Up to 80% of women may have fibroids in their lifetime. However only 1 in 4 will experience symptoms. Many...
HEAVY BLEEDING (MENORHAGIA):
Fibroids are made of rapid growing abnormal tissue that is supplied by abnormal blood vessels. As they increase in size, they push against the uterine cavity where fragile vessels will leak blood which is then expulsed through the vagina. Because fibroids are constantly recruiting and stealing blood flow from their surroundings, the heavy bleeding can have a tremendous impact on quality of life, hampering your daily and leisure activities. In addition, chronic bleeding leads to anemia which makes your heart work harder than it should to distribute oxygen. That’s why you feel tired and fatigued, short of breath and even dizzy at times. In fact, in some cases, women do require transfusions.
The good news? Uterine fibroid embolization blocks the fibroids from stealing and diverting blood without any need for surgery or cutting the uterus. Moreover, all associated symptoms will regress.