Ultrasound Of Fibroids

Home Ultrasound Therapy Machines for Fibromyalgia Treatment

Fibromyalgia is a never-ending, health circumstance that is best described by defining its symptoms. These include, but definitely are not limited to: all-over body pain in the muscles, ligaments and tendons; numerous sore-to-the-touch areas on the body, or tender points, where even the slightest strain causes immense pain and recurrent tiredness even after lengthy sleep. The indications of Fibromyalgia can vary according to the time of day, weather, stress and/or physical activity. There are no medical tests for Fibromyalgia. Doctors must first rule out all other conditions that could be causing these symptoms before diagnosing a patient with Fibromyalgia.

Experts theorize that people with Fibromyalgia never truly reach the profound restorative phase of sleep, and that is where the exhaustion comes from. Those with the condition can sleep for extensive periods of time and still wake up feeling tired. A couple of sleep disorders associated with Fibromyalgia are Restless-Leg Syndrome and Sleep Apnea.

Experts have also come up with a theory of why those with Fibromyalgia feel pain. They believe those with the condition have a lower limit to pain because of heightened feelings in the brain to pain stimuli. They also believe that those with the condition have repetitive nerve stimulus that causes the brain to change. The brain simply overreacts to pain signs.

The intense, chronic pain and sensitivity in muscles and ligaments experienced by Fibromyalgia sufferers can be debilitating and persistent. Although more common in females, Fibromyalgia can happen to anyone and occur at any time. The largest obstacle with Fibromyalgia is that there is no known cure, which means a lifetime of pain relieving drugs, such as NSAIDS (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) or other specialized medications. Such prescriptions can be expensive and have unpleasant side effects.

Other treatment options for Fibromyalgia include, hot and cold packs, stretching, regular exercise and ultrasound therapy. Therapeutic ultrasound for the treatment of fibromyalgia can provide deep tissue stimulation and pain relief. Ultrasound physical therapy can be a very effective way to manage the pain of Fibromyalgia.

Ultrasonic waves penetrate the skin to cause vibrations in tendons and soft tissues, providing gentle deep tissue heating that decreases pain and inflammation to speed healing. Ultrasound therapy increases blood flow and oxygen to tendons as well as relaxes muscles and decreases swelling. Ultrasound can be used as a pain therapy system to control Fibromyalgia pain flare-ups and can now be used in the comfort of your very own home.

Home ultrasound machines are now available for ultrasound Fibromyalgia treatments and rehabilitation. Visits to a chiropractor or physical therapist office for ultrasound physical therapy can be expensive and inconvenient, but it is now possible to rehab Fibromyalgia, and many other chronic injuries, in the comfort of your own home.

Because Fibromyalgia involves soft tissue inflammation, a specific kind of home ultrasound machine is required for treatment. A home ultrasound physical therapy machine should emit 1Mhz ultrasound waves. It is also important to purchase an FDA approved ultrasound unit that is quality manufactured. Your portable therapeutic ultrasound device should also be covered with at least a 1 year warranty.

Because these home ultrasound machines utilize pulsed ultrasound waves, they are very safe for use by the general public. Pulse ultrasound also is just as effective as continuous wave ultrasound that is used by doctors, but in home treatments will just be more often. With a portable therapeutic ultrasound machine, you can treat your bursitis daily when it is most convenient for you.

Reference: www.EZUltrasound.com

About the author: Christine Beggs is the founder and CEO of EZUltrasound.com, the leading provider of portable home ultrasound machines to relieve pain and speed healing. Over the past 2 years, Christine has strived to deliver affordable, therapeutic ultrasound machines to anyone who needs them. Working closely with doctors and physical therapists, Christine has first hand knowledge of ultrasound therapy, its benefits and applications, and has a passion for sharing this knowledge in her articles. She developed EZUltrasound.com to relay her continual dedication to improving the quality of people’s lives through the use of therapeutic ultrasound. To find out more, please visit http://www.EZUltrasound.com.

Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/wellness-articles/home-ultrasound-therapy-machines-for-fibromyalgia-treatment-2331373.html

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can an ultrasound detect cancerous fibroids?
    My first test showed fibroids in my uterus. My second ultrasould can in a the finding we some what the same, but now it is stating cancerous notings. My gyn told me not possible cause they can tell that in an ultrasoul. He then gave me another gyn for him the take a look at the test. Kind of funny y send my to another doctor when it is not possible. Should I be worried?

    • ANSWER:

  2. QUESTION:
    Can ultrasound or hystersalpinogram identify fibroids?
    Can ultrasound tell whether a growth in the uterus is fibroid or not?
    Can hystersalpinogram (HSG) (X-ray the uterus with dye) tell the nature of such a growth?

    • ANSWER:
      Probably. and I know someone who learned she had fibroid by having hsg (it’s said to be quite uncomfortable, cramping).

  3. QUESTION:
    Has anyone had fibroids that hid the ultrasound image of the fetus?
    I’ve had 2 miscarriages already, so I was all ready to accept that at 9 weeks, with no fetus visible on ultrasound that I was sure to be told the to expect a third miscarriage. But my doctor said that even though the yolk sac was empty, it was possible that large fibroids could be obscuring the image of the fetus. Somehow. I don’t know. Now I have to wait another week for another image. He didn’t think taking more HCG levels would help clear things up. I’m really frustrated with this roller coaster ride. I had high HCG levels in the beginning and I feel very pregnant. But that doesn’t count for much, I suppose. I saw the scan and it looked like a black empty oval.

    • ANSWER:
      I had lot of fibroids inside my uterus and I had a surgery to remove them. After 22 months of that surgery I got pregnant but at the same time the fibroids grew again, even bigger in size. Now I’m 24 weeks pregnant. I’m not having a lot of problem other then a huge tummy and some minor uncomfortableness.
      Doctors tried to detect my pregnancy through ultrasound when I was 6 weeks pregnant but she couldn’t see anything other then fibroids. She also tried vaginal ultrasound, still she could see nothing. The fibroids were so big that the hid the tiny yolk. She gave me blood test to be confirmed about the pregnancy and told me to wait 2 more weeks to get the yolk picture.
      After 2 weeks doctors could see the yolk at the upper side of the uterus, the lower part of the uterus was full of fibroids.
      I’m too careful about the pregnancy as its really risky. I’m hoping that I can give birth of the baby without any big problem. I don’t know yet what the doctor is going to do with my uterus when I’ll have the surgery to give birth of the baby.

  4. QUESTION:
    Mri- guided ultrasound therapy for fibroids?
    My wife has a 15 cm fibroid. She is 50 years old and just graduated from engineering school. She would like to get a job, but a hysterectomy will put her out of the market for longer than she’d like. Uterine Arterial Embolization is not an option since she is allergic to iodine used in the procedure.

    My question, has anyone had MRI-guided ultrasound therapy for this condition? How id it work? Any leads on where it might be performed (other than Mt. Sinai) in the Northeast?

    Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      I did not have this procedure (I had hysterectomy) but I wonder if you read these sites:

      http://www.uterine-fibroids.org/
      http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=42619
      http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/node/4813
      http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=16007747&dopt=Abstract
      http://obgyn.adv100.com/obgyn/article/articleDetail.jsp?id=114065

      I hope this helps. By the way if your wife’s hysterectomy is not a total one, i.e. if its not an Abdominal, after which complete recovery usually takes four to eight weeks. But instead has a vaginal or laparoscopic procedure then most women are able to return to normal activity in one to two weeks.

      So this is also another option to consider. Good luck.

  5. QUESTION:
    does an ultrasound give definite diagnosis of fibroids?
    or can it be mistaken for cysts or anything else?

    • ANSWER:
      Fibroids are definitely detectable by ultrasound. They appear as white or gray ovoid structures in your uterus, cysts are completely black on ultrasound. I would say if they told you that you have fibroids, you probably do. Also if the fibroids are big, you may experience heavy bleeding or bloating.



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