Symptoms Of Fibroids As Well As Finding Treatment For

Womens-Issues Uterine fibroids are one of the most .mon tumors of the uterus. They are usually benign (not cancerous). Although most fibroids do not produce any symptoms, many other women deal with various fibroid symptoms that can be very trying in some cases. This article addresses the symptoms of fibroids as well as finding treatment for fibroids. Fibroid Tumors These tumors are usually found in the muscle found in the wall of the uterus. These fibroid tumors may develop as a single tumor or as a cluster of tumors in the uterus. They can also vary from being small sized to large tumors that do not contain any cancer properties in most cases. Estrogen production and other hormonal changes usually determine fibroid growth. This explains why uterine fibroids usually decrease in size after menopause when estrogen production is decreased. Causes Although the exact cause for uterine fibroids remains unknown, women that have a family history of these tumors are at risk of developing fibroids. Another factor is that although fibroid tumors affect all races of women, black women are affected by these tumors at greater rates than women of other races. The exact reason for this occurrence remains unknown. Other risk factors include never having given birth, being overweight or obese, if the menstrual cycle started before the age of 10, etc. Symptoms of Fibroids 1. If you experience pressure on the bladder leading to the increased need to urinate or frequent urination. 2. You may experience constipation due to the pressure placed on the rectum by the fibroid tumors. 3. Another of the symptoms of fibroids is experiencing irregularities in the menstrual cycle including excessive bleeding that may include clots. 4. You may experience pain or pressure in the pelvic region which is another one of the .mon symptoms of fibroids. 5. Fibroid tumors may also lead to an increase in your waist circumference. 6. Infertility is also another of the symptoms of fibroids that some women may suffer from. Treatment for Fibroids Since most fibroids do not lead to any significant problems, doctors may simply use a watch and wait method. This involves the use of an ultrasound usually on an annual basis to determine whether there has been any change in size of the fibroid tumors or if there are any cancer producing cells in the tumors. Traditional medicine related to the treatment for fibroids also involves the use of various prescription or over the counter anti inflammatory medications as well as birth control pills to control hormonal levels, various drugs to reduce bleeding, fibroid size, etc. When all other avenues have been exhausted, surgery may be prescribed. The most .mon is the hysterectomy that involves the remove of the uterus. Without a uterus and uterus wall, no fibroids can be produced. While this permanently eliminates fibroids, women who undergo this procedure lose the ability to ever have biological children. Other surgical procedures include a myomectomy, clotting of the blood supply to the tumors, etc. A myomectomy relates to the removal of the fibroids only while leaving the uterus intact. Clotting of the blood is a newer procedure which involves a surgical procedure to starve the tumor of blood to hopefully reduce the size of the tumor. All these surgical procedures, medications, etc all .e with risk factors and side effects in addition to being costly for most women. A less expensive method that also leads to no side effects and is an effective treatment for fibroids is the natural or holistic approach that has been shown to be very effective in many women that are plagued by fibroids and is able to provide long term relief from fibroids. Natural methods use various approaches including making lifestyle changes, natural herbs and vitamins, diet changes, etc, to deal with the root cause of the tumors as a way to cure fibroids for good. About the Author: Infertility and surrogacy We all dream for our ideal life partner. And once we find him / her and tie the knot, the next thing that occupies our mind is having a kid. … 相关的主题文章: