention, and even infertility depending on the location and size of the growth. With this said, it is essential for you to opt for effective treatment for uterine fibroids in order to improve your health and performance. Listed below are some of the most common treatments you can choose from.




    With the advancements of medical procedures, you can opt for numerous options to treat uterine fibroids. And, one of which are Levonorgestrel intrauterine devices. These devices are effective in limiting menstrual blood flow. Yet, these devices have side effects since levonorgestrel is released in low concentration locally. In case that you wish to have better medications, it is also best for you to opt for Danazol. This treatment can help you shrink fibroids and control symptoms.


    Uterine artery embolization


    This method is used to reduce blood supply to the fibroid. However, this method is not advisable for you in case that your fertility must be preserved. This method is effective since experts will enter selectively into both uterine arteries and inject small amount of particles that will block the blood supply to the fibroids.




    This is a surgery where experts remove one or more fibroids. This surgery is recommended for you if you want to preserve your fertility. As of now there are three types of myomectomy, transcervical resection, laparoscopic myomectomy and open or abdominal myomectomy.


    Magnetic resonance guided focused ultrasound


    This treatment uses high intensity focused ultrasound waves to destroy tissues in combination with magnetic resonance imaging that helps experts monitor the treatments.


    With these treatments, you can be sure that you can be more functional and energetic. Click here for more.

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