What Are Uterine Fibroids? Detailed Article!

Hi everyone, I am Sophia, and today I am sharing a detailed article on Uterine Fibroids. I have suffered from Fibroids too, so thought of publishing articles and helping others who are suffering from Fibroids. I didn’t went through any surgery nor took any drugs. But before I tell you the natural methods, you need to understand what exactly Fibroids are. You can give the article a read now.

How Uterine Fibroids Are Formed?

Uterine fibroids are tumors that develop and attach to the female reproductive organ uterus. Fibroid tumors (also known as myomas) arise from the muscular walls of the uterus and are made up of muscle tissue and threadlike fibers of connective tissue.

It is typical for uterine fibroids to cause heavy menstrual bleeding and pressure on the bladder or bowel. Uterine fibroids are also known to cause pain in the pelvic region.
Although very unpleasant – uterine fibroids are almost never cancerous!
In medical circles uterine fibroids is also known as leiomyoma, fibromyoma, myomaor just fibroids.

Uterine fibroids are very common. About 20% to 30% of women over the age of 35 have them in one form or another. You can have fibroids and not even know about them but unfortunately myomas are a source of great unpleasantly for a large number of women..

Causes for Uterine Fibroids

A fibroid starts as a muscle cell in the uterus and develops into a fibroid tumor that starts to grow and multiply.

High levels of estrogen can help fibroids grow but how exactly and why it happens is still not understood.

Research has shown that a woman is in high risk category when her family has a history of uterine fibroids.

Except for the above mentioned there is no clear medical evidence about what causes myoma.

Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids

It is possible to live with uterine fibroids without any problems.

Most women live with fibroids without even knowing that they have them.

There are some symptoms that indicate a possible fibroids problem:

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding – Women may need to change their tampons so often that it is impossible to function normally during their period. This can sometimes lead to anemia.
  • Long menstrual periods – Periods may last more than 7 days.
  • Pressure on the bladder – If a large enough fibroid presses on the bladder, a woman may have the urge to urinate frequently although she would pass only a small amount of urine. This is usually also accompanied by the feeling that one’s bladder was not completely emptied.
  • Pressure on the bowel – If a fibroid puts pressure on the bowel it is possible to feel full after eating a very small amount of food. There are also cases where women with uterine fibroids feel constipated.
  • Pain in the pelvic region

Who is at Risk of Uterine Fibroids?

Uterine fibroids are very common. Women between the ages of 30 to 50 years are in most danger although sometimes women as young as 20 can have them.

For reasons unknown it is 3 times more common for black women to have fibroids than for Caucasian or Asian women.

Uterine fibroids never develop after puberty or menopause – they only occur in women who are in their reproductive age. After menopause fibroids tend to shrink by themselves.

How are Uterine Fibroids treated?

Fibroids that are not causing any problems do not necessarily need treating. Regular medical checkups at least 3 times a year should be alright for most women.
However, if uterine fibroids are becoming unpleasant it is time to treat them.


The standard for uterine fibroids treatment is a surgery called hysterectomy. During the operation the uterus of a woman is removed together with all the fibroids it contains.

While relatively safe, it is not possible to become pregnant or have a baby after hysterectomy.


Myomectomy is the medical name of removal of fibroids without removing the uterus. In theory this preserves the woman’s ability to have children but in the real world successful pregnancy is not guaranteed.

Only 40% of women are able to become pregnant after myomectomy.

It is also highly likely that heavy bleeding inside the uterus will occur and that blood transfusion will be needed. Myomectomy also has a high risk of infections and blood clots in legs.

The risk of having a fibroid re-grow after myomectomy is about 50%.

Natural Treatment of Uterine Fibroids

A special program for uterine fibroids treatment put together by Amanda Leto has recently shown tremendous success in treating fibroids.

A lot of women are unhappy with the usual option given by doctors after discovering uterine fibroids – surgical removal.

After working with hundreds of women with uterine fibroids Amanda Leto has discovered the best natural remedies that are the most powerful against fibroids.

It is possible to shrink uterine fibroids without surgery using only natural remedies.

The fibroid miracle program by Amanda Leto has already helped thousands of women to shrink their uterine fibroids to the size that they can be left alone without the need of surgery.

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