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Prostate Artery Embolization

What is Prostate Artery Embolization? Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men. In fact, nearly one out of every seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lifetime. If caught …

Uterine Fibroid Risk Factors

Are you at risk for having uterine fibroids? If you’re at risk for developing uterine fibroids, take comfort in the fact that you’re not the only one. About 40% of women will have or have had a uterine fibroid by …

Is Liver Cancer Genetic?

Is liver cancer passed through genes? Liver cancer is the third most common type of cancer in the world, so it makes sense that researchers are looking at genetic causes of the disease. While some cases of liver cancer are …

What You Need to Know About Peripheral Artery Disease

What do you know about PAD? Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a condition that affects the arteries that service the arms and legs. These arteries become narrowed and blocked over time, making it harder for blood to reach the limbs. …

What You Need To Know About Varicose Veins

Varicose Veins and Your Health Varicose veins are unsightly, painful and can even limit your ability to walk or perform other daily activities. They are commonly seen in the legs of older men and women and/or in those who spend …

Tips for Men with Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

How to Manage Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland that can cause a variety of symptoms including urinary retention, difficulty starting urination, and potentially even impotence and/or incontinence. Other common symptoms …

Arteries and the Circulatory System

Heart, blood, arteries, veins The human body is a complex machine. Nearly 70% of it is made up of water, and every part of our body performs a different function. A vital component within the circulatory system is the cardiovascular …

What Exactly Are Veins?

Veins: What are they? Veins are one of the major carriers of blood in your body. They circulate blood from your heart and back to it again. Veins also help to regulate blood pressure, keep you cool, and maintain the …

4 Causes of Uterine Fibroids

So, you’ve been diagnosed with uterine fibroids… If you’ve been diagnosed with uterine fibroids or are in the risk category for them, it can be scary to know that they can cause a lot of pain and discomfort. It can …

THE 5 MOST COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT UTERINE FIBROIDS

WHO GETS FIBROIDS?   Uterine fibroids (leiomyomas) are the most common pelvic tumor in women and 40% of all women by the time they turn 40 have uterine fibroids. One Washington DC health plan study showed that approximately 80% of African American women …

WHY THE TOP INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGIST IN PORTLAND HAS A PASSION FOR TREATING UTERINE FIBROIDS AND PAD

When I began my career in Interventional Radiology, I was primarily focused on the women’s health issues surrounding procedures involved in uterine fibroid treatment options, primarily Uterine Fibroid Embolization or UFE. For me, informed consent is important; however, in many cases the …

PROBLEMS WITH YOUR FEET? MAYBE YOU SHOULD SEE A VASCULAR SPECIALIST ALONG WITH YOUR PODIATRIST

Some 75% of Americans experience foot problems at some point in their lives. Many of them consult a Podiatrist for relief from their foot pain, tingling feet, and wounds on the feet. This is good, because to some extent your …

FIBROID SPECIALIST IN PORTLAND ANSWERS THE QUESTION: WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF I HAVE UTERINE FIBROIDS?

As a fibroid specialist in Portland, I love to answer questions about uterine fibroids and what they mean to the women who have them. I am deeply concerned with patient education, and want to present ALL of the possible treatment …

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