The article was consulted professionally by Specialist I Tran Thi Phuong Loan – Obstetrician and Gynecologist – Share99 Phu Quoc International Health Hub
There are many women who have had uterine fibroids at some point in their lives, but many do not realize that uterine fibroids usually do not cause any pain or symptoms.
1. What is uterine fibroids?
Uterine fibroids, also known as uterine muscle tumors, are muscle tumors that can develop on the female uterus. This is a benign form of tumor . They rarely turn into cancer,
Fibroids are very diverse in size, shape and location, from the inside of the uterus, the city of the uterus or on the surface of the uterus. Fibroids can also stick to the uterus in a stalk or root structure.
Some fibroids are so small that the doctor is difficult to see with the naked eye, while others grow large causing changes in the size and structure of the uterus.
Uterine fibroids usually appear in women of child's age – usually between 30 and 40 years of age, but they can appear at any age.
2. Symptoms of uterine fibroids
Some women are found to have uterine fibroids during regular examinations or ultrasounds. Uterine fibroids are usually asymptotic, but if any will be the following symptoms:
- Severe bleeding or severe dysolic pain (tumors under the lining of the uterus)
- Pain or obstruction of the lower abdomen
- The abdomen or uterus is larger than usual
- Or have to urinate several times or have difficulty urinating clean of the bladder
- Pain during sex
- Miscarriage or possible infertility for lower fibroids located in the lining of the uterus
3. Causes of uterine fibroids
Experts have not yet figured out why uterine fibroids appear. However, hormones and genetics are two factors that can make you more susceptible to fibroids.
Estrogens and progesterones are hormones that make your lining of the uterus thicken each month during your menstrual cycle activity. They also seem to affect the development of fibroids. When hormone production slows down during menopause, fibroids often atrophy.
Researchers have found genetic differences between fibroids and normal cells in the uterus.
Besides age and race, there are a few other factors that can increase the risk of developing uterine fibroids, such as family history. You are more likely to have fibroids if your mother or sister has ever had one.
Many other factors may also contribute to an increased risk of uterine fibroids, including:
- Early experience
- Use of contraceptives
- Vitamin D deficiency
- Eat too much red meat but not enough greens, fruits or dairy products
- Alcohol abuse
4. Methods of prevention of uterine fibroids
There are no real methods of prevent uterine fibroids up to this point, but studies show that some lifestyles can reduce your risk.
One study found that a high-sugar diet may be associated with higher risk in some women. Another study suggests that eating fresh fruits and vegetables such as arugula, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens and radish greens can reduce your incidence. The family vegetables are rich in beta-carotene, folat, vitamin C, E and K and other minerals. They are also full of fiber.
Exercising regularly can also reduce the risk of uterine fibroids for women.
In addition, regular gynecologic examinations play a very important part in the prevention and prevention of uterine fibroids. The basic gynecologic examination and screening package of Share99 International Health Hub is implemented to help women screen and detect the earliest signs of gynecologic diseases, thereby having appropriate treatment, protecting the woman's reproduction function in the most comprehensive way.
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Article reference source: Webmd.com
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