Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors on the uterine muscle . 99.95% of fibroids are benign & remain benign, even if they grow in size. Not all fibroids become very large & they vary in size from microscopic sizes to Watermelon size. The Authors grew to 8 months pregnancy size & weighed 11 pounds when it was removed. It was 22cm high & 33cm in diameter. It is not unusual for women to have more than 1 fibroid . (The author had 4). One US Doctor informed me that he’d removed 200 from 1 patient & still managed to retain preserve her womb. A myomectomy is the removal of just the fibroids, its similar to shelling peas from a pod if they are numerous. This article is an overview of Fibroid Research in relation to Diet, Treatments, Black women & fibroids, statistics, fertility and social issues involving fibroids. Continue reading
Fibroid Network is a UK based, Patient Led volunteer, support group, serving as a focal point for women’s fibroid and health issues with the aim to improve women with fibroids, healthcare and health education in the United Kingdom and internationally.
It is independent, group, sharing up to date information about fibroids, helping women to make informed choices about alternative treatments to hysterectomy (removal of the womb). Fibroid Network will be providing details of International news & discussion groups, events, contacts, books & articles to the Community. Continue reading
Vitamin D & Fibroids
Vitamin D deficiency has been identified as a Risk Factor for the development of fibroids. It has been suggested that Vitamin D therapy could be a new strategy for the prevention and/or treatment of fibroids. Or as a treatment used alongside existing strategies, to help to improve outcomes.
Studies are continuing to establish whether Fibroids can be caused and treated by lifestyle and/or Diet adjustments.
Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumors affecting the health of women of reproductive age. Researchers previously underestimated the prevalence in society , of the condition. The prevalence of Uterine Fibroids is reported to be as high as 70% in Caucasian women and up to 80% of Black Women . Continue reading
The first part of my fibroid story in a BBC article online “I had an 11lb fibroid removed successfully” by myomectomy , Click here to Read my BBC News item online. I was a patient Representative on the Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Guideline for NICE (National Institute of Clinical Excellence) which produces the Guidelines for the UK NHS, so that we could finally get access to more effective treatments for this condition. We were contacted by 1,000’s of women who suffered from Heavy Menstrual Bleeding & Fibroids. , I participated in creating a UK Guideline for Drs & Patients to help people who suffered from both these conditions. Thank you to all of my Fellow Guideline Development Panel members for this fantastic review of current treatments. Thank you to all the Members of Parliament & Womens Organisations who supported us , to help women get Informed, Patient Choice .
After this article was published I went on to have twins, without IVF.
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