1. FIBROIDS & FIBRIN
What Types of Fibroids Exist?
Fibroids can manifest in various forms based on their location within the uterine wall:
- Intramural: These fibroids occur within the uterine wall itself.
- Subserous: Subserous fibroids grow outward from the uterine wall into the abdominal cavity.
- Submucous: Submucous fibroids develop inward from the uterine wall, protruding into the uterine cavity.
What Promotes Fibroid Growth?
The growth of fibroids appears to be closely regulated by hormonal influences, primarily estrogen and progesterone. When estrogen and progesterone levels are elevated, fibroids often experience rapid growth. Conversely, as hormone levels decrease, fibroids typically stop growing and may even shrink.
What Causes Fibroids?
While the root cause of fibroids remains elusive, it is widely acknowledged that both hormonal factors, particularly estrogen and progesterone, and genetic predisposition are contributing factors. The interplay between these elements is believed to set the stage for fibroid development.
Why Do Fibroids Make My Stomach Look Larger?
The enlargement of the abdomen associated with fibroids can be attributed in part to the presence of these growths. However, it's important to note that abdominal swelling can also be exacerbated by the accumulation of excess fibrin within the uterine wall. This excess fibrin can trigger inflammation and fluid retention, contributing to the sensation of a larger abdomen.
What Are the Symptoms of Fibroids?
Symptoms of fibroids can be diverse and can range in both frequency and intensity. They may include:
- Abdominal distension or a feeling of bloating.
- Heavy menstrual bleeding and prolonged or painful periods.
- The presence of excessive blood clots during menstruation.
- Anemia, often due to significant blood loss.
- Irregular spotting between menstrual cycles.
- Pelvic pressure and discomfort.
- Increased frequency of urination.
- Back pain, which is a common complaint among women with fibroids.
- Pain during sexual intercourse.
- In some cases, fibroids can interfere with fertility and make it challenging to become pregnant.
Will Fibro Vita® Work if I Have a Very Large Fibroid?
Certainly, Fibro Vita® is designed to be effective regardless of the size of the fibroid. It actively enhances your body's natural ability to break down excess fibrin, which can be beneficial for both small and large fibroids alike.
Why Do I Need to Urinate So Frequently?
Frequent urination can be linked to the size and position of fibroids within the pelvis. Depending on their location and size, fibroids may press against the bladder, reducing its capacity and causing a frequent urge to urinate.
Could Fibroids Be Causing My Constipation?
Yes, fibroids could indeed be the cause of constipation in some cases. Fibroids may position themselves in a way that exerts pressure on the colon, potentially disrupting normal bowel function and leading to constipation.
Could Fibroids Be Causing My Backaches?
Absolutely. Backaches are a common complaint among women dealing with fibroids. The size and position of fibroids can exert pressure on surrounding structures, including the lower back, leading to discomfort and backaches.
What are Fibroids?
Fibroids are benign growths composed of excess fibrin that develop both in and around the uterus. These non-cancerous growths are known to have a familial tendency, suggesting that genetics may play a role in their occurrence. While their exact origin is not entirely understood, they are believed to emerge due to a combination of hormonal influences, primarily estrogen and progesterone.