Cerene® Treatment Helps Women Suffering from Heavy Periods

In the U.S., around 10 million—or about 1 in 5 women—suffer from heavy periods. This can lead to a decreased quality of life, loss of productivity, and increased healthcare costs. However, with more than a third of women seeking care for the condition each year, please know that you are not alone, and there are highly effective treatments that can help you get the relief you need. One solution is The Cerene Treatment, now offered at North Florida Women’s Care. Cerene is designed to provide relief from your heavy periods, getting you back to a life controlled by you, not your period.

What are heavy periods?
Heavy periods are often referred to as heavy menstrual bleeding or menorrhagia. Symptoms of heavy periods may include:

  • Bleeding that lasts more than seven days
  • Soaking more than one pad/tampon every hour
  • Needing more than one pad/tampon at a time
  • Changing your pad/tampon during the night
  • Having a menstrual flow with quarter-sized blood clots (or larger)
  • Constant pain/cramps in the lower part of the stomach during periods

What are my treatment options?
There are several different treatments for heavy periods that range from non-surgical options like hormone therapy, hysterectomy, and major surgery with a risk of significant complications. Endometrial ablation has become an increasingly popular treatment due to its effectiveness and the minimally invasive alternative to hysterectomy. Many of the endometrial ablation treatments on the market are typically performed in hospitals or surgery centers with general anesthesia. Endometrial ablation works by destroying a thin layer of the uterus, so unlike hysterectomy, it does not require the removal of the uterus. The recovery time for endometrial ablations is minimal compared to hysterectomy, and while some women may still have periods after the procedure, they are typically much lighter.

What is The Cerene Treatment?
The Cerene Cryotherapy Device can be used in the comfort and familiarity of your doctor’s office. Its cooling technology provides a natural pain-relieving effect during treatment, so general anesthesia isn’t required.

Here are some treatment results:

  • 90% of patients had regular, light, or no periods
  • 90% of patients were satisfied after Cerene
  • 91% of patients reported no or slight limitations in life activities
  • 92% of women said their pain level was at or below the acceptable median pain score during treatment

*Patient-reported data is after one year of treatment with durable results at three years.

Is Cerene right for you?
Cerene is for premenopausal women who have heavy periods due to benign causes. It’s only for women who no longer want to have children.

Questions to Ask Your Doctor About Cerene:

  • What are treatment options for my heavy bleeding (and cramps)?
  • What are the risks and benefits of the Cerene treatment compared to other treatments?
  • What are the benefits of performing the treatment in your office versus the hospital?
  • Will I feel pain during the Cerene treatment?
  • What is the recovery from the Cerene treatment compared to other treatments?
  • When can I resume my daily activities?
  • After being treated, what happens if my symptoms (bleeding or cramping) come back?

To learn more about Cerene, don’t hesitate to contact us at nflwc.com (and log into your patient portal and submit a request for an appointment) or call 850-877-7241.

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