Dr. John C Lipman discusses fibroids and treating them on the Women Are Worthy Show with host Jacqlyn Charles. During this informative conversation, Jacqlyn briefly touches on her own journey with fibroids as a Jamaican-American woman. Dr. Lipman talks about fibroids being a major issue in more women of color, specifically African-Americans due to low iron and the body not producing enough blood to replace what has been lost. His most potent advice? No matter what your doctor tells you, you DO NOT have to get a hysterectomy if you have fibroids. Dr. Lipman has a non-surgical outpatient procedure to block blood flow to fibroids in the uterus called uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) or uterine artery embolization (UAE) that takes only 30 – 45 minutes to perform. Diet and exercise also play large roles into fibroids and the pain associated with them; eating foods high in hormones could cause your body to produce excess estrogen, which could aid in the development of fibroids. Stay tuned to learn more!