Understanding Fibroid

It has been found that most common tumor which develops in uterus is fibroids. It is estimated that over fifty percent of women between the age of thirty and fifty are prone to fibroids, although they cause symptoms in only about 25 percent of women’s. It has been found that they can grow to large size causing symptoms such as pain in the lower abdomen, heavy bleeding during periods, inter-menstrual spotting and pain during menstruation. Significantly, fibroids may not cause any symptoms during a lifetime and not call for any intervention especially if smaller than 10 cm. It has been found that cancer changes in fibroids are rare, yet routine removal of fibroids cannot be justified on the basis of avoiding cancer. However, if a fibroid start growing at fast pace, the possibilities of removal should be considered.

It has been found that it may present sometimes as an inability to conceive or serial abortions and may require infertility management. Though the fibroids and pregnancy can co-exist and not all such case require intervention. Therefore when it is small and it becomes necessary to treat GnRH medical therapy may shrink fibroids. On the other hand women who exercise seven or more hours a week are upto 60 percent less likely to develop fibroids.

Therefore overweight, diabetes and stress is a main cause of getting effected with fibroids. On the other hand if a person have habit of consuming alcohol at high level has risk of getting fibroids is three time greater than normal person.

Two most promising supplements that may help in fighting with fibroids are Curcumin, an extract of the turmeric and green tea.

Then comes the hysterectomy. It is a surgical method of removing the uterus, but only a small percentage of cases may require it. Laparoscopic surgery may be safer, with less recovery time compared to an open surgery, but difficult to tackle large …. Read more


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