When I first started my practice I had several women come in with fibroid issues. Some women came in because they had been diagnosed with fibroids, opted for the surgery, and wanted to change their behaviors so they would not come back.
Some women came in because they had been diagnosed with fibroids and wanted to avoid surgery by using natural methods to have them shrink and disappear. Of course my patients wanted me to make them disappear, and quickly. While they were in my office I would listen to their stories, racking my brain to figure out how I was going to help them get rid of their fibroids.
Fibroids are a condition where I knew the best I could offer my patients was management and not cure. What I mean by management is that I had successfully been able to stop growth but could not shrink their fibroids. So I would take a deep breath and be honest with my patients, telling them the limitations of what I could do to help them with their problem.
I was disappointed that I couldn’t offer a complete reversal of their problem but I knew I could improve their symptoms and their quality of life and if that was good enough. I would work with them to support them in the process.
Medical science is not sure of the exact reason why fibroids are created by women’s bodies. That is part of what makes it hard to get them to shrink or disappear.
It is estimated that 50 percent of women will have at least one fibroid by the time they are 50 years old. So it is a common problem with no common quick treatment that works all the time.
Fibroids are benign growths that develop in the uterus. Fibroids are not cancerous yet depending on where they are located on the uterus they can cause many problematic symptoms for women.
Fibroids, which are also called uterine fibroids, leiomyoma, fibromyoma or myoma, may not show symptoms or can be debilitating. Fibroids can show up as just one or several within the uterus of a woman. This can complicate symptoms, depending on where they are located.