Connect with us

HEALTH

Mystery of Fibroids!

Avatar

Published

on

Mystery of Fibroids!

Do you know that 80% of all women develop fibroids till the age of 50, although, most of them remain asymptomatic? If fibroids are this much common, you must have some knowledge about this disease. So,

What are fibroids?

Fibroids are basically abnormal growth in the female uterus.

It is the most common occurring benign tumor of the female genital tract but it does not receive that much ‘respect’ probably because its clinical incidence is almost half of its histological incidence.

What are the types of fibroids?

It can be subserosal, intramural, or submucosal if it is present outside on the surface of the body; in the middle/muscular layer; or inside just below the mucosa, of the uterus, respectively.

Subserosal fibroids are termed as pedunculated if they grow with a stalk-like projection.

What are the causes of fibroids?

Causes of fibrosis are not that much clear, however, following fit the best;

  • Mostly due to high levels of estrogen and progesterone in the body. (These hormones are involved in the regeneration of uterus lining after menstruation, and that’s why their excess production causes abnormal growths in the uterus.)
  • Genetics. fibroids run in families
  • Deficiency of micronutrients like vitamin D (as it inhibits cellular proliferation and extracellular matrix production in fibroids)

What puts you at risk of fibroids?

You may be at risk if you have,

  • >30 years of age
  • Positive family history
  • Pregnancy
  • African-American
  • Vitamin D deficiency – etc.

What are the symptoms?

It depends…. If you have submucosal fibroids, you may experience profuse menstrual bleeding. On the other hand, if growths are small or developed after menopause, you may remain asymptomatic.

Symptoms may include,

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Prolonged menstrual phase
  • Pelvic pain
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Frequent micturition (urination)
  • Constipation

So, if you are in your 40s, and are having abnormally prolonged and profuse menstruation with pelvic pain, go see your doctor. You may have fibroids.

How are the fibroids diagnosed?

Gynecologists can diagnose fibroids on pelvic examination but they may need more test for confirmation like,

  • Ultrasound
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the pelvis – it gives a clearer picture of the condition of the uterus, as well as other pelvic organs like ovaries, etc.

How to treat fibroids?

Treatment options relate to the severity of symptoms but medications are typically the first line of therapy while invasive surgery is definitive but should be last resort.

  • Medications
    • For suppressing the symptoms of fibroids, you can take anti-inflammatory drugs (like ibuprofen), pain killers, etc.
    • For shrinking fibroids, you can use Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) agonist as well as the antagonist which acts by reducing estrogen/progesterone levels, and decreasing production of FSH/LH, respectively.
  • Surgery

If medications are not giving good results or the fibroids are large, surgeons perform,

  • Myomectomy – limited removal of the uterus, typically only the muscular layer
  • Hysterectomy – complete removal of the uterus in which case, you will not be able to bear a child again.
  • Minimally invasive: Uterine fibroid embolization
    • A newer treatment option that is gaining traction and involves targeted blood flow reduction of fibroid leading to its shrinkage and ultimate expulsion from the body.
    • This therapy is now available in an office setting as well in select geographies. Five Clinics, specializing in the treatment of Fibroids and Veins is one such center in central Ohio delivering this cutting edge treatment in an office. More information at www.fiveclinics.com

1)National Uterine Fibroids Foundation. (2010). Retrieved July 22, 2020, from http://nuff.org/health_statistics.htm

2)Okolo, S. (2008). Incidence, etiology, and epidemiology of uterine fibroids. Best practice & research Clinical obstetrics & gynecology22(4), 571-588.

3)Baird, D. D., Hill, M. C., Schectman, J. M., & Hollis, B. W. (2013). Vitamin D and risk of uterine fibroids. Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.)24(3), 447.

HEALTH

What to do in case of carpal tunnel syndrome during pregnancy?

Umar Nisar

Published

on

What to do in case of carpal tunnel syndrome during pregnancy

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a problem affecting the hand and occurs due to a combination of health conditions and activities that put pressure on the median nerve of the wrist. Due to excessive pressure on the median vein, the amount of space in the carpal tunnel decreases and the amount of tissue in the tunnel and the sensitivity of the median nerve increases. This can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome.

The swelling which is common during pregnancy can crowd the structures in the carpal tunnel and lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, especially when combined with forceful or constant movements of the hand and finger.

Swelling which commonly occurs during pregnancy, puts pressure on the median nerve in the wrist and causes symptoms of aching and tingling. Causes of carpal tunnel syndrome, even during pregnancy are most often associated with repetitive motion and ergonomic strain. Due to reduced mobility and a lot of resting, the circulation to the hands and other extremities is also quite slow. And if the female has repetitive hand motions or works at a desk job, she is more likely to experience carpal tunnel syndrome during pregnancy.

Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome during pregnancy?

Symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome during pregnancy include; numbness, tingling, pain, dull ache, swelling, hot fingers,  decreased sensation in the fingers and difficulty holding objects. Symptoms of this condition are usually worse at night or early in the morning and can be felt in the fingers, hand, wrist and in worst cases, in the forearm and shoulder.

What to do in case of carpal tunnel syndrome during pregnancy?

Carpal tunnel syndrome is very common during pregnancy. Conservative management for up to 3 months is recommended for carpal tunnel syndrome related to pregnancy.  Females who still experience the same pain and symptoms after delivery should consult an orthopedic surgeon.

The more you take care and manage the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, the better you are likely to feel after delivery. Here are some remedies you can try to reduce symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome during pregnancy-

●      Wrist splints

Wear wrist splints to relieve pain and other symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome during pregnancy. The splint will keep your wrist from bending forwards and thus prevent symptoms from getting worse. Try wearing splints most of the time, including overnight, for the best results.

  • Exercise 

Exercises and stretching the wrists can further assist with the symptoms of CTS. Raise your hand above your heart level and then open and close the hands to make a gentle fist. Repeat the same for 5 -10 times, several times a day. This exercise can help reduce the stiffness in the finger joints and help reduce swelling caused due to carpal tunnel syndrome.

●      Modify your lifestyle and activities

Changing your daily routine and the way in which you carry out everyday tasks to reduce bending of the wrist and the pressure exerted in the carpal tunnel can readily improve and manage the symptoms. Try to keep your wrist relaxed and neutral as much as possible. 

Avoid sleeping on the affected side and raise the affected arm on a pillow, if possible. Keep your wrist from bending forward while doing your everyday tasks. Wear a wrist splint to prevent forward bending of your wrist. Avoid lifting heavy weights or performing activities which can make the symptoms worse.

How can you manage swelling due to carpal tunnel syndrome in pregnancy?

Using cold or ice packs on the inner part of your wrist or placing the hands in a cold water bath for about 30 seconds to 1 minute can also help in reducing the swelling.  It is advised to stop following these if your symptoms worsen. Try to rest with your hands above the heart level for a few minutes, several times a day.  Following such habits regularly can help reduce symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome during pregnancy.

When will pregnancy related carpal tunnel syndrome end?

Just like your feet return back to their normal size, carpal tunnel syndrome is also likely to resolve on its own after delivery. It may take a few months for the symptoms to resolve or completely go away. However, symptoms are likely to stay longer if you are breastfeeding.

Carpal tunnel usually resolves on its own after delivery as the fluid retention decreases. But if this does not happen or symptoms of CTS worsen after delivery, you should get in contact with an expert orthopedic surgeon who can suggest to you what your next steps should be.

If the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome do not go away after trying non-surgical methods or lifestyle changes, the orthopedic doctors may suggest undergoing carpal tunnel release surgery. Consult the best orthopedic surgeons at Pristyn Care who specialize in carpal tunnel surgery.

Continue Reading

HEALTH

Strong Foundations Of Ekol Hospitals Leads To Success

Umar Nisar

Published

on

Strong Foundations Of Ekol Hospitals Leads To Success

Ekol Hospitals, which were established in Izmir by BAZ group companies in 2007, is an innovative hospital in terms of worldwide treatment and treatment strategies with a solid and dynamic staff.

In this context, Ekol hospitals can compete with other European-based institutions in medical sciences with its innovative structure and innovative spirit.

The importance of experienced staff and it’s outcome

According to researches, the service quality of a hospital is directly proportional to the experience and knowledge of its staff. In this context, Ekol Hospitals, which have always had an experienced and dynamic staff since the day they were founded, is an institution that has proven itself in this sense.

Ekol hospitals have doubled their efficiency, especially in the service and services it provides abroad, and raised its prestige by getting full points from the patients it serves. Chief of staff of Ekol reports as follows; “It took a lot of energy to get to where we are, but we are very happy with the results. I think we brought together the right staff, I can see this by looking at the satisfaction level of our patients.”

According to the latest statistics, The organization which guarantees a 100% service experience to the patients visiting Ekol hospital, provides its patients with a service experience of up to 99%. As such, Ekol hospitals maintain their relations with their patients after the treatment process, giving personal importance to the relations they established with their patients and provides support not only in the subjects they receive service but also in all medical matters in general.

 

“Our Obesity treatments is a successful one, and attracts lots of patients across the world” Manager of the international relationship said.

Ekol, which has proven itself in the fields of Orthopedics, Gynecology and Cardiology, has come a long way in Obesity and has become one of the few organizations in Europe. Sarah, who previously chose Ekol due to affordable pricing and received medical services in the field of Orthopedics, was more than satisfied with her experience and brought her own sister to Ekol hospitals for obesity treatment. Stating that the obesity treatment process has been very positive, Sarah also states that Ekol hospitals are well advanced in terms of obesity treatment and strategies. She does this based on his past experiences; “My family also has genetic obesity, I had taken my mother to treatment in Europe before, but it cost us a lot. Without damaging our economy by choosing Turkey, we have received the same treatment we received in Europe. “

After leaving the hospital, Sarah stated that if her family has obesity problems again, she will apply to Ekol hospitals again. A whole team of people who took care of her and her sister stated that they had a hole in their hearts. This was unexpected for everyone. “Sarah was a person who always made us laugh and spread positivity around her thanks to this attitude, so I think we did our best for her.”

Continue Reading

HEALTH

ENT Specialist Sugar Land TX: Know Your Symptoms

Umar Nisar

Published

on

ENT Specialist Sugar Land TX: Know Your Symptoms

ENT stands for ear, nose, and throat. Your ear, nose, and throat are very important parts of your body. Just like other parts of the body, they also can have various problems associated with them. Their problems can be associated with a variety of discomfort felt at almost all times ranging from eating to sleeping. Thus, it is very important that you visit and seek help in getting rid of your ear, nose, and throat problems from ENT Specialist Sugar Land TX.

Most people with ear, nose, and throat problems are often plagued with a wide range of symptoms that the specialist will go through during the treatment. Their problems are often detrimental to health and so you must seek the help of an ENT specialist Sugar Land TX as quickly as possible.

Most visits to the hospital are related to problems of the ear, nose, and throat. The importance of visiting a specialist cannot be overemphasized. The specialist will carefully look through your symptoms and give you the best prescription to alleviate the problems and quicken your journey to total recovery.

There are a lot of ENT problems ranging from minor problems like allergies to major problems like malignancies, all of which can have various effects on the individual.

What Can the ENT Specialist Do?

Having gone through the required training, they are well equipped to tackle problems related to

  1. The ear: problems such as hearing impairment, pain in the ears, ringing in the ears, and congenital disorders of the ear can be treated by ENT specialist Sugar Land TX.
  2. The nose: problems that can affect the nasal cavities and sinuses can be treated by the ENT specialist.
  3. The throat: problems of the throat which can affect various activities like singing, eating, speaking, and swallowing can be treated by the ENT specialist.

When Should You See an ENT Specialist?

Booking an appointment with an ENT specialist Sugar Land TX is very important when you have any of the following problems

  • Tonsil infection: A bacterial infection of your tonsils can lead to tonsillitis, with symptoms such as sore throat, bad breath, swollen tonsils, fever, and problems with swallowing.
  • Ear infection or inflammation: This can be caused by cold and flu viruses. Its symptoms include ear pain, irritation, fever, and sleeping issues.
  • Allergy: A lot of people suffer from allergies. There are various allergy triggers which include pollen, food, mold, dust, insects, pets, and much more. People with allergies can experience coughing, running nose, fever, headache, skin rashes, sneezing, and many more.
  • Hearing loss
  • Sinus infections: Sinus infections are caused by bacteria. Its symptoms include headache, teeth pain, stuffiness, congestion and so much more.
  • Tinnitus( ringing in the ears)
  • Problems with breathing
  • Problems with balance
  • Sleep apnea
  • Acid Reflux

Treatment Plan

After a complete ENT examination and based on the diagnosis, your ENT specialist would offer treatment and prescription. This can include the use of medication, surgery, and lifestyle changes. If you have any of the symptoms listed above, you may want to visit ENT specialist Sugar Land TX to get tested and commence treatment.

Continue Reading

Trending

%d bloggers like this: