Sunday, 1 January 2017

UFE: Assuring Women with a Fibroid-free and Painless Life

Fibroids are one of the most common female gynaecological health issues that affect large proportion of women around the world, mainly in South Africa. These are non-cancerous tumours that grow in the inner walls of the uterus. They can be found as the single tumour or they occur as clusters. The pain intensity of these fibroids depends upon the size and the location of these tumours. Several women even do not feel the presence of these tumours until they are diagnosed with them. If you want to know about this health disorder, keep on reading to know more-

Symptoms of Fibroids

Women, who are experiencing the following signs, are likely to have uterine fibroids. If you’re suffering from any of these conditions, it’s high time for you to consult a doctor.

  • Heavy and painful period, which lasts for longer time
  • Acute pain in the lower abdomen and pelvic region and swelling of these areas
  •  Increase cramping during menstruation
  •  Frequent urination
  • Pain and discomfort during sexual intercourse
  • Constipation

There are various treatment options available for fibroids. The two most popular surgical procedures involved are the myomectomy and hysterectomy. Though both these procedures are helpful in getting rid of these tumours, they can largely affect the uterus. Thus, UFE or Uterine Fibroids Embolisation is a better option to treat these tumours keeping the uterus intact. Before further delving into the treatment procedures, check the processes by which you can find out these tumours. 

Women must contact a gynaecologist, in order to have a pelvic exam. This preliminary phase would detect the lumps in the uterus. Ultrasound and Pelvic MRI are some tests that are to be conducted, in order to know the exact size and location of the fibroids. In the following discussion, the best treatment for fibroid cure is described in detail.

Uterine fibroid Embolisation (UFE)

The procedure could be divided into the following steps:

  •  The interventional radiologist makes a small incision in the artery of the upper leg.
  • Tiny particles are injected into the artery through the incision.
  • These particles get infused in those blood vessels, which supply nutrients to the fibroids and help them to grow.
  • The injected particles start absorbing the nutrients.
  • Being devoid of sufficient nutrient supply, the fibroids start shrinking and disappear gradually.
UFE is proven the best treatment for fibroids and the related symptoms, in a risk-free manner. Patients need to stay in hospitals overnight and are sedated. However, general anaesthesia or ventilation is not required. The medical institutions with an excellent angiographic theatre and skilled interventional radiologist provide these treatments at a reasonable price. Unlike hysterectomy, UFE preserves your uterus and offers you a pain-free and comfortable experience. Hence, if you want to get rid of these fibroids, you can either choose UFE or go for the fibroids natural treatment options that are available.