Women who have either uterine polyps or fibroids can be asymptomatic, meaning they have no symptoms. They can go through life oblivious to these conditions unless they begin to have certain symptoms, and that is usually when there is a diagnosis. Uterine polyps vs fibroids: what’s the difference?
Maybe you thought your fatigue was due to all of life’s daily grind, plus picking up the kids from after school activities, grocery shopping after a day of work, and then of course, laundry, cooking dinner, playing peacemaker, cleaning, and wearing multiple hats. All that would certainly make anyone tired! However, when you have fibroids, something else is adding to that fatigue and exhaustion. Time to make managing fatigue caused by uterine fibroids a priority.
When are you due? It’s a question asked by many friends and relatives when you are pregnant. However, if you are asked that question, and you are not pregnant, it is embarrassing and disheartening. If you are walking around with a larger than normal stomach, could it be due to fibroids?
Women of reproductive age who suffer from the symptoms of fibroids know how it negatively affects their lives. They are looking for anything to reduce the pain and other unfortunate circumstances that come with having fibroids. Scientists have been looking at links between Vitamin D and fibroids and discovering some interesting results. Does having a vitamin D deficiency cause fibroids?
Let’s begin by telling you that you can have fibroids but suffer no symptoms. If so, you are exceptionally fortunate! At the same time, there is no need to tell a woman who has symptoms that they can be traumatic and interfere with your daily life. These women already know that the side effects are extremely painful, and you wouldn’t wish them on your worst enemy. So the burning question may be: are fibroids preventable?
80% of women will have fibroids before they reach the age of 50. These non-cancerous tumors can affect a woman’s life in many ways causing pain and excessive bleeding among other symptoms. The topic you don’t hear much about is fibroid degeneration. Let’s explore 4 important factors about fibroid degeneration.
If you have been experiencing the unpleasant symptoms of fibroids for years and now are approaching menopause, you want to know what to expect. Will the symptoms get worse, better, or not change at all? How does menopause affect fibroids?
If you suffer from fibroids, you know they cause heavy and long lasting periods, pelvic pain, and frequent urination along with back and leg pain. Although we don’t know exactly what causes them or why black women seem to be especially vulnerable, there are some suspected links such as common hair products that you may be using.
While there is no foolproof way to avoiding fibroids, balancing one’s hormone levels has been known to assist in the management of this common, benign condition. Hormones, particularly estrogen, are one of the leading causes of new fibroid development and growth.
The signs of fibroids can be so sneaky that many women have no idea they are there. In fact, according to the NIH or National Institutes of Health, up to 80% of women have fibroids by age 50 and many don’t realize it.