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Fibroids - What Are They And Why Do They Dominate?
Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that develop in or around the womb (also known as the uterus).
The growths consist of muscle and fibrous tissue, and can vary in size from the size of a tiny pea to that of a large watermelon.
You may also hear people refer to fibroids as Uterine Myomas or Leiomyomas.
Fibroids usually grow during a woman's reproductive years (between the age of 16 and 50) when the levels of the hormone, Oestrogen, are highest.
Fibroids tend to be more common and grow the largest in black women.
Some women may have Fibroids but experience no or little symptoms.
Other women have dominating symptoms such as:
- heavy menstrual bleeding
- back and abdominal pain
- lethargy or tiredness
- stress and lack of confidence
For some, these dominating symptoms can have a drastic impact on their lives.
Their quality of health and well-being hits rock bottom and there appears to be a life ahead of misery and not meeting life goals.
However, there are steps you can take to overcome Fibroids dominance.
Firstly, seeking medical advice is important.
There is also a quick and simple way to find out if you are risk of dominance.
There are common features to look out for which give an idea of level of risk:- Low, Medium or High.
Take the FREE quiz found on this page now to find out how much at risk you are.
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