Cynthia Bailey isn’t the first RHOA housewife (now former housewife) who has dealt with uterine fibroids. Kandy Burruss and Kenya Moore have also dealt with this issue. With three women on just one show, this shows just how prevalent uterine fibroids are so there is no need for you to feel alone and that there is no solution. As Bailey tells People, she was in a “dark” place as she struggled with fibroids and that an “amazing” procedure brought light back into her life.
IMPORTANT: Many doctors appear to push a hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) on many women struggling with uterine fibroids but make sure that this is a LAST RESORT. There are many other procedures that will treat fibroids while keeping your uterus intact which can be important for some women especially if they wish to carry a child in the future.
Back To Cynthia Baily. According to her;
The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star says that having the benign tumors growing in her womb left her in a “dark place” mentally and impacted so many aspects of her life that she felt like a “disaster.”
“It’s very hard to be in a good space mentally when you’re bleeding all the time and when you don’t have any energy, and you’re anemic and you don’t have the sex drive you used to have,” Bailey, 55, tells PEOPLE.
“Mentally, I found that I was just in a dark place without really knowing I was in a dark place. When I look at photos of myself during that time, it was like the light was gone because I was bleeding to death in a lot of ways.”
Cynthia Bailey whose fibroids had grown so big that fans thought she was pregnant, also states that she rejected the idea of a hysterectomy and opted for a less invasive procedure called the Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) also known as the Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE).
By doing her own research, Bailey discovered UFE, a minimally invasive treatment that is performed by an interventional radiologist, often in an outpatient setting.
Dr. Yan Katsnelson, the founder of USA Fibroid Centers, which has clinics across the country, tells PEOPLE: “[The] procedure is done through [a] catheter. They enter in the wrist or in the groin and the catheter goes around, [into] the blood vessels towards the origin of the arteries that feed the fibroids.”
Read more on Cynthia Bailey’s struggle with fiboids and how she overcame them (this was documented on RHOA a few years ago), here.
Less invasive procedures like the UFE are definitely something to look into if you’re struggling with fibroids like Cynthia Bailey as well as other surgical procedures like the myomectomy which also ensures that your uterus remains intact. Other women also opt for natural methods or use a combination of both because the fact remains that unless you have a hysterectomy (as a last resort of course!), your uterus will remain intact which means that more fibroids may develop in the future. To prevent this situation, Fibroids Miracle is a holistic approach which not only seeks to get rid of fibroids naturally but also to prevent their return, is recommended. Find out more about this natural method here.