[This blog does not contain medical advice. I am not a physician, I am a journalist and blogger who is interested in expanding the conversation about this and other topics. If you have a medical condition, please consult your doctor. I also encourage you to seek more medical opinions if you are not satisfied with the original physician’s opinion.]
I am feeling dissatisfied with the American medical profession’s attitude towards fibroid tumors in women and that is why I am starting this post.
About 20-80 percent of women deal with fibroid tumors by the age of 50 (source). What the heck! These numbers are way too high.
I feel that there is a negligence going on, and the root causes of this epidemic are not being adequately explored. Without understanding the causes, prevention and avoidance are difficult, if not impossible.
I thought by opening up a conversation that is more global in nature, perhaps we could understand alternative ways to manage and avoid a fibroid diagnosis.
Don’t we want to help our daughters avoid fibroids in their futures? We assume that progress will happen in the medical community, and yet, too often progress in women’s health issues is not prioritized.
I have come close to death twice because of fibroid tumors, and I continue to wish to keep my uterus. I have no problem with others who have undergone fibroid surgery. For some women, there are no alternatives. Yes, fibroid are a sensitive topic and the topic can bring up challenging emotions, but we have to talk about them anyway. Regardless of the outcomes of medical diagnoses, we can still explore this topic and try to suss out solutions for women in the future.
I have written about issues related to fibroid tumors before. Please visit the following posts for more information. I am proud to say that a woman wrote to me and said the information I shared was instrumental in surviving surgery. I am humbled by such feedback, and I have a keen desire to share information that helps women thrive despite challenging circumstances.
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