4 Common Uterine Fibroid Misconceptions

Uterine fibroids are common and affect many women each year. According to the Society of Interventional Radiology, “research has shown that uterine fibroids will affect 70% of white women and 80% of African American women in the U.S. by the time they are 50 years old.”

Uterine fibroids are growths that occur in the muscle cells of the uterus. They can range in size from so small they’re undetectable by the human eye to bulky masses that can enlarge the uterus. 

Keep reading to discover four common misconceptions patients have about uterine fibroids.

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National Men’s Health Week: Take Charge of Your Health

National Men’s Health Week is June 15-21 this year! This health initiative serves as a reminder for men to take steps toward a healthier lifestyle. There are many different ways men can take charge of their health, which vary by age group, family history, and more. Below are a few healthy habits to try incorporating this year:

  • Active lifestyle
  • Healthy eating
  • Reducing stress
  • Quitting smoking
  • Preventive screenings
  • Yearly checkups

The physicians at Vascular & Vein Institute of Siouxland specialize in treating many conditions, some of which affect more men than women. Keep reading to learn more about abdominal aortic aneurysms and carotid artery disease.

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