Fibroids

According to statistics, 70 percent of White women and 90 percent of Black women have had fibroids by age fifty. As a result of the often times debilitating condition, more than 200,000 hysterectomies are performed each year for uterine fibroids.

Many African-American women have experienced the impact of fibroids, which can cause weight gain, painful menstrual cycles, infertility, and other serious health-related issues. According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health, up to 80 percent of African-American women will develop fibroids in her lifetime. Gessie Thompson, a fibroids awareness advocate, fertility coach, and author of Hope Beyond […]

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), most American women will develop fibroids at some point in their lives. One study found that, by age 50, 80 percent of blacks and 70 percent of whites had fibroids. In many cases, fibroids are believed to not cause symptoms, and in such cases, women may be […]

According to Mayo Clinic, as many as 3 out of 4 women have uterine fibroids sometime during their lives, but most are unaware of them because they often cause no symptoms. Your doctor may discover fibroids incidentally during a pelvic exam or prenatal ultrasound. However, for many women, their fibroids can major cause of problems […]

In the United States, black women are two to three times more likely to have fibroids than white women. These fibroids, which are noncancerous growths that develop on the smooth muscle tissue of the uterus, also occur more often, develop sooner, grow larger, and are more likely to cause severe pain in black women. A variety […]

Dana Roxette, a salon owner in a suburb of Atlanta, Ga., has witnessed a so-called hair revolution over the last 10 years, she told Fox 5 Atlanta. It used to be that 95 percent of the African-American female clients at her College Park salon had chemically relaxed hair. Now only about a quarter wear so-called […]