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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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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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