What women should know about Fibroids

Fibroids can grow in different parts of the uterus. They are named according to which part of the uretus they are found.

  1. INTRAMURAL FIBROIDS: These are the most common fibroids, they grow inside the wall of the uretus.
  2. SUBSEROUS OR SUBSEROSAL FIBROIDS: These are Fibroids that grow outward from the wall, taking up space within the cavity of the uretus.
  3. PEDUNCULATED FIBRIODS: These are fibroids that is attached to the uretus by a thin stalk.

 

CAUSES OF FIBROIDS:
A fibroids start as a single musvle cell in the uretus. For reason that are not known, this cell changes into a fibroids tumor cell and starts to grow and multiply. Heredity may be a factor. It is thought that a muscle cell in the uretus may be programmed from birth to develop into a fibroid sometime-perhaps many years-after puberty (the start of menstrual periods).

After puberty, the ovaries produces more hormones, especially estrogen. Higher levels of these hormones may help fibroids to grow, although exactly how this might happen is not understood.

SYMPTOMS OF FIBROIDS
For many women, fibroids ccause no prblems. More than half of women with fibroids do not know they have them until their doctors tell them so.
The most common problems caused by fibroids are:

LARGE MENSTTRUAL PERIOD: Periods may last more than seven days and menstrual flow may be very heavy. Heavy mentrual flow can sometimes lead to anemia.

PRESSURE ON OTHER ORGANS: Large Fibroids may press on organs in the pelvis – a basin-shaped cavity in the lower abdomne, containing the bladder, bowel and reproductive organs.

– If fibroids press on the bladder; a woman may feel the urge to urinate frquently, She may pass only small amounts of urine and she may feel as though she has not completely emptied her bladder.
– If fibroids press on the bowel, she may feel constipated suffering from difficult, painful, or infrequent movement of the bowels, or full after eating a small amount of food.
– If fibroids press on one or both ureters (the tubes connecting the kidneys to the bladder), they may partially block the flow of urine. A woman may not be aware of thi, because it often isn’t painful. Over time, however, this kind of blockage can lead to kidney infections or other serious kidney damage.

PAIN IN TH PELVIS: The pressure of large fibroids on oher organs may cause pain in the pelvis. Sometimes, it fibroids do not get the blood flow they need to sustain themselves, they degenerate or die. This may cause severe pain lasting for days or weeks. Pain may also occur if the stalk of a fibroids twists, cutting off blood supply to the fibroids. Rarely, a fibroid may become infected and cause pain.

TREATMENT:
The treatment offered for fibroids will depend on whether or not the fibroids are causing any problems.

Surgery: is the standard treatment for fibroids that are causing pain, heavy or lengthy menstrual bleeding, or other problems. The two kinds of surgery most commonly performed are hysterectomy and myomectomy.

 

DRUGS: to use drug or surgery treatment does nothing to get rid of the causes, but only cures the symptoms. It means that fibroids can regrow after a short period and as well come with side effects like vaginal dryness, irregular vaginal bleeding, headaches, thinning of the hair, pain, pain in the bones, joints, and muscles, sleep problems, mood changes, loss of sex drive.

 

DIET: Diet is one of the most preferable treatment for any disease, because it is what will eat everyday. Eating good diet can also prevent any diseases and can also cure diseases.

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Save your Marriage and Prevent Infertility

Marriage is one of the dreams of every Ladies. That is why most parent, if not all advises their (Grown up child) Female/Ladies that she should try and demand her right from her to-be husband (Marriage) before anything happens between both parties although most men of nowadays don’t agree to this.

If care is not taken marriage can be fruastrating, if it doesn’t yields out the result.

There was a particular Movie I watched. In this movie a woman was pressurized by her in-laws because she never for once has pregnant let alone give birth. To show how serious they are, they even advise the husband to marry another wife. What a very good advice. Don’t ask me why.

Honestly speaking, some relationships or marriage have crashed as a result of this issue – infertility.

People do ask if the condition can be cure, the truth is it can be prevented and cure; but first let us discuss some of the causes of female Infertility.

Causes of Infertility

  • Infertility can arises if the mucus remains thick and sperm are unable to swim through it, or if it contains antibodies that attack sperm.

 

  • The ovaries may fail to provide mature eggs or be unable to release them because of an abnormality, scarring and adhesions.

 

  • Damage of the ovaries cause by Sexual Transmitted Infections like, Syphilis, Gonorrhea, Chlamydia.

 

  • The imbalance of progesterone, which is necessary for a fertilized egg’s survival, may cause miscarriage if too little or for too short a time, the egg may not survive.

 

  • Either or both fallopian tube may be blocked or damaged, preventing sperm and eggs from meeting.

 

  • The Uretus may contain fibroid, and it’s lining may be affected by endometriosis.

 

  • Scarring due to surgery or cysts or the side effect of radiation treatment  can damage ovary

 

  • Birth Control pills and injections may cause infertility because the chemical which prevents ovulation may do so for longer than the woman wishes.

 

  • Age factor may also contribute to female infertility

 

Alerts: In order to know what the cause of your own infertility, you must make sure you see your medical practitioners.

Here are some ways to cure Infertility

WAYS TO PREVENT FEMALE INFERTILITY

Practice Relaxation: After a long day of stress always find time to relax. Dont overstress yourself.

Always exercise your body and make sure you don’t over do it

Eat a lot of fruits and vegetables because they are rich in Fibre, Vitamins and Minerals that help protect the body from bacteria, Diseases etc.

Reduce the consumption of Starchy foods like Garri, Eba and the some other Starchy food because they result in Diabetes.

Drink Less Alcohol or Sugar Drinks because they causes harm to the body system. In the case of alcohol – It tricks the body; the more you drink it the more you will feel hungry. It can also causes some negative effect to the body

Eat a lot of fish instead of Meat because fish contains more nutrients compare to meat.  Some meats are high in Saturated fat.

Drink a lot of water to prevent dehydration. Water is very important because 50% of our body is made up of water.