What are Uterine Fibroids?
Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that originate in the uterus (womb). Although they are composed of the same smooth muscle fibers as the uterine wall (myometrium), they are much denser than normal myometrium. Uterine fibroids are usually round. In most cases, fibroids do not cause pain or other symptoms. However, exceptionally large fibroids may cause pressure on the bladder or other organs, leading to specific symptoms.
Uterine fibroids are often described based upon their location within the uterus.
- Subserosal fibroids are located beneath the serosa (the lining membrane on the outside of the uterus). These often appear localized on the outside surface of the uterus or may be attached to the outside surface by a pedicle.
- Submucosal (submucous) fibroids are located inside the uterine cavity beneath the inner lining of the uterus.
- Intramural fibroids are located within the muscular wall of the uterus.
- Pedunculated fibroids grow on a stalk of tissue known as a pedicle (like a mushroom), extending either inside the cavity of the uterus or outside the uterus from its outer surface.
What are the symptoms of uterine fibroids?
Many women who have fibroids don't have any symptoms. In those that do, symptoms can be influenced by the location, size and number of fibroids.
Presents of the uterine fibroids have follow symptomes:
- Heavy menstrual bleeding
- Menstrual periods lasting more than a week
- Pelvic pressure or pain
- Frequent urination
- Difficulty emptying the bladder
- Anemia ( shortness of blood)
- Backache or leg pains
Fibroids are generally classified by their location. Intramural fibroids grow within the muscular uterine wall. Submucosal fibroids bulge into the uterine cavity. Subserosal fibroids project to the outside of the uterus
When to see a doctor
See your doctor if you have:
- Pelvic pain that doesn't go away
- Overly heavy, prolonged or painful periods (Menstrual bleeding)
- Spotting or bleeding between periods
- Difficulty emptying your bladder
- Unexplained low red blood cell count (anemia)
- Painful intercourse
Seek prompt medical care if you have severe vaginal bleeding or sharp pelvic pain that comes on suddenly.
Uterine fibroids and pregnancy
While fibroids do not interfere with ovulation, some studies suggest that they may impair fertility and lead to poorer pregnancy outcomes. In particular, submucosal fibroids that deform the inner uterine cavity are most strongly associated with decreases in fertility. Occasionally, fibroids are the cause of recurrent miscarriages. If they are not removed in these cases, the woman may not be able to sustain a pregnancy.
What causes uterine fibroids to grow?
How big can they get?
We do not know exactly why women develop these tumors. Genetic abnormalities, alterations in growth factor (proteins formed in the body that direct the rate and extent of cell proliferation) expression, abnormalities in the vascular (blood vessel) system, and tissue response to injury have all been suggested to play a role in the development of fibroids.
Family history is a key factor, since there is often a history of fibroids developing in women of the same family. Race also appears to play a role. Women of African descent are two to three times more likely to develop fibroids than women of other races. Women of African ancestry also develop fibroids at a younger age and may have symptoms from fibroids in their 20s, in contrast to Caucasian women with fibroids, in whom symptoms typically occur during the 30s and 40s. Early pregnancy decreases the likelihood that fibroids will develop. Fibroids have not been observed in girls who have not reached puberty, but adolescent girls may rarely develop fibroids. Other factors that researchers have associated with an increased risk of developing fibroids include having the first menstrual period (menarche) prior to age 10, uterine infections, and elevated blood pressure (hypertension).
Estrogen tends to stimulate the growth of fibroids in many cases. During the first trimester of pregnancy, about a third of fibroids will enlarge and then shrink after the birth. In general, fibroids tend to shrink after menopause, but postmenopausal hormone therapy may cause symptoms to persist.
Overall, these tumors are fairly common and occur in about 70% to 80% of all women by the time they reach age 50.
Uterine fibroids can be single or multiple with a sizesas small as a few millimeters (less than an inch) in diameter. They can also be very large (about 8-12 cm in diameter or more).
Complications of uterine fibroids
Although uterine fibroids usually aren't dangerous, they can cause discomfort and may lead to complications such as a drop in red blood cells (anemia), which causes fatigue, from heavy blood loss. Rarely, a transfusion is needed due to blood loss.
Prevention of uterine fibroids
Although researchers continue to study the causes of fibroid tumors, little scientific evidence is available on how to prevent them. Most doctors say preventing uterine fibroids may not be possible, and that only a small percentage of these tumors require treatment. But in our DIAMED clinic you can receive professional solutions in prevention and treatment of uterine fibroid.
Treatment in our clinics doesn`t change your lifestyle and food.
Also, some research suggests that using hormonal contraceptives may be associated with a lower risk of fibroids.
Existing Methods Of Fibroid Treatment
Fibroids typically grow slowly. In many cases, they may shrink on their own, especially after menopause.
Existing methods of treatment of uterine fibroids, which usually doctors advice, are: surgical (myomectomy or hysterectomy ), medical (Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (Gn-RH) agonists , Progestin-releasing intrauterine device (IUD), Uterine artery embolization (UAE), the introduction of ultrasound waves or radiofrequency .
All mentioned above methods of therapy have different side effect to woman`s health: infected uterus, premature menopause, loss of menstrual periods (amenorrhea), scar tissue formation (adhesions), medical sterilization, high risk of uterus cancer, and infertility.
Natural Treatment for Fibroid
Can uterine fibroids treat with natural remedies? Yes,
Our medical centre DIAMED have a high effective natural 100% ECO medicine to shrink any size of the fibroids and dissolve it.
Are there any other natural treatment for fibroid?
Most of web sites and herbal books offer the women with suffering uterus fibroids follow programs of cleaning and detoxify body systems, stabilize digestion, use anti-fibroids homeopathy remedies and herbal combinations with anti-bacterial and anti- oxidant activities. Some of the herbal agent containphyto- oestrogens, and boost fibroid grow bigger. Some of the herbal agent have abortive activity and help to manage submucosal fibroids, but elevate the high risk of uttering bleeding, loss of blood and cause death.
Regulate Your Diet
According to our researches ladies food shouldn`t contain phyto-estrogens to reduce risk for developing fibroids.