Black Women and Fibroids - The ultimate advice for women at risk of dominance
I’m going to show you how busy, professional black women can reduce the impact of fibroids growth on their lifestyle and life goals.
Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that grow in or around the womb (uterus) - NHS.
There are medical and surgical interventions and treatments for fibroid growths.
However, there is not much discussion on black women and fibroids - specifically, awareness of reducing fibroid dominance.
Why are professional black women at risk you may ask?
“By the age of 50, 80% of black women will have developed fibroids growth”.
I was amongst that 80%.
As a busy working black woman, I found a way of reducing the impact that fibroids had on my lifestyle and goals.
If not kept in check, fibroid growths can disrupt and take over your life in a negative way.
I found a way and in this article I will talk about the advice I took to eliminate fibroid dominance from my life.
The key takeaways you will gain from this article are:
- The first step is to recognise that you are at risk
- It is important to gain the knowledge and confidence to live a life free from fibroid domination, meaning a better quality of life
- It is important to take action right away to achieve a life free from the influence of fibroid domination
The consequences of fibroids and dominance for black women seem tougher than ever
For a busy black woman, the impact of fibroids and domination can be tough on lifestyle and life goals.
So what are examples of the signs that you may be being dominated?
- Pain e.g. abdominal and back
- Tiredness and lethargy
- Stress and anxiety
- Lack of confidence
Some or more signs can be connected and together can cause a negative impact your life.
In my situation, I was often too tired to pursue my much desired career goals.
Also, my confidence dropped and I became anxious about missing out on a job promotion.
However, the consequences don’t have to be that tough as long as you are prepared to take action.
I will discuss later in this article.
No symptoms, no action required. Right or Wrong?
There is a misconception that, as a black woman, if you don’t show the symptoms or signs of fibroids, then you have nothing to worry about.
This is not necessarily the truth and not acting to overcome fibroids dominating your life may be something you regret later.
The statistics of the growth of fibroids in black women exist and risks can be high.
I, like many other women, had fibroids from an earlier age ,but no symptoms or signs of dominance.
I did not realise the possible impact that fibroids could have and how it would change my life.
That lack of awareness and action had put me in a bind, so lack of action was definitely not the right way.
No action could mean a no choice outcome
It’s a depressing statistic but the majority of black women in the UK have hysterectomies, due to fibroids growths.
Preservation of your womb is obviously a big deal if you are planning on having a family.
For some women, the level of dominance has reached such a critical stage.
They feel that they have no other option but to have such drastic surgery.
How about if you had taken the option much earlier to act and reduce the risk of being dominated?
The best part of this approach is that it puts you in control rather than the one being controlled.
Black Women: Take these actions now to reduce the risk of fibroids dominating your life
So as a modern, professional black women with little spare time on your hands, what should you do to reduce your risk of fibroids dominance?
Don’t Ignore The Signs
It’s easy to just believe that what appears normal is actually not.
Heavy and painful menstrual periods can be a sign, and so is using far more sanitary products than family and friends.
What should you do if the signs and symptoms of fibroids are there?
Seek medical advice, e.g from your doctor or a gynaecologist.
Research has linked fibroid growth and dominance with hormone imbalance, particularly estrogen (oestrogen) imbalance.
Diet and particularly an unhealthy diet, can be a cause of hormone imbalance.
You can try reducing the amount of salt, sugar and fat from your diet.
Black women in the West do tend to eat overly processed or refined food which can also distort hormone balance.
As an alternative that helps overcome dominance, try including more organic, free-range or natural food in your diet.
Take my Fibroid Grocery List which includes examples of foods that can reduce fibroids dominance.
Even the most basic of exercise (e.g a quick walk from the station to your office) can make a positive difference to fibroids dominance.
Exercise gets your heart rate going and gets organs, such as your liver, working to expel excess hormones, e.g oestrogen, from your body.
Exercise is also great for good weight management as there is link between obesity and dominance.
Once regular basic exercise (e.g walking) has built up your confidence, try stepping up to other types of exercise such as swimming and gym work.
I love that song “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrine.
It always brings a smile to my face and puts me in a good mood.
In this modern, many of us black women do suffer with stress and anxiety which is linked to fibroids dominance.
So, it makes sense to do all you can to de-stress and eliminate anxiety.
It can make all the difference to your life to try things to de-stress.
Try doing something you enjoy (e.g a hobby) and relaxation activities such as meditation.
And don’t forget to just “laugh a lot”.
Avoid Harmful Substances And Chemicals
Make sure you get to know and understand about chemicals and substances, e.g. sulfates.
These fibroids promoters can be found in hair products used by many black women (e.g. hair relaxers) and cosmetics commonly available in stores.
Make sure you check labels and go for products that do not contain harmful chemicals or substances.
Seeking advice is something that many of us don’t do.
We live busy lives and our health is something that, unfortunately, many of us put on the back burner.
There is always tomorrow, right?
Fibroids can have such an impact on your life and the importance of seeking advice right now to raise your awareness is paramount.
Advice from family and friends can be a big help, particularly those who have gone through similar experiences of living and dealing with the condition.
Also, always seek medical advice.
Unfortunately, the incidents of misdiagnosis or late diagnosis of fibroids tends to be higher with black women.
If you are not happy, seek a second opinion.
There is nothing wrong with doing research on the internet but stick to well known and high authority sites
I started my research using the largest health site in Europe, the National Health Service or NHS in the UK.
Download and take away your 6 tips for professional black women at risk of fibroids
If you're a black woman serious about avoiding being dominated by fibroids, you need to pay attention to the actions in this article.
I’ve covered the importance of being aware and the risk of being dominated for career-minded black women.
Also, I've discussed the importance of acting now to reduce the risk of fibroids and dominance.
However, the truth is that there are so many women who are not aware or do not know where to start.
What are the things to look out for and assess?
Are you one of those women?
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I know you don’t want to be one of those in a position of being impacted by fibroids and ultimately having no control on your life choices and life goals.
So take action today!
And always remember to: “Keep Calm and Avoid Fibroid Dominance”
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