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The medical community is continually researching ways to provide better treatment services for women with uterine fibroid issues. Clinical trials are one way in which doctors and researchers can learn more about the processes and medications that can alleviate this issue. The following information highlights some of the ongoing trials around the United States.
Research Across America in Texas
Women in Texas who have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids may want to consider the Research Across America clinical trial. This organization aims to learn more about the types of medications that can aid in the reduction of uterine fibroids. Women who become part of this study not only receive potentially life-changing medication for their condition, but also undergo comprehensive evaluation of their wellness during the process. Prospective participants should note that oral contraception is not allowed during the trial.
Sunstone Medical Research, LLC in Oregon
Sunstone Medical Research, LLC is hoping to shed more light on how new medications can help uterine fibroid sufferers. To do so, this facility is requesting the participation of individuals who have both uterine fibroids and excessive menstrual flows. In particular, the organization is looking for women who experience common uterine fibroid complications, including elimination problems, infertility, and uncomfortable menstrual cycles. By providing these women with new forms of medication, Sunstone Medical Research can determine if they are effective in improving their condition.
Women’s Health Research in Arizona
Women who do not respond to uterine fibroid treatment medication may need to undergo more advanced measures to reduce the side effects of their condition. Women’s Health Research is an organization that seeks to find how the minimally invasive Acessa procedure can help uterine fibroid sufferers. During this trial, researchers would like to find out how responsive women are to this form of uterine fibroid treatment.
The Center for Image Guided Medicine at Emory-Adventist Hospital remains on the leading edge of technology and treatment for the benefit of our uterine fibroid patients. If you have been diagnosed with this condition, don’t delay to schedule an appointment at our Smyrna facility. Call (678) 391-4644 or visit our website to learn more about our full range of services for women with reproductive issues.
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Are you an expectant mother? Then now is the time to implement good eating habits for a healthy pregnancy.
This video details some of the foods and nutrients that pregnant women should eat. Minerals such as calcium and iron are particularly important for fetal growth, so be sure to include in your diet foods such as low-fat dairy and lean meat protein, which contain these essential elements. To prevent morning sickness that may derail your attempts to consume enough vitamins and minerals, try eating small portions of food every few hours. When you’re on the go, keeping trail mix with you at all times can prevent unhealthy snacking behaviors.
The Center for Image Guided Medicine at Emory-Adventist Hospital can help you enjoy a healthy and complication-free pregnancy. Call our Smyrna facility at (678) 391-4644 for additional information.
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Uterine artery embolization is a non-surgical treatment option for women suffering from one or more reproductive system-related concerns. This procedure is a minimally invasive process, meaning that many patients who undergo it can be released within hours of receiving treatment. If you have any one of the following medical problems, your doctor might recommend uterine artery embolization for the relief of your symptoms.
Heavy Menstrual Flow
When performing uterine artery embolization, a physician restricts blood flow to the uterus by introducing blocking agents into nearby arteries. For women who regularly experience extremely heavy menstrual flows, this procedure can prove instrumental to improving their quality of life. When more conservative measures cannot alleviate this condition, uterine artery embolization can be a long-term solution.
In some women, blood flow to the uterus may cause it to be unduly large in size. As a result, it may press upon neighboring organs and interfere with their normal function. Women with this problem often suffer from elimination issues. Under some circumstances, uterus pressure can negatively impact colon function and cause constipation. This circumstance can also disrupt bladder operation, making sufferers feel a constant need to relieve themselves.
Uterine Fibroid Diagnosis
Though uterine fibroids do not pose a malignant threat to the women who have them, they can significantly alter their ability to bear children. This condition is a common cause of infertility in women, making uterine artery embolization an important treatment option. If medication proves futile in shrinking or eliminating fibroids in the uterus, a doctor may suggest uterine artery embolization as the next step for effective treatment. In many cases, this procedure can reduce the presence of fibroids and allow for a successful pregnancy.
Do you have more questions about uterine artery embolization? Then call the Center for Image Guided Medicine at Emory-Adventist Hospital at (678) 391-4644 for a consultation. Our Smyrna facility uses the most advanced procedural techniques to provide our patients with the highest level of care. We can answer any inquires you may have about our services.
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Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey is hosting our Winter White Pants Social on January 24th, 2014 from 6 pm to 9 pm at the Melia Hotel Atlanta located at 590 West Peachtree Street, Atlanta. This free event is designed to celebrate women who are free from fibroids and inform women who are still suffering from fibroids. You won't want to miss it! Please RSVP by calling 678-861-7787.