UTERINE FIBROIDS TREATMENTUterine Fibroids Treatment is one of the common health issues in women. Uterine Fibroids are abnormal growth that is developed in or on a woman’s uterus. Fibroids range in size from seedlings, undetectable by the human eye, to bulky masses that can distort and enlarge the uterus. They can be single or multiple, in extreme cases expanding the uterus so much that it reaches the rib cage. The growths are typically benign (noncancerous). Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths in the uterus that often appear during childbearing years. Uterine fibroids aren't associated with risk of uterine cancer.
TYPES OF UTERINE FIBROIDSDifferent fibroids develop in different locations in and on the uterus.
- Submucosal fibroids.Fibroids that grow into the inner cavity of the uterus (submucosal fibroids) are not as common as other types but are more likely to cause prolonged, heavy menstrual bleeding and sometimes trouble conceiving.
- Subserosal fibroids.Subserosal fibroids form on the outside of your uterus, which is called the serosa. They may grow large enough to make your womb appear bigger on one side.
- Intramural fibroids. Fibroids grow within the muscular uterine wall (intramural fibroids). These are the most common type of fibroid found in people. Large in size they can distort the shape of the uterus and cause prolonged, heavy periods, as well as pain and pressure.
CAUSES OF UTERINE FIBROIDSIt is unclear why fibroids develop but there are several factors which may influence the formation of fibroids. Few are listed below:
- Hormones: The ovaries produce hormones called Estrogen and progesterone. These hormones cause the uterine lining to regenerate during each menstrual cycle and may stimulate the growth of fibroids.
- Family History: It may develop as a result of genetic factor. It may transfer from one generation to the … Continue Reading ››