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?
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.
Non-cancerous tumors found in the uterus or cervix are known as fibroids or myomas. Intramural fibroids grow in the muscle tissue of the uterus and are the most common type of fibroids. They can be asymptomatic or cause a woman extreme pain and other symptoms. If you have discovered you have this condition, let’s review 3 unique facts about intramural fibroids.
Is there some relationship between fibroids and the hormone estrogen? With the numerous and life-altering side effects of having fibroids, women should know about the connection between fibroids and estrogen, and if there is anything they can do to relieve their symptoms.
Fibroids primarily affect women during their thirties and forties, and yes, unfortunately, fibroids can often cause weight gain. One might call it a “double whammy” for women.
Uterine fibroids are much more common than many people assume. According to the National Institutes of Health, one study found that between 80 and 90 percent of African American women and 70 percent of Caucasian women will develop fibroids before the age of 50.