Dear Angie, Thank you so much for your Q and A I learn so much from you! You have inspired me to write a question about my health. I have 3 uterine fibroids. The only symptom I seem to get is spot bleeding in between periods. What advice could you give me please regarding fibroids?
A: Fibroids are benign tumours of muscle and connective tissue that grow inside or around the wall of a woman’s uterus. You can get fibroids due to oestrogen dominance. Oestrogen dominance can cause a woman’s uterus lining to over thicken, this can result in localized growths in the muscle and connective tissue that line the uterus. These growths are uterine fibroids.
Fibrois can be related to:
An overworked liver.
The contraceptive pill
High levels of oestrogen’s.
High levels of saturated fats and meats.
Lack of essential fatty acids
Fibroids can run in the family and can be related to stress.
Getting fibroids after the age of 30 is common , however you can get fibroids at any age.
What are the symptoms?
Heavy painful periods
Due to heavy blood loss Anaemia
Spot bleeding between periods
Reoccurring urinary tract infections
Increased vaginal discharge
*These symptoms can be due to another ailment, always check with your G.P if you have any symptoms
What can you do to help?
Speak to your Nutritional Therapist about:
Balancing your endocrine system.
Taking essential fatty acids.
Eating Nutrient rich foods