Heard of fibroid? What is a fibroid?
A fibroid is a benign, non-cancerous growth that normally occurs in or around the uterus. It has other names such as leiomyoma or myoma in medical terminology
A woman may have a single or multiple fibroids. These non-cancerous growths constitute fibrous tissue and muscles. They can be minuscule or conspicuous. In most cases, they become extremely large in size.
Most American women are most likely to develop fibroids during their lifetime; this is according to the National Institutes of Health.
The causes of fibroids remain unknown, however, they are mostly genetic. Women who are obese are more likely to develop fibroids than healthier women.
About 20 to 80% of women develop fibroids by age 50; this is according to the U. S. Department of Health. Also, it is more prevalent in women between the age of 30 and 40.
It is worthy of note that fibroids thrive on reproductive hormones estrogen and progesterone and as such, they are most likely to occur during reproductive years.
As one grows older, so is the risk of developing fibroid. This is why women going through menopause are at the highest risk of developing fibroid.
Also, fibroids have a tendency of reoccurring, and hysterectomy is most recommended by doctors to combat fibroid-growth for a hassle-free, post-menopausal life.
Although fibroid is not life-threatening, they can prove highly uncomfortable and can have a negative impact on the quality of a woman’s life.
In this article, we highlighted some warning signs of fibroid that you shouldn’t ignore. Be sure to relax, Just click the Start Slideshow button below to begin the presentation.