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Lets Talk About Fibroids

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Fibroids are non-cancerous growths made of muscle and fibrous tissue that develop in the uterus. They affect 1 in 3 women and are more common in Black women. Unmanaged fibroids can have a significant impact on the lives of women living with them, particularly through causing discomfort and impacting fertility. 

To mark fibroid awareness month we held an important webinar discussing fibroids, what they are, how they are diagnosed, and treated. Our panel of experts included:

• Dr Stacey Picart – An Obstetrics and Gynaecology registrar who gave a presentation on the causes and treatment of fibroids and answered the questions that stimulated an important discussion surrounding the range of treatment options for fibroids and the impact on fertility.

• Miss Amanda Tchie – A haematology nurse who gave her lived experience with fibroids. She discussed her journey through diagnosis, to treatment, and also gave an invaluable account of her experience leading up to and following surgery for her fibroids. She described the immediate aftercare as well as the expectations once at home and discharged from hospital, giving useful tips and advice along the way.

• Miss Amaeze Madukah – A registered Nutritionist and Co-founder of the Diverse Nutrition Association, who spoke about the types of foods to eat and those to avoid to help manage the symptoms of fibroids.  She also spoke about the newly launched African and Caribbean Eatwell Guide, a culturally appropriate nutrition tool to help improve health outcomes for patients.

This was a down to earth webinar without medical jargon, where all questions were welcomed. The event was sold out with close to 100 attendees.

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