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What Causes Uterine Fibroids? Nov 1st, 2019

Uterine fibroids — the medical term is leiomyomata — are benign tumors that develop and grow within your uterus. Although uterine fibroids are noncancerous tumors, they can impact your day-to-day life. If you suspect you have a fibroid, you’re not alone. As many as 80% of women develop fibroids by...

3 Non-Surgical Solutions for Chronic Back Pain That Really Work Oct 1st, 2019

Are you forced to miss days of work or the joy of social activities because of back pain? If so, you're not alone. An estimated 31 million Americans are right there with you. The good news is, treatment is available — and it doesn't have to require surgery. Here at...

The Importance of Detecting Early Signs of Prostate Cancer Sep 1st, 2019

Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer in men, exceeded only by skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, each year in the U.S. about 165,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and another 30,000 die from the disease. About one out of every 41 men...

Varicose Veins Aren’t Just A Cosmetic Concern Aug 14th, 2019

If you have varicose veins, you know they can be quite unsightly. You may try covering them up with long pants and long skirts. You may even avoid going to the beach because they embarrass you. But varicose veins aren’t just a cosmetic concern. The enlarged, purple-blue or red veins...

Treat Your Worst Fibroids With Fibroid Embolization, Not a Hysterectomy Jun 30th, 2019

Uterine fibroids are abnormal growths in your uterine wall. These masses can be tiny like a seed or grow as large as a grapefruit. You can have one fibroid or many, and they can develop slowly over years or within a few months. And, while a fibroid is considered a...

How To Know When Uterine Fibroids Should Be Removed Apr 1st, 2019

Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that affect nearly 30% of all women between the ages of 30-45 and up to 70% of African American women by the time they reach 50 years of age. While not life-threatening, they may lead to complications and pain that can severely affect a woman’s...

Common Signs Of Venous Insufficiency You Should Know Mar 1st, 2019

Venous insufficiency is defined as the failure of veins to properly circulate blood from the legs back to the heart. It’s one of the most common chronic diseases in the United States, affecting up to 40% of women and 20% of men by the age of 50. With anywhere from 20...

Suffering From Leg Ulcers And Pain? Feb 1st, 2019

Leg pain can take a serious toll on the quality of an individual’s life. Everyday activities that had been enjoyed for years on end may soon become impossible. Unfortunately, leg ulcers are a fairly common occurrence among middle-aged to senior men and women. As we age, our circulation begins slowing down and...

How Long Does It Take Fibroids To Shrink After Ufe? Jan 1st, 2019

In this new age of medical technology, a hysterectomy surgery is no longer the only choice for women suffering from fibroids. Uterine fibroid embolization, or UFE, is an innovative, minimally invasive procedure that aims to relieve uterine pain, bloating, heavy bleeding during menstruation, and other fibroid symptoms without the pains and expenses...

What Causes Pelvic Congestion Syndrome? Dec 1st, 2018

Do your legs ache after sitting or standing for an extended period of time? Do you often feel pain in your hips or lower back? Is your period heavy or abnormal? If these symptoms describe you, there is a chance you may be suffering from pelvic congestion syndrome (PCS). PCS...

Fibroids And Pregnancy Nov 1st, 2018

Motherhood is a beautiful gift that women all over the world are ecstatic to experience. Few life events elicit more joy than bringing life into the world. For nearly thirty percent of women that are affected by uterine fibroids, this dream of motherhood may be plagued by anxiety about their health...

How To Strengthen Veins And Arteries Oct 1st, 2018

Your circulatory system is made up of an intricate roadway of veins and arteries that would stretch almost 100,000 miles if removed from the body. Our arteries and veins are responsible for transporting blood back and forth from the heart to the tissues of the body, playing a vital role...

Uterine Polyp Vs. Fibroid: Knowing The Difference Sep 1st, 2018

As women, we generally know when something is not quite right with our bodies. When it comes to growths such as polyps vs. fibroids, there are often accompanying symptoms that alert you to the problem. Perhaps you have noticed abnormal or heavier vaginal bleeding. Maybe your uterus protrudes more than...

Spider Veins Vs. Varicose Veins: Differences, Causes, And Prevention Aug 1st, 2018

Vein disease affects patients in many different ways. Perhaps the pain prevents you from doing things you love. Or maybe swelling kicks up after a long day of work. Symptoms can vary, but when it comes to varicose and spider veins, many of our patients share common complaints. Though varicose...

3 Types Of Foods To Avoid With Fibroids Jul 1st, 2018

You know the feeling. It’s that time of the month, and you have to worry about whether you might have an embarrassing accident if you’re away from home for too long. Or that you might feel faint from blood loss. For many women, this is the reality of living with...

Alate On Great Day Houston Jun 1st, 2018

On Tuesday, October 3, Dr. Doe visited Great Day Houston to chat with host Deborah Duncan about fibroids and uterine fibroid embolization (UFE), a minimally-invasive procedure. Patient Aladraine Hart joined him to discuss how her UFE treatment changed her life. Before Ms. Hart saw Dr. Doe, she was told that...

4 Myths About Fibroids May 1st, 2018

Though fibroids are a common occurrence among women – affecting as many as 75% in their lifetime – an aura of mystery still clouds them, especially when it comes to fibroid symptoms and treatment options. Distinguishing the myths from the facts can be confusing, and it can be hard to...

Migraines: Causes, Risk Factors, And Treatment Options Apr 1st, 2018

They can begin with a whisper, a small sign that no one else might notice as problematic: a flash of light; maybe a twinge of nausea. Anyone who suffers from migraines watches for these warnings of an impending attack, as they know the intense, debilitating pain and disruption of life...

Smokers: Don’t Risk Losing Your Legs! Mar 1st, 2018

We’ve all heard the Surgeon General’s warnings about smoking. Most people know about the risk of lung cancer, but many other health concerns can also arise as a result of smoking. In fact, smoking poses the greatest danger to the health of your arteries. At Alate Health, one of the...

Your Shoes And Varicose Veins Feb 1st, 2018

Most of us have suffered for fashion at some point, but in some cases your wardrobe choices can cause more than just fleeting pain. That perfect pair of shoes might look amazing, but they could be contributing to your issues with varicose veins. Varicose veins and spider veins are a sign...

Heart-Healthy Tips To Improve Circulation Jan 1st, 2018

Our circulatory system is a marvel, comprised of arteries, veins, and capillaries that transport nutrients, water, and oxygen to cells in our bodies to keep us alive. In order to function properly, this 60,000-mile superhighway needs our support to stay healthy and in the best working order. Restricted blood flow...

Heaviness & Aching? It Could Be Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Dec 1st, 2017

You may notice it after a long shopping trip or after a night out with friends: lower back pain, aching in your legs, and maybe even abnormal bleeding. Usually you lie down to ease the pain, but it doesn’t always work. Maybe you’ve suffered for years with no answers. If...

You Have Fibroid Treatment Options Nov 1st, 2017

For some, fibroids are a mere nuisance. For others, though, they can significantly affect the way they live their lives. If you’re one of the nearly 30% of American women ages 30-45 who are afflicted with fibroids, you may have heard that the only way to treat them is with...