According to American Psychological Association our jobs influence our lives even outside the workplace. If you are a career women your work defines who you are and is one of the most important elements of your identity. A full time career can be demanding and requires good health. Every health problems has an adverse affect on life but there are certain issues that make you believe that you are not in control of your body anymore. One of these conditions is uterine fibroids that affect thousands of women every year. According to National Institute of Health annual direct health care costs for uterine fibroids exceed $2.1 billion and more than 200,000 hysterectomies are performed each year for uterine fibroids. Fibroids are an important public health concern, both because of the large number of woman affected by them and the large number of hysterectomies undertaken to treat the symptoms they cause. Some of the most common symptoms of fibroids are heavy and prolonged menstrual bleeding that can continue for more than a month, abdominal pain and cramps, frequent urination, pelvic pain and pressure, fatigue and tiredness caused by anemia due to heavy bleeding. Uterine fibroids cause significant fear and morbidity and can compromise workplace performance, according to a recently published survey of nearly 1,000 women in the US, American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the Journal of Women’s Health. 66% of the women surveyed were concerned about missed days from work due to fibroid symptoms, and 24% of employed respondents felt that their symptoms prevented them from reaching their career potential. Whether you are employed by a company or are self employed these symptoms can control your life and even affect your self esteem. Many women suffering from uterine fibroids are afraid to wear any lighter colors as they don’t want their clothes to get stained. Frequent visits to the toilet to change sanitary napkins and the urge to urinate often can be time consuming and embarrassing, Sometimes fibroid pain can be so intense that it is impossible to avoid. If fibroid symptoms are left untreated they can lead to anemia-iron deficiency due to heavy bleeding causing fatigue and tiredness. Feeling tired even after a good rest can be a discouraging factor leading to lack of motivation and poor work performance. At USA Fibroid Centers we are committed to improve the quality of life of our patients. Our interventional radiologists are specialized in the most minimally invasive and non-surgical treatment of fibroids- Uterine Fibroid Embolization(UFE). The procedure is performed at our fibroid centers and the patient can go home after a short recovery. Our doctors have helped thousands of women with heavy bleeding and fibroid pain and will love to help you!
Call (855) 615-2555 to schedule a consultation with one of our interventional radiologists. All treatments at USA Fibroid Centers are covered by insurance plans.