Natural Fibroids Treatment Upper Marlboro MD

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.

Roosevelt Brandly, MD
(202) 832-3207
PO Box 822
Upper Marlboro, MD
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1985

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Mohammed Asgar Hussain, MD
(301) 893-0666
10100 Quince Apple Ct
Upper Marlboro, MD
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Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
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Medical School: Osmania Med Coll, Univ Hlth Sci, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Ap, India
Graduation Year: 1970

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Mutombo Kankonde
(301) 618-5578
1221 Mercantile Lane
Largo, MD
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Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology

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Mahrukh Musharraf Hussain
(301) 618-5578
1221 Mercantile Lane
Largo, MD
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Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Stephen Paul Staal, MD
(301) 618-5630
1221 Mercantile Ln
Largo, MD
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Ca, San Diego, Sch Of Med, La Jolla Ca 92093
Graduation Year: 1972

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Roosevelt Brandly Jr, MD
(202) 832-3207
Upper Marlboro, MD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In Shreveport, Shreveport La 71130
Graduation Year: 1985

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Sarah Ann Leonhard, MD
(301) 599-0460
9440 Pennsylvania Ave
Upper Marlboro, MD
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1974

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Mutombo Kankonde, MD
(301) 618-5630
1221 Mercantile Ln
Upper Marlboro, MD
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ De Kinshasa, Kinshasa, Zaire (Univ Nat'L Zaire)
Graduation Year: 1983

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Mahrukh M Hussain, MD
(301) 618-5630
1221 Mercantile Ln
Largo, MD
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Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Md Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21201
Graduation Year: 1996

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Brian Joseph Heller, MD
(240) 857-2706
1050 W Perimeter Rd Ste BB-50 89 MDOS/SGOMO
Andrews Air Force Base, MD
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Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: La State Univ Sch Of Med In New Orleans, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1997

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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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