November 1st, 2017
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Uterine fibroids occur commonly and are the most frequent reason for hysterectomy in the United States. Recognizing the risk factors for developing fibroids can help clinicians identify affected individuals and may lead to new approaches to treatment.
Users of the levonorgestrel (LNG) intrauterine system showed an exaggerated response to stress compared to women using a combined LNG pill or those with natural cycles.
Chronic hypertension complicates about 5% of pregnancies and has been associated with higher rates of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR), stillbirth, and, most importantly, superimposed preeclampsia. Although the condition is far from being solved, there have been some major inroads made into its understanding through contemporary investigation.