Uterine Artery Embolisation, UAE for Fibroids Video

Uterine Artery Embolisation of Fibroids is a treatment carried out by a Radiologist , which is minimal surgery for Fibroids. A Specialist Radiologist , uses a substance to block the blood supply to the fibroids , so that it shrinks. This is a procedure that has been available in the UK on the NHS & privately. Women have experienced substantial shrinkage of their fibroids & relief from symptoms such as Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia, AUB) & pain. There have also been pregnancies after embolisation. Initially it was trialled on older women who didn’t wish to conceive , however younger women worldwide are now using the procedure & achieving pregnancy and therefore avoiding Hysterectomy (womb removal).

Dr Woodruff Walker, the leading Fibroid Embolisation specialist in the UK, has informative videos &  a website at http://www.fibroids.co.uk CLICK HERE

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Femme Fibroid Trial UK Clinical Trial comparing Myomectomy with Embolisation & Fertility


Vitamin D Therapy for Fibroids

Vitamin D & Fibroids

Vitamin D deficiency has been identified as a Risk Factor for the development of fibroids. It has been suggested that Vitamin D therapy could be a new strategy for the prevention and/or treatment of fibroids. Or as a treatment used alongside existing strategies, to help to improve outcomes.

Studies are continuing to establish whether Fibroids can be caused and treated by lifestyle and/or Diet adjustments.

Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumors affecting the health of women of reproductive age. Researchers previously underestimated the prevalence in society , of the condition. The prevalence of Uterine Fibroids is reported to be as high as 70% in Caucasian women and up to 80% of Black Women . Continue reading


Fibroid Support Groups UK & USA

Recommended Links for more information on Fibroids & Symptoms Worldwide (Full Fibroid Directory Coming Soon)

Fibroid Patient Support Groups UK & USA

UK

FEmISA Patient Led Support Group produced by women with fibroids, successfully treated by Uterine Artery Embolisation Patient Experiences, Support & Advice   http://www.femisa.org.uk
FEmISA was set up by women whose fibroids were successfully treated by embolisation who  were keen to avoid hysterectomy and we want to ensure that other women have access to embolisation for the treatment of uterine fibroids by:

  • Informing potential patients/women and GPs and gynaecologists about embolisation and its benefits.
  • Promoting embolisation as the treatment for uterine fibroids.
    Supporting women with fibroids.
  • Helping and lobbying to ensure that all women have access to this treatment.

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