Uterine Fibroids
Uterine Fibroids

Fibroids, also known as uterine fibroids or leiomyomas, are noncancerous growths that develop in the uterus. They are extremely common, affecting up to 80% of women by the age of 50.

While fibroids are typically not dangerous, they can cause a range of uncomfortable and sometimes painful symptoms, such as heavy menstrual bleeding, abdominal pain, and frequent urination. The exact cause of fibroids is unknown, but they are thought to be related to hormones, particularly estrogen and progesterone.

This is why fibroids often develop during a woman’s reproductive years and can shrink after menopause. Other factors that may increase the risk of developing fibroids include family history, obesity, and having a diet high in red meat and low in fruits and vegetables. While there is no sure-fire way to prevent fibroids from developing, there are several steps women can take to potentially reduce their risk. Maintaining a healthy weight, eating a balanced diet, and exercising regularly may all help lower the risk of developing fibroids.

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