What Are Uterine Fibroids? Their Symptoms and What the Research Says

Background about uterine fibroids

Fibroma are non-life threatening tumors that arise from the smooth muscle layer and the connective tissue of the womb. Myoma's are the most common form of benign tumor found in females, which most frequently occurs during the advanced stages of a females reproductive cycle.

Despite the fact that fibroids are, by and large, not precursors to more serious diseases, they can increase in size and cause heavy and painful monthly cycles, as well as discomfort during sexual intervention. A further annoyance affected by Uterine Leiomyomas is the urge necessity to visit the bathroom more frequently.

The rates of Leiofibromyomas

According to a study by Wallach in 2004, uterine fibroids were found to affect 20-40% of adult females, so, if you are a fibroid sufferer, you are not the only one.

What causes Uterine Fibroids

The following list shows some of the common symptoms that uterine fibroid sufferers have. It should be noted here that if you have not yet been diagnosed with fibroids, but believe that you're showing some of the early indications please take some professional clinical advice and contact your local GP.

Symptoms and signs of fibroids

* Heavy bleeding (to such a degree as to cause anemia) or painful menstrual periods.

* The feelings of being 'full' in the lower stomach region.

* Puffing up of the lower abdomen.

* Experiencing the desire to pee, more often than in the past.

* Painful sexual intercourse

* Pain in the lower back region.

Where do fibroids come from?

The primary reason of Fibromas is little-known, however, we do know that that they are tied to our hormone levels (being related to estrogen levels) because they increase in size during gestation and shrink with a course of anti-hormone medicine. We are also aware that as a woman arrives in her 30s and 40s the probability is higher than suffering from fibroids than a female in her 20s (uterine fibroids end entirely at the menopause). Where family members have in the past treated from fibroids, there are chances of this being shared by another family member. Such as if a woman's mother had fibroids, the chances of the daughter suffering from fibroids are about streetimes higher than the average. Overweight women are also at risk of suffering from uterine fibroids, and for very heavy women, the risk is increases by two to three times the average.

How to stop Uterine Fibroids?

Although there are hereditary factors that play a role in determining whether a woman sufferers from fibroids of not, a nutritious diet, that includes a small quantities of red meat and a high volume of green legumes, are thought to be good steps to combat the sunset of fibroids.

We hope that this article outlines some useful information about the origins and symptoms of uterine fibroids. Find more information on our Fibroid information page , and read about where you can find natural non-invasive treatments for this condition.