Uterine fibroids is a very, very common condition that affects many females. Unbeknown to most, this process of fibroid formation actually takes years. In some women it grows fast, in some women it does not grow at all, and in some women it never happens. This is Lam, founder of DrLam , and we are going to go through in this tutorial what the physiology behind fibroids is all about. First, let’s take a step back. In order for the fibroid to grow, which is a tumor which is benign, is made of fibrous tissues, the body has to activate many mechanisms to grow the fibroids. It starts off very small, like a pea size, and it grows to be as big as sometimes.
An orange or a grapefruit in extreme cases. The common denominator for growing a fibroid is the hormone called estrogen. So if you have excessive estrogen in the body either from absolute basis; such as you are taking too much estrogen from birth control pills or food that contains estrogen; on the relative basis such as when you don’t have enough progesterone to offset the estrogen; or even if you have receptor sites that are very sensitive, and this is very common in people who are skinny and thin; all these can lead to estrogen dominance. On top of that estrogen, because it can mate in the adipose tissue, so if you have a lot of fat tissues, or if you have stress in the adrenal system, they all contribute to estrogen.
Excess. Now estrogen excess will in turn then drive the body into a state of estrogen dominance with symptoms that include fibrocystic breast disease, endometriosis, irregular periods, heavy periods, a lot of ovulation pain, and fibroids. In extreme cases, it can be tied into cancer as well. So, fibroids, even though it is a benign tumor, tells the body that it has the underlying problem of estrogen imbalance. Now, aggressive measures to get rid of the fibroids is necessary if they are structural problems, but there are also natural ways to help the fibroids shrink, especially for.
Those that are nearing menopause. Understanding and recognizing that when the body is in adrenal fatigue the tendency to have a high estrogen load is critical because if you don’t understand this concept, estrogen dominance can be treated as if it is a separate entity of excessive estrogen and women can be told to do what we call hysterectomy to get rid of the fibroid. Now oftentimes this can be useful, but oftentimes as well if the ultimate source of estrogen is not shut off or slowed down, even if you get rid of the ovarian estrogen source you still have estrogen source from food, the environment, the stress, as well as the adrenal disfunction then you are really not getting rid of the total problem at the root level.
So it is important to recognize fibroids number one as a medical issue, but number two also as an associated symptom for us to be on the alert when we dealing with adrenal fatigue because we do see many women who have fibroids with their adrenal fatigue; and in fact it is very interesting because the estrogen load starts going down when the adrenals heal and then many people do report less symptoms of estrogen dominance; including fibroids stop growing, or start to shrink as the adrenal improve. So using this understanding to help us to understand fibroid physiology and association with adrenal fatigue is very important. Now I have an article on my website called ‘Estrogen.
Dominance’ as well as another one called ‘Progesterone’ that will be useful for you. If you are inquisitive I have a book called ‘Estrogen Dominance’ that you can read as well, and of course my main book called ‘Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome’ goes into this in great detail. I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial. For more information on this topic, head over to DrLam where I have written over a thousand articles to help educate people. You can also call me at 6265711234 for more information on Adrenal Fatigue and how to navigate it. Finally, if you enjoyed this tutorial, please subscribe to my YouTube channel. Thanks for watching.
Endometriosis Uterine Fibroids and Estrogen Dominance
Now, when we have a stage called quot;estrogen dominancequot;estrogen proliferates tissue when it’s dominant. Estrogen within itself is very good. I helps us with our brain tissue, our memory. It helps us to think clearly, prevents quot;foggy brainquot; and all this other stuff. Estrogen in itself is very goodit’s not bad. But when you have an estrogen dominance situation where the estrogen is very dominant over the progesterone,.
You’re going to have all these symptoms and you’re going to have a proliferation of tissue. For instance, if a woman comes in with cysts on her ovaries or cysts in her breasts or she has fibroids on the inner uterine lining, or she has endometriosis these are all tissues that are being proliferated. They are increasing because she’s got too much estrogen in her. Thus, we have a lot of.
Increase in the amounts of hysterectomies because women are getting large fibroids and they’re bleeding heavy, heavy, heavy, so they have anemia. I went through this myself, personally, in my forties. I had a lot of estrogen dominance but back then we didn’t know exactly what to do. And so, I ended up having a hysterectomy because every time my period came I would bleed very heavily. And this is what’s happening now in people in their forties. Not everybody, but people with estrogen dominance,.
And so they eventually have to have a hysterectomy. That path can be made smoother. We are starting to get more and more women that are bringing their daughters now. It’s so good to seeit’s preventive medicine.