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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