Natural Fibroids Treatment Hephzibah GA

Whether fibroids are present or not, the most likely cause for heavy bleeding in your age group is perimenopause—the period of changing hormonal patterns that precedes actual menopause. During these years, hormone levels fluctuate widely and ovulation may not occur every month.

Relpha V Escalona, MD
2514 Tobacco Rd Ste C
Hephzibah, GA
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Medical School: Far Eastern Univ, Dr N Reyes Med Fndn Inst Of Med, Manila, Philippines
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Raj Rattan Gupta, MD
(706) 787-6299
8 West Onc EAMC
Augusta, GA
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Medical School: Gsvm Med Coll, Kanpur Univ, Kanpur, Up, India
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Kenneth Irwin Fink, MD
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8 West Onc Clinic
Augusta, GA
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Medical School: Eastern Va Med Sch Of The Med Coll Of Hampton Roads, Norfolk Va 23501
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Oscar Eduardo Talledo, MD
(912) 350-8603
817 Aumond Pl W
Augusta, GA
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Obstetrics & Gynecology, Medical Oncology
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Medical School: Univ Nac Mayor De San Marcos, Prog Acad De Med Humana, Lima, Peru
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Hospital: Memorial Health Univ Med Ctr, Savannah, Ga
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Paul Alan Bilodeau, MD
(706) 736-1830
2101 Central Ave
Augusta, GA
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
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Peter Scott Armstrong, MD
(319) 292-2121
Augusta, GA
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Medical School: Univ Of Il Coll Of Med, Chicago Il 60680
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(706) 787-7665
Fort Gordon, GA
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Medical School: Lake Erie Coll Of Osteo Med, Erie, Pa 16509
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(706) 787-2524
300 W Hospital Rd
Fort Gordon, GA
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(706) 721-2971
1125 Troupe St
Augusta, GA
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Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Ga Sch Of Med, Augusta Ga 30912
Graduation Year: 1964
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Hospital: Doctors Hosp, Augusta, Ga
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(706) 855-1709
2320 Wrightsboro Rd
Augusta, GA
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Medical School: Univ Of Fl Coll Of Med, Gainesville Fl 32610
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Hospital: Doctors Hosp, Augusta, Ga
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Treating Fibroids without Surgery

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By Nancy Lonsdorf, MD

I’m 46, and I’ve been diagnosed with uterine fibroids. My symptoms are very heavy bleeding with menstruation and much longer periods than usual. I’d prefer to avoid surgery. Is there something else that can help?

Whether fibroids are present or not, the most likely cause for heavy bleeding in your age group is perimenopause—the period of changing hormonal patterns that precedes actual menopause. During these years, hormone levels fluctuate widely and ovulation may not occur every month. Both of these factors predispose you to irregular bleeding patterns, including heavy flow, and are the most likely cause of your heavy bleeding, not the fibroid itself. That is why it is important to give nonsurgical approaches a try first, as long as no serious condition exists and you are not dangerously anemic.

Most commonly, perimenopausal hormonal imbalance involves too much estrogen, which builds up the uterine lining, and not enough progesterone, which maintains the lining and helps prevent excessive bleeding. Your doctor may recommend a progesterone-like drug to help slow the flow. If so, request bio-identical progesterone—it’s just as effective as synthetics but comes with fewer side effects. The herb chasteberry (Vitex agnus castus) works to increase your body’s own progesterone production and may help normalize your flow when taken regularly for several months.

Soy foods, licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra), and red clover (Trifolium pratense) all have pro-estrogenic effects, so it’s best to avoid them whenever you experience heavy bleeding. Ditto red meat and other products from hormone-treated animals. Lastly, you want to avoid liver toxins such as alcohol and an unhealthy, junk-food diet since impaired liver function can also lead to excess estrogen buildup.

Author: Nancy Lonsdorf, MD

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