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Ignoring the Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids Can Lead to More Problems with Your Health.

In Featured, News, Uncategorized, Uterine Fibroid Embolization by Amy

Uterine fibroids—it’s not something most of us enjoy talking about. Like a heavy menstrual cycle or urinary incontinence, fibroids can cause embarrassment and inconveniences, and worst of all, severe pain.  Chances are you have had or will experience uterine fibroids in your lifetime. These non-cancerous tumors grow within the smooth muscle tissue of the uterus. The tumors are not typically …

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July is Uterine Fibroid Awareness Month and Women have Options for Treatment in Fredericksburg

In Featured, News, Uterine Fibroid Embolization by Amy

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – June 28, 2019 – This July, Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA) is bringing awareness about uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) to the Fredericksburg community, just in time for Uterine Fibroid Awareness Month. Uterine fibroids affect up to 80% of women in their lifetime. VIVA is educating the community about the minimally invasive, highly effective option for the …

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Uterine Fibroids: Understanding the signs, symptoms and steps toward diagnosis.

In Featured, News, Uterine Fibroid Embolization by Amy

“That’s normal.”  You’ve lost count of the times you’ve been told your symptoms are not unusual. You call in sick again. Leaving the house is a struggle. When you do venture out, you make sure you know where all the public restrooms are (and you keep a change of clothes on hand). The heavy bleeding, irregular periods, stabbing pain, exhaustion, …

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Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates Ranked Top Honors in the “Best of the Burg” 2019 Contest

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FREDERICKSBURG, VA – July 8, 2019 – Medical Imaging of Fredericksburg (MIF) and Virginia Interventional and Vascular Associates (VIVA) took first and second place respectively for the “Best Medical Imaging” awards in the 2019 “Best of the Burg” contest. This yearly contest, sponsored by The Free Lance-Star and Fredericksburg.com, uncovers the best options for health/beauty year after year.  Medical Imaging …

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Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE): The Treatment Option Women Need to Know About

In Featured, News, Procedures, Uterine Fibroid Embolization by VIVA

If you’ve been diagnosed with uterine fibroids, you may have been told that surgery is your next step. The two most common uterine fibroid treatments are myomectomy (removing the fibroids) and hysterectomy (removing the entire uterus). For some women, surgical removal is actually the best possible treatment. But like many other women, it may be possible for you to avoid …

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How to Get Rid of Varicose Veins

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Varicose veins are a common condition, affecting an estimated 40 million people in the U.S. The swollen, discolored, and enlarged veins can cause varying degrees of discomfort. In many cases, varicose veins are a sign of underlying concerns. Fortunately, there are a variety of treatment options for varicose veins. These minimally invasive, image-guided procedures are a far cry from the …

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Vein Health: Understanding the Risks Associated with Venous Disease.

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Why Does Your Vein Health Matter? The circulatory system, also known as the vascular system, is the network of organs and vessels that transport nourishment to every cell in the human body. A chief component of this critical system is the thin-walled, interconnected web of structures called veins. Veins are responsible for returning blood to the heart. There are two …

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Women’s Health: Essential Services at VIVA

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Vascular health is a vital component of wellness for women. Vascular Surgeons and Interventional Radiologists diagnose and treat a vast number of vascular conditions and diseases that negatively affect daily life. Establishing a baseline and scheduling routine appointments with a vascular specialists can positively impact your healthcare.

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Are Varicose Veins Dangerous?

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One of the most common misconceptions about varicose veins is that they are simply a cosmetic issue. Having varicose veins can cause some people to become self-conscious because of the discoloration and swelling, but the appearance is not the primary medical concern. Though varicose veins are usually not serious, patients are advised to schedule an examination by a vascular physician …