It isn't clear what initiates these growths in our uterus. Maybe they are the superhero uterine cells that simply overwork themselves, encouraged along with the growth-stimulating hormones so abundant in our youth, but they are the number one cause of hysterectomies. They aren't cancerous, but they are quite literally uterine cells that just grow in abundance, to the size of grapefruits or bigger in some women. These may be single fibroids or grow in clusters, and they may grow into the cervix, the uterine wall or hang within or outside the uterus. They cause pain, uterine bleeding, sometimes even a frequent need to urinate, and may impact sexual relationship, fertility, and pregnancy.
Like so many other women's health issues, this issue is also the result of our hormonal ecosystem having fallen out of balance, often due to blood sugar and insulin issues, or elevated estrogen. If you don't want to end up with a hysterectomy into your forties and fifties, then pay attention. We can help you take steps to minimize your risk.