Struggling with Uterine Fibroids?
Are you currently struggling with Uterine Fibroids? If so, you are in the company of roughly 80% of the female population. This incredibly common condition is characterized by non-cancerous growths of the uterus.
What causes Uterine Fibroids?
While the exact cause of Uterine Fibroids is not known, various hormonal, genetic, and growth factors contribute to their existence.
What are the symptoms of Uterine Fibroids?
Unfortunately, women with Uterine Fibroids do not exhibit any symptoms. The Mayo Clinic indicates that the most common causes of Uterine Fibroids are:
Heavy menstrual bleeding
Menstrual periods lasting more than a week
Pelvic pressure or pain
Difficulty emptying the bladder
Backache or leg pains
Am I at risk for Uterine Fibroids?
You have a higher risk of Uterine Fibroids if you have a family history of this condition. Black women have a higher risk of Uterine Fibroids than other ethnicities.
How do I treat Uterine Fibroids?
The Houston Center for Clinical Research is currently conducting a clinical trial for Uterine Fibroids treatment. If you think you have Uterine Fibroids, please call 832-929-6221 to set up an appointment with the Houston Center for Clinical Research. Subjects who qualify for the decide to participate in the study will be compensated for their time and travel.
Alternatively, you can visit your physician. There are many online resources to learn more about Uterine Fibroids. The Mayo Clinic (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/uterine-fibroids/home/ovc-20212509) and Medline Plus (https://medlineplus.gov/uterinefibroids.html) provide a great overview.