What are Fibroids?
Uterine Fibroids are common in reproductive life of a female. Fibroids are muscular tumors that grow in the wall of the Uterus. Medical term for fibroids is Leiomyoma or ‘Myoma’. Fibroids are almost always benign i.e. they are not cancerous. Fibroids can grow as a single tumor, or there can be many of them in the uterus. They can be as small as an apple seed or as big as a grapefruit. In unusual cases they can become very large.
About 20 percent to 80 percent of women develop fibroids by the time they reach age 50. Fibroids are most common in women in their 40s and early 50s. Not all women with fibroids have symptoms. Women who do have symptoms often find fibroids hard to live with. Some have pain and heavy menstrual bleeding. Fibroids also can put pressure on the bladder, causing frequent urination, or the rectum, causing rectal pressure. Should the fibroids get very large, they can cause the abdomen (stomach area) to enlarge, making a woman look pregnant.
Who gets Fibroids?
There are factors that can increase a woman's risk of developing fibroids.
- Age - Fibroids become more common as women age, especially during the 30s and 40s through menopause. After menopause, fibroids usually shrink.
- Family history - Having a family member with fibroids increases your risk. If a woman's mother had fibroids, her risk of having them is about 3 times higher than average.
- Obesity - Women who are overweight are at higher risk for fibroids. For very heavy women, the risk is 2-3 times greater than average.
- Eating habits - Eating a lot of Red Meat is linked with a higher risk.
Where can Fibroids grow?
Based on where they grow, they are 3 types:
- Submucosal fibroids grow into the uterine cavity.
- Intramural fibroids grow within the wall of the uterus.
- Subserosal fibroids grow on the outside of the uterus.
Some fibroids grow on stalks that grow out from the surface of the uterus or into the cavity of the uterus. They might look like mushrooms. These are called Pedunculated Fibroids.
Symptoms of Fibroids-
Most fibroids do not cause any symptoms, but some women with fibroids can have:
- Heavy bleeding or painful periods
- Feeling of fullness in the pelvic area
- Enlargement of the lower abdomen
- Frequent urination
- Pain during sex
- Lower back pain
- Complications during pregnancy and labor, including a 6-time greater risk of Caesarian Section
- Reproductive problems, such as Infertility, which is very rare.
What causes Fibroid?
No one knows for sure what causes fibroids. Researchers think that more than one factor could play a role. These factors could be:
- Hormonal (affected by Estrogen & Progesterone Levels)
- Genetic (runs in families)
Fibroids are under Hormonal Control — both Estrogen and Progesterone. They grow rapidly during pregnancy, when hormone levels are high. They shrink when anti-hormone medication is used. They also stop growing or shrink once a woman reaches Menopause.
Can Fibroids turn into Cancer?
Fibroids are almost always benign (not cancerous). Rarely (less than one in 1,000), a cancerous fibroid will occur. This is called Leiomyosarcoma. Having fibroids does not increase the risk of developing a cancerous fibroid.
What are the Tests to confirm Fibroids?
The tests might include:
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Cat scan (CT)
- Hystero Salpingo Gram(HSG) or Sonohysterogram.
How are Fibroids treated?
Most women with fibroids do not have any symptoms. For women who do have symptoms, there are treatments that can help. Talk with your doctor about the best way to treat your fibroids. She or he will consider many things before helping you choose a treatment. Some of these things include:
- Whether or not you are having symptoms from the fibroids
- If you might want to become pregnant in the future
- The size of the fibroids
- The location of the fibroids
- Your age and how close to menopause you might be
If you have fibroids but do not have any symptoms, you may not need treatment. Your doctor will check during your regular exams to see if they have grown.
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Fibroids & Ayurvedic Treatment:
Management of Uterine Fibroid through surgery is available to meet urgent need of the patient, but challenges remain to establish a satisfactory conservatory medical treatment till date. Fibroids are compared with Granthi Roga & samprapthi vighatana of Granthi is the absolute treatment for Uterine Fibroids. Ayurvedic formulations & treatments are found to be effective in Uterine Fibroid.
According to Ayurveda, Uterine Fibroids start with the loss of natural balance in the body (Vitiated Vata, Pitta & Kapha). This occurs when toxins accumulate in tissues and disrupt the delicate biochemistry of the body. A build up of toxins can also obstruct the channels of circulation and elimination. These blockages prevent proper nutrition from reaching the tissues and interfere with the body’s natural cleansing and purifying processes. In addition, Stress, a hectic lifestyle, poor diet, digestion and metabolism, can contribute to an unstable nervous system, which can disturb hormonal balance.
Ayurveda understands that healing must take place on all levels. Not only do toxins need to be eliminated, balance must be restored, bringing the body’s natural regulatory principles back into harmony. Our integrated program helps to boost the immune system and balance the hormones in the body. Only this holistic approach supports the long-term proper functioning of the ovaries.
Why Vardhan Ayurveda?
Our Doctors will design an Individualized Treatment Program for Uterine Fibroids. You will also be recommended specialized Diet & Lifestyle Corrections.
We practice a Holistic Approach - with an emphasis on prevention, and treating Fibroids with only natural approaches, we at Vardhan Ayurveda Hospital remove toxins through Panchakarma Chikitsa thus nourishing the brain and promote health and vitality.
We provide Lasting Results by identifying all of the contributing factors involved in your fibroid condition.
In other fields of medicine usually surgery is being done, Hysterectomy is the final go, which has many complications too. This commonly occurring Fibroid Uterus is effectively treated at Vardhan Ayurveda Hospital.