If you are already aware that you have fibroids, you may well be worried about some of your symptoms or simply wondering if there are any simple steps you can take to eliminate them. If you have an enlarged abdomen, then it is likely that that your fibroids are responsible as uterine fibroids and bloating do go hand in hand!
Larger fibroid tumors become more noticeable as your body changes to accommodate them. For some women, this might be swelling like you experience during your monthly menstrual period. For others, this might be like a pregnancy and could vary from a small “3 month bump” to something resembling a 7 month pregnancy depending on the size and location of your fibroids. This type of fibroid bloating can give you a sense of fullness and discomfort in the abdomen as the fibroid grows and takes up room which should be occupied by your internal organs. Although not usually dangerous, this swelling can be very uncomfortable and can begin to affect the quality of your life.
There are a couple of steps you can take to combat uterine fibroids and bloating. First of all, try resting with your legs lifted for a few minutes during the day. Also, try to ensure that your diet does not encourage stomach gas as whilst the two are not connected, if you are already bloated due to fibroids, you need to minimize the impact of other issues.
The best step you can possibly take is to look at how you can begin to shrink your fibroids naturally. The problem with uterine fibroids and bloating is that this is not a problem which will go away on its own. Most women will find that unless they take proactive steps, their fibroids will increase over time, causing the problem to worsen.