Due to the high prevalence of uterine fibroidsBenign tumours, most often in the uterus. a number of effective treatment options are available that include surgical removal (myomectomy), uterine arteryA blood vessel that carries blood away from the heart. Apart from the pulmonary artery and umbilical artery, all arteries carry oxygenated blood. embolisation, HIFUAn abbreviation for high intensity focused ultrasound, a relatively new method for treating cancer using focused ultrasound waves. and hysterectomyThe surgical removal of the uterus (womb).. However, until recently medical management with drugs had only had a limited application.
In a new article written exclusively for our patient-facing website www.totalhealth.co.uk Consultant Gynaecologist Mr Ertan Saridogan discusses how new medical treatments are currently being assessed for the treatment of uterine fibroids. He looks specifically at the latest selective progesterone receptor modulators (SPRMs), which due to their improved performance profiles may become an alternative to surgery for some patients.