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Exhausted worn woman relieving symptoms of uterine fibroids after menopause.

What You Need to Know about Uterine Fibroids after Menopause

Known to develop in the uterine walls or inside the uterus, uterine fibroids are growths or tumors that, according to the UCSF Medical Center, can affect as much as 50 percent of women. But it’s important to note that this medical condition does not disappear along with the reproductive years. In fact, women sometimes have […]

varicose veins on female leg closeup, having medical professionals question if varicose veins are dangerous.

Are Varicose Veins Dangerous?

Varicose veins affect up to 35% of people in the United States. These occur when veins close to the skin’s surface become enlarged and appear more prominent. Many people who have these are most concerned about how they make the legs appear. This makes sense since the twisted, blue or purple appearance can be a […]

Varicose veins in pregnant women. Woman sits on bed and points her finger at swollen veins.

How Does Pregnancy Affect Varicose Veins?

Up to 50 percent of American women may be affected by varicose veins at some point in their lives, according to the American College of Phlebology. Considering that varicose veins are a potential side effect of pregnancy, it’s no wonder many pregnant women commonly experience this medical issue. However, if you already have varicose veins, […]

US Marine Corps Veteran Navigates Multiple Health Issue with the Support of GVI’s Dr. Sendhil Subramanian

Not all medical success stories start with a single issue and end with a single treatment –particularly in the complex field of vascular health. A perfect example of that is Alicia Fielder, a United States Marine Corps Veteran and current Dental Assistant and Office Manager in the Brookhaven area. Alicia had debilitating pain and swelling […]

Older black woman sitting on a couch, wondering What are the Different Types of Fibroids?

What are the Different Types of Fibroids?

Non-cancerous, uterine fibroids are quite common and impact many women. Most people who develop them remain symptom-free, but some may experience heavy menstrual bleeding and pain. Understanding the different types of fibroids and their symptoms is the first step in being able to appropriately treat them. What Are Fibroids? Fibroids are muscular tumors that grow […]

Healthy food in containers (chicken, avocado, walnuts, and apples), good examples of a uterine fibroids diet.

What Kind of Diet Should I Follow if I Have Uterine Fibroids?

While the cause of uterine fibroids is unknown, it’s common knowledge that fibroid growth is largely fueled by estrogen. One of the best ways to control the estrogen count in your body is by eating a certain diet, which means this diet can also increase or decrease the risk of fibroid development. Adding certain foods […]

Common Signs of Vascular Problems

Your body’s complex vascular system consists of arteries, veins, and capillaries. Any issue that interrupts this highway of blood vessels can cause a multitude of problems. Ignoring the symptoms of vascular disease can lead to severe pain, disability, and even death. Knowing what the common signs of vascular problems are and when you should seek […]

Man suffering from one of the common migraine triggers.

Common Migraine Triggers and How to Avoid Them

If you suffer from migraines, you know the symptoms can sometimes be incapacitating. Common symptoms often include nausea, dizziness, vomiting, and sensitivity to light, sound, and odors. By identifying the signs of a migraine onset, though, you can learn to identify your specific triggers. More importantly, you can implement preventive tools to help you manage this […]

Male understanding the relationship between Understanding the Relationship Between Smoking and Male Fertility with help of family

Understanding the Relationship Between Smoking and Male Fertility

Ask any regular smoker or chewer of tobacco, and most will agree it takes only a short amount of time to become addicted to nicotine. A nicotine habit like smoking has been linked to a multitude of adverse health issues and those using tobacco are highly encouraged to stop. Keep reading below to understand the […]

Mother and daughter discussing period and uterine fibroids

Tips for Talking With Your Daughter About Periods and Uterine Fibroids

For many young girls, understanding what’s happening with their bodies while going through puberty is very important to them. A planned outing or a special weekend getaway can be an ideal opportunity to discuss such personal changes. Girls should know what to expect when puberty hits, and if possible, they should feel confident in the […]