No Fibroids Symptoms Just Yet? Well, There are 5 Things You Can Start Today To Lessen The Risk of Fibroid Dominance
Fibroids Symptoms such as abdominal pain, fatigue and heavy periods are not always immediately obvious in women.
Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that grow in or around the womb (uterus)
The statistics on Fibroids are stark:
8 out of 10 women will experience fibroids at some stage of their reproductive life.
Fibroids are thought to develop more often in black women.
The Symptoms also tend to be more serious in black women compared to other races.
Another stark statistic:
The most common reason for hysterectomies in Black women in the UK, is Fibroids
So, it makes sense and is vitally important to take measures right away even if you do not yet have Fibroid Symptoms.
Particularly, if you are black woman and in a higher risk group.
So, what are the 5 things you can start right now to reduce Fibroid Symptoms?
Eat To Reduce Inflammation
Inflammation can trigger the worst of Fibroid Symptoms such as heavy bleeding and pain.
Eating anti-inflammatory foods and drinks can help to reduce the Symptom levels to a manageable level.
Watch the below video on how to create a anti-inflammatory drink to overcome fibroid dominance:
Do More Exercise
Fibroid Symptoms can also be controlled through regular exercise or physical activity.
Exercise helps the release of more hormones from organs such as the heart, kidneys and gut.
These hormones have anti-inflammatory properties that help reduce the impact of Fibroids on our bodies.
Check out the following article for examples of exercises that can help reduce fibroid dominance.
Watch Your Weight
It is thought that there is a link between weight and fibroids.
Fibroids occur more often in overweight or obese women because being overweight increases the level of estrogen in the body.
A combination of well known factors can help with better weight management but the key advice here is to find a plan that you enjoy and can stick to.
Think about what you eat and what you can reduce levels of such as Salt, Fat and Sugar.
Why not think about taking that 30 minute walk to work rather than riding the Bus?
There is a wealth of advice, diet plans etc out there - try slow and steady and then up the levels as you feel more comfortable with what you are doing.
Reduce Stress Levels
Personally, stress is one of the major contributors to the very worst of my Fibroid Symptoms.
It was like a “vicious circle” - the worse the Symptoms, the more stressed I became.
When I realised what was happening and how stress was having such a big impact on my career and life, I decided to take action right away.
Reducing Stress can happen in a range of ways from just taking time out to read an inspirational book to watching a funny movie to attending Yoga classes.
There is no right or wrong way, just find something that you enjoy and can dedicate some time to.
Want to know my personal favourite way of reducing stress?
30 minutes of quiet meditation each morning would always put me in a good mood for facing a busy day heard and overcoming the worst symptoms.
Talk To Your Doctor
Some women believe that you should only talk to your Doctor once you show the symptoms of Fibroids.
This is not necessarily always the case.
Remember that 8 out of 10 statistics, particularly for black women?
Also, there may be a history of Fibroids in your family.
If you have symptoms or not, a discussion with your Doctor can be the trigger you need to take action to limit the impact of Fibroid Symptoms.
It may not necessarily mean that you will be prescribed medication or surgery.
But you can get to know and understand the known “Whys” about Fibroids such as hormonal imbalance and obesity.
Ultimately, it is important to take the right action that reduces the risk of Fibroid Symptoms.
If you are a black woman, you should be thinking about acting now (if you have symptoms or not).
The 5 approaches mentioned in this article are ideal pointers to what you can do to overcome the worst Fibroid Symptoms.
Surely worth it to ensure that your life and career are not impacted by the worst of these Symptoms.
So, want to learn more about starting your journey to a fibroid dominance free life?
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