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.