Overcoming Uterine Fibroids – Symptoms And Treatment Options For Fibroids -exit safe mode

Womens-Issues If you suffer from fibroids periodically it can be frustrating when you try to obtain permanent relief from fibroids without resorting to surgery that may include a hysterectomy. While fibroids affect women of all races, black women develop fibroids in greater numbers than women of other races. In your quest to overcoming uterine fibroids, this article discusses symptoms and treatment options for fibroids. Fibroids as defined as benign (non cancerous) growths that develop as single tumors or clusters of tumors on the smooth muscle that is found in the uterine wall. These usually develop in women of childbearing age and decrease or disappear after menopause due to the decrease in estrogen production during this phase in a woman’s life. Fibroids usually do not lead to or increase the risk of developing cancer (e.g. uterine cancer). Although as many as three out of four women will develop uterine fibroids, most are unaware of having these tumors because they may not produce any symptoms. They may usually be detected in this case only during a normal pelvic exam or ultrasound. While the exact cause for uterine fibroids remains unknown, there are several risk factors that can lead to the development of fibroids. Besides black women being at a greater risk that other women of developing these tumors, if a woman has a family history of fibroids, this will increase her risk of developing these tumors. Other risk factors include not having been pregnant and given birth. Pregnancy and having given birth has been identified as one of the protective factors against the development of fibroids. Other risk factors include being obese, starting a menstrual cycle before 10 years old, etc. Uterine Fibroid Symptoms Some of the most common symptoms of fibroids in women that develop symptoms are as follows; a. Pelvic pain and pressure or other pelvic discomfort b. Heavy menstrual cycles or experiencing unusually prolonged menstrual cycles that usually last at least seven days c. Pressure on the bladder leading to difficulty urinating or frequent urination d. Pressure on the rectum leading to constipation e. Leg pains or backache It may be time to consult a doctor when you experience pelvic pain that will not go away, spotting between menstrual cycles, very heavy and/or painful menstrual cycles, experiencing pain during sexual intercourse, having trouble urinating or constipation problems, etc. Treatment for Uterine Fibroids There are many methods that a doctor may implement to treat these tumors. The first step that the doctor may perform is to simply monitor the fibroids using an ultrasound to see whether there are any changes in size or the properties of the tumors. Various medications may also be prescribed that include pain medications, various hormonal medications, etc. If you are still having trouble with the fibroids, the doctor may recommend surgery. Surgery should always be considered a last resort when all other methods fail to work. The most common surgical procedure for fibroids is the hysterectomy. A hysterectomy involves the removal of the uterus which eliminates the possibility of ever having children. It can also lead to early menopause in addition to various other side effects such as depression. The logic behind a hysterectomy is that without a uterus, there is no possibility of developing a fibroid tumor. There are few other surgeries that may be performed on less severe fibroid tumors. Traditional methods of treatment for fibroids can not only be very expensive, but they also lead to various side effects. An alternative to traditional methods of treatment is the use of natural methods and remedies for the treatment and cure of fibroids. Natural treatment seeks to not only treat the symptoms of fibroids so that the recurrence of fibroids is eliminated. Natural methods have been found by many women that are plagued by fibroids to eliminate and cure these tumors. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: