Natural Fibroids Treatment Woonsocket RI

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.

Brian David Stoll, MD
(401) 766-9500
55 Hamlet Ave
Woonsocket, RI
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Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
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Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
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David B Stoll
(401) 766-9500
55 Hamlet Ave
Woonsocket, RI
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Hematology / Oncology

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Ahmed Nadeem, MD
(401) 767-1541
116 Eddie Dowling Hwy
North Smithfield, RI
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
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Medical School: King Edward Med Coll, Univ Of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1981

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Nancy Jane Freeman, MD
401-273-7100 x3450
8 Whitney Dr
Lincoln, RI
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Female
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Medical School: New York Med Coll, Valhalla Ny 10595
Graduation Year: 1981

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Gerald Jay Elfenbein, MD
(401) 456-6565
7 Charles River Dr
Franklin, MA
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
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Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1970

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David B Stoll, MD
(401) 766-9500
55 Hamlet Ave
Woonsocket, RI
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Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology
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Male
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Medical School: Med Coll Of Ohio, Toledo Oh 43699
Graduation Year: 1978

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Timothy David Shafman, MD
(401) 480-7155
115 Cass Ave
Woonsocket, RI
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Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
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Male
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Medical School: Harvard Med Sch, Boston Ma 02115
Graduation Year: 1989

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Shahid Peruez Malik, MD
(401) 434-8175
117 Eddie Dowling Hwy
N Smithfield, RI
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
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Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1983

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Maen A Hussein
(401) 658-2020
106 Nate Whipple Hwy
Cumberland, RI
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Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Michael Constantine, MD
(508) 478-2061
14 Prospect St
Milford, MA
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
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Medical School: Tufts Univ Sch Of Med, Boston Ma 02111
Graduation Year: 1988

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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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