Uterine Health and Fibroid Treatment Options
WINFIELD, Ill., July 27, 2009 - The causes and treatments for uterine fibroids will be the focus of a free women's community health seminar on Wednesday, August 26 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church in West Chicago (1S260 Joliet Street). The program is being hosted by Nilesh H. Patel, MD, interventional radiologist at Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) and Victor Trinkus, MD, gynecologist from Associates in Gynecology and a member of the CDH medical staff.
According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), at least 25 percent of women suffer from uterine fibroids. Many women dismiss symptoms of fibroids (also known as myomas), such as heavy monthly periods, pain or pressure between the hip bones or back of the legs, a frequent need to urinate, constipation and bloating and an enlarged abdomen. Fibroid-related symptoms cause women to lose an estimated 2 to 4 million days of work a year. African-American women, and women of all backgrounds with a family history, are more likely to develop fibroids than other women. It is estimated that between 50 percent and 80 percent of African-American women will develop fibroids.
Drs. Patel and Trinkus, specialists in the treatment of fibroids, will discuss this women's health issue, including treatment options, and answer any questions the audience may have. Also during the program a patient will share her personal story of how she successfully overcame this challenging health issue.
Refreshments will be served, and the presentation will last approximately one hour. The program is free and open to the public. Space is limited, so please make a reservation by calling 630-933-4CDH (4234)/ TTY 630-933-4833.
About Central DuPage Hospital
Central DuPage Hospital is a nationally recognized 313-bed facility located in Winfield, Ill., a suburb west of Chicago. CDH is a leading center for surgical innovations and was one of the first institutions in the nation to offer robotic-assisted surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery with bio-engineered bone protein and was the first Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in DuPage County.
Recently, CDH was recognized for the third consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report on the list of Best Hospitals in the orthopaedics category.
The hospital is part of an interdependent network of health-care organizations and services, including convenient care centers, occupational health services and a full range of options for senior living, home health and hospice care. For more information or to find a doctor on the CDH medical staff, visit www.cdh.org or call 630-933-4CDH (4234)/ TTY 630-933-4833.
Amy Jo Steinbruecker
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