The signs of fibroids can be so sneaky that many women have no idea they are there. In fact, according to the NIH or National Institutes of Health, up to 80% of women have fibroids by age 50 and many don’t realize it.
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If you’re on the path to delivering your child, chances are you’re actively discussing whether or not to have a vaginal or cesarian delivery. For some, the choice is simple. However, if you’re one of the nearly 30 percent of women that experience fibroids by age 35, your decision becomes a bit more difficult. Fibroids may lead to complications with a vaginal delivery, often forcing women to have a c-section, but why is that exactly?
Let’s just be blunt and ask – when was the last time you wore a white dress? If you are one of the almost 70% of white women and 80% of black women of childbearing age in the U.S. who suffer from uterine fibroids, our guess is that it’s probably been a very long time.
No one has to tell you why a white dress might be out of the question. Those who struggle with the worst of fibroid symptoms already know why. But here’s the catch: you CAN fight back, and wear white again.
Adenomyosis is a benign, non-life threatening condition, but if you suffer with its painful effects, all you want is relief. Unfortunately it can be confused with uterine fibroids and other conditions, so it can be difficult to diagnose without proper medical attention.
One of the newer treatments for Adenomyosis is UAE, or Uterine Artery Embolization. How does its effectiveness stack up against other treatments?
Those non-cancerous tumors made up of cells and muscle known as fibroids can be a quirky lot. Many women with uterine fibroids have no symptoms whatsoever, and some never even know they have them. Others have painful and heavy periods and struggle with discomfort. With all these disparate situations you may be wondering if and how fibroids can affect your fertility.
Uterine fibroids are an extremely common type of nonmalignant tumor that many women are not even aware they have. Typically, these tumors do not cause any problematic symptoms such as pain or heavy menstrual flow, which is exactly why so many women are unaware of their own uterine fibroids.
Saying that fibroids are widely misunderstood is an enormous understatement. Since up to 80% of African American women and 60% of Caucasian women have them, and considering how prevalent they are, misconceptions and myths can lead to one huge confusing muddle for many.
Instead of relying on friends or old beliefs, clear these voices from your head and separate the myths about uterine fibroids from the truth.
Uterine Fibroids, which are abnormal growths in a woman’s uterus, affect 70 to 80 percent* of women in their lifetime. These tumors can cause severe abdominal pain and heavy periods.
Fibroids affect women mostly during their thirties and forties, and yes, unfortunately fibroids can cause weight gain. One might call it a “double whammy” for women.
Let’s look at what fibroids are, their symptoms, and how they can cause weight gain.