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Sex and fibroids: everything you need to know

0 While heavy menstrual bleeding is the symptom most mentioned when discussing uterine fibroids, the list of symptoms unfortunately doesn’t end there. Far from it, in fact. Included on that list is pain during sexual intercourse. In fact, one study found that 23.5% of women with fibroids report pain during sex, as opposed to 9.1% …

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Period kits: what to pack and where to stash them?

0 One particularly overwhelming and aggravating symptom of uterine fibroids is heavy menstrual bleeding. According to EveryDay Health, the theories on this are varied: Uterine fibroids may put pressure against the uterine lining, which can cause more bleeding than usual. The uterus may not contract properly, which means it can’t stop the bleeding. Fibroids may …

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Conquering challenging peaks of all kinds – part two

0 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 …

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With the right attitude and tools, you can move mountains… or at least climb them.

0 No one demonstrates this persistence and its results more vividly than Sophie Lavaud, a cosmetics entrepreneur and event planner turned Himalayan mountaineer. Sophie is the first woman with French, Swiss and Canadian citizenship to scale seven 8000+ meter high mountain peaks, giving her the name “The 56,000 Lady”! She’s reached the summit of Mount …

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Spring renewal – is that even possible with fibroids?

0 After a long, cold winter, feeling the warm sunshine, hearing birds chirp and smelling fresh, beautiful foliage popping up is, for most people, so energizing! Ahh… spring! For women who feel like they have had a close encounter with a steam roller, aka some women suffering from the symptoms of uterine fibroids, that fresh …

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Being social through fibroids AND cold weather

0 Well, winter has been underway for a while, now. While cooler weather and snow activities are the stuff many dream of, for some women suffering from the symptoms of uterine fibroids, the cold can exacerbate chronic pain to the point of forcing them into being nearly housebound. While it may be “easier” to remain …

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Suggested reading list for sufferers of uterine fibroids

0 Given all the downtime created by lack of energy, aggravation from general symptoms, or just the need to slow down during days of heavy bleeding, a diagnosis of uterine fibroids may leave patients with more potential reading time than she would likely have had otherwise. Even the most avid readers are sometimes fresh out …

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Why “Me Time” is a necessity?

0 Work, family, continuing or professional education, housekeeping, grocery shopping, social obligations, bureaucracy… they’re all necessary parts of life. Reality is time-consuming. Things need to happen. Tasks and people need to be taken care of and stuff need to get done. And yes, even today, over a decade into the 21st century, the bulk of …

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8 healthy ways to pamper yourself during PMS and your period

0 Ugh, blah, blech. It’s that week of the month when you wish you could disappear off the face of the planet and not have to interact with anyone… including yourself. Getting your period is no fun – especially if you have to deal with heavy bleeding and manage lots of pain (link here to …

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Coping with body changes caused by fibroids

0 For women suffering from uterine fibroids, difficulties can unfortunately be multi-faceted. On top of the heavy bleeding many women experience, bloating, low energy, anatomical changes in the reproductive system and chronic pain can all add up to make any of us feel down. As much as they say, “Beauty is from within,” when a …

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