Beware of Fibroids ???

March 22, 2011 at 8:16 am Leave a comment

Well many women would agree with me when I say, life is tiring after the age of 40 yrs. But it’s not life that’s tiring, it’s you who is. After a certain age life could get hectic and tiring.  Its all about the hormonal changes , our hormones play within our body. They cycle inside and sometimes because of these hormones, we put on weight and sometimes we lose weight, sometimes we have a bad skin and sometimes we could look older than our actual age. Well because of these changes, one could also fall victim of body disorders like Diabetes, Cholesterol and Blood Pressure.  Something that has become common amongst women is the problem of fibroids. But not many know what Fibroids really are. Lets understand these at length and the problem they could create within ones body.

What are Fibroids ?

Fibroid is a term used for two different types of tumors

–          Fibroids is the common term for uterine fibroids; originating in the uterus. It is a benign neoplasm composed of smooth muscle cells.

–          A fibroid tumor is another name for a fibroma, a tumor of fibrous connective tissue.

Fibroids are classified by their location, which effects the symptoms they may cause and how they can be treated. Women can develop fibroids in several places within their body-the breast, the uterus and the cervical area. Each of these places in the body present unique symptoms as a result and each of these types have separate medical terms assigned to them, but all can be treated. Because fibroids are a result of hormonal influences in a woman’s body, they can appear and disappear sometimes without treatment as well.
Types of Fibroids

There are three fibroid types: breast, cervical and uterine. Breast fibroids are called by several different names (mammary displasia, fibrocystic breast disease, benign breast disease and diffuse cystic mastopathy); however, they all basically mean the same: benign (non-cancerous) changes in breast tissue.

Cervical fibroids are known by that name because they occur in such a limited space within the body. But uterine fibroids are actually assigned one of three names (intramural, subserosal and sub-mucosal), based upon where they are located in the uterine area

Symptoms of Fibroids

 Each type of fibroid has its own symptoms list. Breast fibroids usually cause swelling in the breast that can be painful. Uterine fibroids cause the most symptoms: heavier and more irregular menstrual cycles, possible anemia due to the heavy bleeding, abdominal and pelvic pain, pressure on the bladder or bowels (leading to constipation, incontinence or increased frequency in urination), pain in the lower back or legs (due to size or pressure on a vein or artery), difficulty with pregnancy and delivery, and varicose veins. Cervical fibroids can make intercourse painful and possibly cause bleeding.

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