A Woman's Perogative


Being Fifty and older has so many effects on women's bodies and it's not all about what we see in the mirror.  Women play a critical role in maintaining the health of their families, but when it comes to their own well-being, many are silent while battling unique health concerns. Whether it’s recovery from pregnancy, incontinence or autoimmune issues, women deal with conditions that are sometimes difficult to discuss.  One of those is Fibroids.

Leiomyomas, or “fibroids” as they are commonly known, are fibrous tumors that grow in the wall of the uterus, and they’re almost always non-cancerous. Women can have a single fibroid or multiple fibroids and they can range from the size of a seed to the size of a melon. Because so many women are affected by them, and because they’re the leading cause of hysterectomies in the United States, fibroids are an important public health concern.  They usually occur during the childbearing ages, and seem to grow more quickly and appear at a younger age in black women. Of course having family members with a history of Fibroids increases the risk as well as other medical complaints.

So, What causes Fibroids? The exact cause of fibroids is unknown. Their growth has been linked to the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. Studies have found that women who start their periods at a younger age are more likely to develop fibroids. Although taking female hormones is linked to fibroids, the use of birth control pills is not.

Types of Fibroids

  • Intramural fibroids, the most common, grow in the wall of the uterus.
  • Subserosal fibroids grow on the outside of the uterus. As they grow larger, they can cause pain due to their size or pressure put on nearby organs.
  • Submucosal fibroids grow just underneath the uterine lining and can crowd into the uterus cavity and lead to heavy bleeding and other more serious complications.
  • Pedunculated fibroids grow on small stalks inside or outside the uterus.
    It's possible to have more than one type of fibroid.

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** Disclaimer:  I am not a Medical practitioner and I am NOT giving any medical advice on this Blog. The subject matter herein is totally based on my research.  Please consult your Doctor/Medical Team for more information**


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If left untreated, fibroids can continue to grow, both in size and number. As these tumors take over the uterus, the symptoms will become worse and take the Joy out of your life.  There is so much more vital information Here, and at your Doctor's office.  Be in the Know! 

In my research. . . one study found that high-sugar diets may be linked to a higher risk in some women. Another study found that eating fresh fruits and cruciferous vegetables could lower your odds. Cruciferous vegetables are rich in beta-carotene, folate, vitamins C, E, and K, and other minerals. They’re also full of fiber.  Of course, they all say that Obesity plays an integral part in this condition too. . . Can a Big Kutie get a break??

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