Monday, April 14, 2008

NovaSure: Dare to Wear White Campaign!

Do you struggle with heavy periods? Are you a woman over 30 and done having kids? There are some options available to you if you struggle with these health issues!
Women suffering from menorrhagia have a number of treatment options to consider and discuss with their doctor. These include:
Hormone therapy
Hormone-releasing IUDs (Intrauterine Devices)
D & C (Dilation and curettage)
Endometrial ablation
For this last option, NovaSure Endometrial Ablation is the leading choice with more than 500,000 patients successfully treated. The NovaSure procedure is a quick, safe, simple, one-time endometrial ablation treatment. This minimally invasive procedure controls heavy bleeding by using energy to remove the lining of the uterus. The procedure takes about 4 ½ minutes, and only needs to be performed once to lighten or stop your periods. No pretreatment is necessary; it can be performed any time during your cycle, and most women resume their normal activities within 24-48 hours.

The Medical term used for Heavy Periods is menorrhagia.
A dictionary will tell you it means excessive or prolonged menstrual bleeding. A doctor will tell you it’s a medical condition that can have a number of causes.
Generally, menstrual bleeding lasts 4–6 days and totals about 5-6 tablespoons (80 ml).

Signs of menorrhagia include:
Bleeding that lasts a long time and/or interferes with normal activities.
Having to use double protection (a tampon and a pad).
Having to change protection more than every 1-2 hours.
Blood clots in the menstrual flow or constant pain in the lower abdomen.
Getting periods more often than every 21 days.
You can read HERE to find out what may cause menorrhagia.
Dare to Wear White has options for those who suffer with heavy periods. Please go to their site and take their survey by clicking HERE to see if you suffer from menorrhagia. The first 250 women to take the survey will receive a $10 Amazon gift certificate. This survey is only for women who have heavy periods AND are done having children.

This Tour is provided by MomCentral.

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