Dealing with Fibroid Symptoms
Before you start any treatment for fibroids, you will no doubt be noticing symptoms. Backaches, bloating, constipation are some telltale signs of fibroids. Here is a guide to help you deal with some and the pain and discomfort that comes from fibroids.
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Celebrities who have suffered with Uterine Fibroids
Fibroids are a common disease affecting women all over the US and the world. Suffering with fibroids can be difficult and life changing. One of the worst things about the condition is the isolation many women feel. With feelings of shame, inadequacy, and loss- many women keep their pain to themselves.
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Surprising Symptoms of Fibroids
Fibroids are much more common than most women realize. In fact, some women live for years with symptoms and don’t even know that they have fibroids! Since these symptoms are common, people ignore them. Often, fibroids are the last thing that women suspect as being the cause of their issues. We have complied a list of common but surprising symptoms of fibroids.
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For many women suffering from fibroids, hysterectomy is the recommended treatment. Surgery is one way to remove fibroids and relieve fibroid symptoms for good; however, many women don’t realize that there can be long term health effects from this treatment.
Before considering surgery, educate yourself about what happens after a hysterectomy.
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DIM, which is short for Diindolylmethane, is probably one of the most popular herbal supplements used for fibroids. It’s made from a chemical compound found in cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli. DIM is thought to control levels of estrogen that are too high and to shrink fibroids. It is not an estrogen blocker, but may affect the way the body distributes estrogen.
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Will I be able to get pregnant if I have fibroids?
Many women will be able to become pregnant, even with fibroids; however, fibroids sometimes may cause complications and can prevent pregnancy. The location of the fibroids themselves is the largest problem when it comes to conceiving with fibroids.
If the fibroids are the kind that bulge into the uterine cavity or the kind that grown in the muscular wall of the uterus they may cause trouble. The good news is that many times these fibroids can be successfully treated to boost the chance of fertility.
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Health advice articles often mention fibroids along with other related medical conditions. Fibroids, or myomas, are different from cysts and other uterine tumors. There are several kinds of fibroids, and they can differ in size, location, and symptoms.
Fibroids are tumors commonly found in the uterus. Women most often develop fibroids during their reproductive years in their 30s or 40s. It’s not always clear why any given women develop fibroids. It is thought that increased levels of estrogen could be the cause.
Fibroids develop in the muscle cells of uterus and can build up within a short amount of time. They’re firm, compact and grow within the fibrous connective tissue of the uterus.
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