Nehal Farouky, Co-founder and President of Viva Eve helps raise awareness about recognizing fibroid symptoms.
Many women suffer for years with heavy menstrual cycles, cramping or other symptoms without being aware a fibroid or several are growing inside them.
Watch the video at the end to learn more.
“At our practice, we’ve designed a truly inclusive care process that provides patients with empathy, support, education, and a wide range of treatment options.” -Nehal Farouky
YOUR SPECIALTY IS FIBROIDS. WHAT ARE THEY AND WHY ARE THEY SUCH AN IMPORTANT TOPIC FOR WOMEN?
Fibroids are abnormal uterine growths that develop in more than half of the female population in the U.S. by age 50.
Mild fibroid symptoms can give way to more serious medical conditions. While they’re rarely life-threatening, fibroids can make life uncomfortable.
WHAT ARE SYMPTOMS OF FIBROIDS?
- Heavy, prolonged or painful periods with or without clotting.
- Moderate to severe menstrual cramps.
- Irregular monthly bleeding or spotting, bleeding between periods, unpredictable menstrual cycles.
- Pain during sex and loss of libido.
- Difficulty conceiving or infertility.
- Pelvic pressure; distended and bloated abdomen.
- Weak bladder control or frequent urination because of bladder pressure.
- Anemia (low blood count) that can lead to a lack of energy and fatigue.
- Lower back pain and pain in the back of the legs.
WHO IS MOST AT RISK FOR FIBROIDS?
Women are most susceptible to getting uterine fibroids when they are of childbearing age. Unfortunately, research indicates that on average, women wait 3.5 years before seeking help.
The scope of this unspoken problem was what inspired the practice to integrate a personable, warm, comforting ethos.
HOW IS YOUR APPROACH DIFFERENT?
“When we originally set up our practice, our first goal was to design a space that patients enjoy being in,” says Nehal. “We know that going to an Ob/Gyn isn’t the most fun activity, so we did what we could to alleviate that stress.” – Nehal Farouky
In addition to the office’s pleasant amenities, patients are examined in state-of-the-art consultation rooms. Tablets and medical touch screens are used to educate patients and explain different procedures. Certain diagnostic testing is also done in-office, such as sonograms, bloodwork, biopsies, and pap smears.
Apart from the amenities offered at their facility, Viva Eve’s team of fibroid experts work together to give patients more choices than most standard Ob/Gyn offices. They offer both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options so that each woman can choose the right treatment according to her needs.
Nehal suffered from fibroids herself. She and her physician husband started Viva Eve to help other women as they both knew what she experienced.
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