What Are Uterine Fibroids?

Posted by | September 4, 2015 | Uterine Fibroids, Women's Health | No Comments

Uterine fibroids (or uterine myoma) are non-cancerous growths of the uterus that are common during menstrual cycles and childbearing years.

What should you know about uterine fibroids?

Fibroids are a common condition in women between 30 to 50 years of age. Studies report that 20% -80% of women develop fibroids by the age of 50. The main symptoms are prolonged menstrual cycles and lower back pain. They can also cause frequent urination and rectal pressure.

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Why do we get fibroids?

  • Eating habits: Your nutrition is important for maintaining good vaginal health. Fibroids could be affected by your eating preferences such as eating a lot of red meat, which according to studies, is linked with higher risk of fibroids. To prevent fibroids, you could try adding more green vegetables to your diet.
  • Obesity: Overweight women have two to three times a greater risk of getting fibroids.
  • Family history: According to studies, fibroids can be a hereditary condition. If someone in your family had fibroids, you are at higher risk to of being diagnosed.
  • Ethnicity According to recent studies, African American women are more likely to develop fibroids in comparison to white women.
  • Age: Fibroids are more common in women aging 30 to 40 years of age.

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Source: Women’sHealth

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