What is a fibroid?
Fibroids are benign tumors developed at the expense of the uterine muscle and are the most common female tumor. Uterine fibroid is also called Myoma or uterine leiomyoma. It is estimated that between the ages of 30 and 45, 40% of women have had or will have a fibroid. This percentage increases considerably with age. Fibroids are very common in black women (Africa, West Indies). They usually have larger fibroids, more numerous and occur at a relatively advanced age. The majority of fibroids have no symptoms (asymptomatic). Usually discovered by chance during a routine gynecological examination before or after delivery, these tumors are benign and are in no way cancerous. This is the reason why it is not mandatory to operate all fibroids. However, any nonoperated fibroma should be monitored every six months.
Fortunately, we have only herbal remedies that are very effective in fighting fibroids. It should be noted that no treatment in the world is 100% effective.
Types of uterine fibroids
There are 3 types of fibroids of the uterus according to their location
Interstitial or intramural fibroids: They form in the muscular layer of the wall of the uterus. They represent nearly 70% of all fibroids.
-Seroserous fibroids: They grow to the outside of the uterus and are sometimes attached by a pedicle.
– Submucosal fibroids or endocavities: These fibroids occupy space in the uterine cavity, because they form under the lining of the uterus. These fibroids are the rarest, but they often cause heavy bleeding.
Causes of uterine fibroids
Fibroids are benign tumors developed at the expense of the uterine muscle and are the most common female tumor. Uterine fibroid is also called Myoma or uterine leiomyoma. It is estimated that between the ages of 30 and 45, 40% of women have had or will have a fibroid. This percentage increases considerably with age. The cause of the appearance of uterine fibroids is not clearly understood at this time. However, a hormonal imbalance (excess of estrogen or insufficiency in progesterone) can favor the development of it. But there are several risk factors that affect their development.
Risk factors of uterine fibroids
-The genetic factor: Black women (African or Afro-American) are three times more likely to develop fibroids compared to other women.
-The age: although we can observe the appearance or development of fibroids in young women, the maximum frequency is in the pre-menopausal period (40-50 years).
– A certain hereditary factor: it is common to observe fibroids in women whose mother or sister had a fibroid.
– Obesity: Fibroids appear more frequently in women who have significant overweight problems and in women who have never had children.
We would like to tell you that having one or more of the features we have listed above does not necessarily mean that you have uterine fibroids. Far from it. It simply means that you have a higher probability of developing it than other women. Also, most of the time, fibroids atrophy and regress after menopause if they were not too big before.
Symptoms and consequences of uterine fibroids
A certain number of fibroids will have no symptoms (asymptomatic) and will be discovered during a systematic gynecological examination. However, uterine fibroids can have several consequences on your health. The size of fibroids, the number of fibroids and the location of fibroids are all factors that influence the onset and intensity of symptoms.
The majority of fibroids result in bleeding. Their symptoms are as follows:
-Infertility (Difficulty getting pregnant)
-Increase in abundance and duration of menstruation (menorrhagia)
-Snaps outside the menstrual period (metrorrhagia)
-Intense pain in the lower abdomen.
When the fibroid is large, it can grow in the uterine muscle or outside. You may feel a feeling of heaviness and consequent pain. This leads to several reactions such as a frequent urge to urinate, constipation, bloating. Our treatment will help you get rid of all these symptoms and it will help you feel better.
Uterine fibroids and pregnancy
We would like to tell you that the majority of women who have fibroids are fertile and will have pregnancies under normal conditions. Unfortunately, in some cases, a large fibroid can obstruct your fallopian tubes and prevent implantation of the embryo. Which prevents pregnancy. When you are a couple and a late pregnancy, it is completely justified to treat your fibroids because they significantly reduce your fertility and may be the cause of miscarriages. Uterine fibroids can prevent you from having a child.
Uterine fibroids can also be a cause of complications during your pregnancy. A pregnant woman who has uterine fibroids is much more likely to have a miscarriage than a woman who has low birth weight. It will depend a lot on the size, number and location of your fibroids.
Among the complications during pregnancy of which fibroids can be the source, we have premature deliveries. This is related to the occurrence of premature uterine contractions, compression of the fetus by fibroids or premature rupture of the water pocket. Finally, uterine fibroids are sometimes responsible for hemorrhages upon delivery. This is due to poor retraction after delivery. The treatment that we propose will allow you to restore your fertility and to live a normal pregnancy.
In case the desire to treat your fibroids occurs after miscarriage or is motivated by the desire to have a child, please let us know. We will take it into account in the composition of the product for your treatment so that it is the best adapted to your situation.
Your most frequently asked questions (FAQ)
Do fibroids make you fat?
Most uterine fibroids are small in size. They therefore have a relatively small impact on weight gain. Nevertheless in some cases, when they are poorly cared for or late, they can become very big. In effect, fibroids have the distinction of being irrigated by blood vessels from the uterine artery. The blood will feed these fibroids and even if they are benign, they will tend to grow over the years. Some reach the size of a grapefruit. In some cases fortunately rarer, some uterine fibroids can even reach the size of a football and the abdomen can grow slightly.The woman may seem to be pregnant a few months.
Can uterine fibroids disappear on their own?
Fibroids never disappear. They reduce size at menopause to reach really tiny sizes. We will explain why.
When women reach menopause, follicular activity stops. The ovaries are no longer able to secrete, even under the effect of stimulation of sex hormones. Following the reduction of the rate of your hormones, fibroids will then regress and calcify.
Many of the medical techniques used to cure fibroids are also based on this principle. Indeed, doctors have turned to the LHRH antagonist. These are molecules aimed at setting up an artificial menopause. Unfortunately, this treatment technique includes all the other harmful effects of menopause (hot flush, hormonal deficiency, fatigue).
What are the differences between a uterine fibroid and a polyp?
There are several differences between a fibroid and a polyp. It is :
The size: the uterine polyps are small (from a few millimeters to several centimeters maximum). This is not at all the case of a fibroid whose size can vary from a mole to a melon
Composition: The polyp consists of endometrial tissues while the fibroid is composed of hard muscle tissue.
Can fibroids be cancerous?
Fibroids are benign non-cancerous tumors. Fibroma will never evolve into cancer