Hello loves, it is about time we got to really understand this very common condition that is becoming a nightmare even to younger ladies like us.
Fibroids are non-cancerous (benign) tumors that grow from the muscle layers of the uterus (womb).They are also known as uterine fibroids, myomas, or fibromyomas (the singular of uterine fibroids is uterine fibroma). Fibroids are growths of smooth muscle and fibrous tissue. Fibroids can vary in size, from that of a bean to as large as a melon.
Fibroids affect at least 20% of all women at some time during their life. Women aged between 30 and 50 are the most likely to develop fibroids but can also occur at a much younger age like us. Research shows that by age 50, 70% of white women and 80% of black women are diagnosed with uterine fibroids. A large number of these women have no symptoms, but many women in their 30s and 40s do.
It is unclear why fibroids develop, but several factors may influence their formation, such as;
Estrogen and progesterone are the hormones produced by the ovaries. They cause the uterine lining to regenerate during each menstrual cycle and may stimulate the growth of fibroids.
Fibroids may run in the family. If your mother, sister, or grandmother has a history of this condition, you may develop it as well.
Pregnancy increases the production of estrogen and progesterone in your body. Fibroids may develop and grow rapidly while you are pregnant.
Women suffer in silence with symptoms like;
heavy bleeding between or during your periods that includes blood clots
pain in the pelvis and/or lower back
increased menstrual cramping
pain during intercourse
menstruation that lasts longer than usual
pressure or fullness in the lower abdomen
swelling or enlargement of the abdomen
Anemia due to excess blood loss
Problems conceiving and difficult pregnancies
That is all for today,we hope that was quite informational and will help someone out there.We Care!