Women are biologically appointed to take on the task of childbearing, and to be able to accomplish this, they experience menstruation. Each month a woman produces an egg with the potential to be fertilized and to develop into a human fetus, but when fertilization fails to occur, the egg and the uterus lining to which it is attached must be expelled from the woman's body. This is what happens during a woman's period.
Menstruation has been part of the life of every single woman since the beginning of history; each generation of females has experienced the surprise of realizing that the menstrual cycle has begun during adolescence and has developed ways to manage the condition effectively. While menstrual flow may not be a major problem for most women, others find that the regular periods continually create inconveniences in their lives that they would rather live without. Body pains, cramps, pre-menstrual syndrome-some women will gladly undergo procedures if it would mean that these negative symptoms can be permanently eliminated. In addition, women in middle age who feel that they have no need to bear more children in the future may want to stop having periods altogether. These women have the option of choosing a procedure called Stopflo™ Endometrial Ablation.
This FDA-approved technological advancement in women's healthcare is a procedure that effectively reduces (and in many cases, eliminates) a woman's period. It is a one-time, minimally invasive procedure that treats and permanently removes the endometrium or the lining of the uterus. Stopflo™ can be performed in less than an hour under mild sedation.
This specific type of endometrial ablation can be a more positive experience compared to other solutions that many women have tried in the past. Before, women may have taken hormones, used injectable contraceptives, or inserted IUDs in order to manipulate their monthly periods; they may even have undergone a hysterectomy, an operation that requires incisions to prevent conception and eliminate periods. Stopflo™ is a quick procedure that uses radiofrequency to effectively treat the endometrium; most women can go home within an hour after the procedure and resume normal activity in about two days.
After endometrial ablation, women will no longer have to worry about excessive bleeding that can cause anemia and other health problems. They can avoid the negative side effects of hormone therapy and the invasive impact of a hysterectomy. A woman will no longer have to skip certain activities or refrain from wearing certain pieces of clothing. They can also take part in a wider range of activities that menstruation often caused them to avoid in previous times. They can also experience a dramatic reduction of painful cramps.
Women considering this procedure can consult their gynecologists to determine whether Stopflo™ is the best health solution for their particular case. Women's health professionals encourage their patients to actively participate in finding and undergoing the right habits, treatments, and procedures that provide the most benefits for their overall health, wellness, and quality of life.