A fibroid is a benign tumor that mainly consists have muscular tissue and usually grows inside the uterus. Fibroids are also called myomas. Its size ranges widely, from a small tumor the size of a pea to a large tumor almost the size of the uterus. Myomas are classified into three types, depending on the location where they are.
Found. The intramural myoma, a fibroid that grows in the muscular wall of the uterus. This subserosal myoma, a fibroid located just beneath the outside mucosal covering of the uterus. Here the fibroid projects to the outside and occasionally remains connected with the uterus.
Only through a small stalk. the submucosal myoma, a tumor that grows beneath the surface of the uterus lining. Therefore, this type of fibroids can grow into the uterine cavity. The actual causes have development of a fibroid are still unclear. However, it has been documented that fibroids are associated with high levels of.
Estrogen, the female sex hormone. Fibroids can only developed during reproductive years of women. Following menopause, the production of estrogen decreases which will usually cause fibroids to shrink or disappear. Myomas are more common in nonpregnant and infertile women. In general, fibroids are asymptomatic.
Or associated with just a few complaints if any complaints. if any complaints occur, then the location, size and type of the fibroid are the major factors. Fibroids can affect nearby structures. They can cause compression of the bladder, which may lead to urinary complaints, or may obstruct the intestine, which may result in constipation. Other complaints can be:.
Backaches, abdominal problems, menstrual flow disturbances. Fibroids can impede normal childbirth, which may require caesarean delivery. Fibroids relatively more often lead to miscarriages. Whenever fibroids cause symptoms, they need to be removed or shrinked.
Medications sometimes cause fibroid to shrink by blocking the production and secretion of estrogen. In other cases, surgery may be required to remove the fibroid. The type of surgery depends on the location of the fibroid. Sometimes it’s possible to remove the fibroid with the help of the tube.
Entered through the vagina and the procedure is called hysteroscopic myomectomy. In other cases, surgery through the abdominal wall may be necessary. In the case of a large fibroid, hysterectomy may be the only solution. This option only applies when there is no desire to have more children. You general practitioner can give you more.
Adrenal Fatigue Causing Uterine Fibroids
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.