About Uterine Fibroids

About Uterine Fibroids

Rather than scour the internet for different resources on UF, you can find all the latest information in one place to help you better understand every aspect of the disease. Our posts cover a variety of topics, so you can get and stay in the know about living with fibroids.

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Fibroids can carry so few (or even no) symptoms as to be virtually undetectable. Unfortunately, they can also create varying...
Fibroids can carry so few (or even no) symptoms as to be virtually undetectable. Unfortunately, they can also create varying levels of havoc within the human body. Fibroids can cause any combination of the following: Heavy menstrual bleeding – Between the pressure that fibroids exert on the uterine lining and issues with the uterus perhaps not contracting properly due to the presence of these pesky growths, many women experience unusually heavy menstrual bleeding. Additionally, in some patients, fibroids can stimulate the growth of blood vessels in the area and throw...
For women suffering from uterine fibroids, periods can be stressful enough on their own. What we sometimes forget is to...
For women suffering from uterine fibroids, periods can be stressful enough on their own. What we sometimes forget is to take into account how stress in general affects the menstrual cycle. Heavy bleeding and period pain can be symptoms of fibroids, so for those already dealing with this, it’s important to consider how can you keep stress at bay in order to keep periods more manageable. How does stress affect your periods? Cortisol is the hormone that your body produces to deal with all kinds of stress. But cortisol can...
March 30, 2022

Want less PMS? Manage your stress.

For women suffering from uterine fibroids, periods can be stressful enough on their own. What we sometimes forget is to take into account how stress in general affects the menstrual cycle. Heavy bleeding and period pain can be symptoms of fibroids, so for those already dealing with this, it’s important to consider how can you keep stress at bay in order to keep periods more manageable. How does stress affect your periods? Cortisol is the hormone that your body produces to deal with all kinds of stress. But cortisol can...
Sophie Levaud has successfully built her multi-faceted life on survival tactics she uses on her Himalayan climbs. No stranger to...
Sophie Levaud has successfully built her multi-faceted life on survival tactics she uses on her Himalayan climbs. No stranger to adversity, she exemplifies the values of patience, goal setting, persistence, community and teamwork. We, as well, have learned over the years that doing things right requires these same traits and have incorporated them into our policies and practices. Knowing When to Push Forward and When to Hold Back The most recent peak Sophie reached was the 8162 meter high Manaslu. It wasn’t clear she would make it. The night before...