By Joe Okoro
For over 2 years, I have got requests upon requests to write on this very topic. I have been putting it off for a very long time. Finally, I decided to create time to do some research on this most common health problems about women, and what I found is the result of this eye opening article. Please read, digest the information, and if you or someone you know is affected by this disease, you can forward this piece to them so that they too can become as informed as you are. I’m sure you will enjoy it. What Is a Fibroid? Fibroids are known as non-cancerous growths found in or on the muscular wall of the womb. These growths vary in sizes. Some fibroids can be as small as a pea, while others can be as large as a 7 or 8 month old foetus. In other words, some women that have fibroids that size would be believed to be pregnant, when they are not. Fibroids are given different names depending on where they grow inside a woman. Types of Fibroids •Fibroids that grow on the inside of the womb is called Submucosal fibroids. •Fibroids that grows on the wall of the womb is called Intramural fibroids. •Fibroids that grows on the outside of the womb is called Subserol fibroids. Studies have shown that fibroids affect up to 20 percent of women above the age of 30. And women below the age of 20 hardly experience the problem of fibroid. Fibroids seem to run in some families, but there is no research evidence that is currently available to prove that fibroid is genetic. What Are The Symptoms? Fibroids have one major symptom and that happens when a woman has heavy periods. The heavy periods is caused by the growth of fibroids inside the womb and this disrupts the normal function of the menstrual flow. Most women who have fibroids, experience no pain at all, whereas, others do. Usually, this pain is a slight pain caused because of the pressure exerted by the fibroid, which causes a dragging sensation in the abdomen. In most cases, however, fibroids patient may not notice it, if the fibroid growth does not exert any pressure on the neighbouring organs. And for these people, they can live with the fibroid for many years without problem. Still in other cases, fibroids have caused infertility in women, and have been responsible for many miscarriages that happen among women. If a woman has fibroid, it may be difficult to maintain the growth of a baby till childbirth happens. Miscarriages happen in women with fibroids because, these fibroid growth most times are so enlarged in the womb that it distorts the normal space that the baby occupies for growth. Furthermore, because of this distortion, a fertilized egg will have problem with implantation on the walls or lining of the uterus because a fibroid is there already. When implantation fails to happen, miscarriage may result. Other possible symptoms of fibroids can happen if the fibroid presses or exerts pressure on organs such as the bladder or bowel. In this situation because these organs are always “under pressure”, the sufferer will now experience frequent urination, constipation or even backache. Some women may experience lower abdominal swelling, making it look as if they are in their early stage of pregnancy, whereas they’re not. Causes and Side Effects of Fibroid What exactly is responsible for the growth of Fibroids in the body? Currently doctors and scientists DO NOT know the exact causes of Uterine Fibroids. However, researches and clinical experiences point to just two factors that may be responsible. 1. Hereditary Factors Experiences have shown in many clinical cases that fibroids run in families, but this study does not have any research or scientific proof to back it up. 2. The Estrogen And Progesterone Hormones There are two hormones that is responsible in stimulating the development of the uterine lining during each menstrual cycle in preparation for pregnancy. These two hormones are called Estrogen and Progesterone. It appears these two hormones promote the growth of Fibroid in women when the presence of these hormones is more than normal in the body. In other words there is an Estrogen Dominance in the body of victims because fibroids contain more estrogen and progesterone receptors than normal uterine muscles do. Effects of Estrogen Dominance In The Body When there is too much Estrogen in the body, beside the cause of Fibroids, it brings along with it the following health problems. •The formation of small cysts (tumor) inside the breasts •Risk of Cancer growth in the breast and other areas of the body •Hair loss •Acne •Infertility •Weight gain •Hormonal Imbalance Story Of A Woman With Fibroid There is a woman I used to know who had the problem of Fibroid for many years. Fortunately for the woman, her fibroid was discovered when she had her first child, a baby girl. Doctors advised her to go for a surgery to remove the fibroid. But she was unwilling to do so. After the first child was born, having another child became a great problem. Most pregnancies thereafter resulted to miscarriages. At the end of the day, the woman gave in to her doctors’ advise and went for a surgery. The Fibroid was removed. About 18 months later, it was discovered that the fibroid has grown again, and she had another surgery. Almost 2 years after the second surgery, yet another fibroid growth was noticed in her body. She gave up trying to remove the fibroid via a surgery. Eventually, she used a special medication and melted away all the fibroid. Almost 8 years after her first pregnancy, she conceived again, and this time, she was able to maintain the pregnancy – no miscarriage- till the baby was born. And guess what? It is a baby boy. Treatment [Shrinking Fibroid Growth] Fibroid can be treated in two ways, and we are going to look at them one by one. Treatment Number 1 – Surgery The quickest way to solve the problem of fibroid is through surgery. However, there are a lot disadvantages going this route. The experience of the woman I related about earlier actually had two major operations on fibroid, and after sometime, the fibroid came back. Do you know why there is a high chance of the Fibroid to grow back after it has been removed from the body? It is because surgery DO NOT treat the CAUSE of Fibroid. It only treats the symptoms and the manifestation of the disease. That is, cutting off the fibroid tissue. The known cause of Fibroid is Estrogen Dominance. In other words, the only way to stop the growth of fibroid is to limit everything that causes the production of excess Estrogen hormones to be stored in the body. The presence of excess estrogen hormones in the body feeds the growth of fibroid, meaning that, as long as this estrogen level is NOT MINIMIZED, the fibroid growth will continue. And that also means, cutting off the fibroid via a surgery is only a temporary solution, not a permament one. It will grow back to replace the one cut off in a short time. If you want to treat the problem of Fibroid, you need to eliminate what feeds the fibroid to grow. When that happens, if there are existing fibroids, they will starve, and gradually shrink to death. Treatment Number 2 – Herbal Remedies The next more reliable but slow method to actually shrink the fibroid to death is to use herbal remedies for 3 months. Here are the things you need to do. 1. Strengthen Your Liver The first thing you need to do to strengthen your liver is to detoxify your body from other contaminants. Your liver metabolizes the estrogen that is available in the body. If the liver is overloaded and overworked, it will not be able to to metabolize the estrogen to the normal level responsible for pregnancy to occur or just to the normal level for a human body. When I say you have to detoxify your body this time, I do not mean the 3 days detox, or 7 days detox or even 30 days detoxification. You will need to detoxify your body continuously for 90 days, thereafter you can continue like that once in a while if you like. Detoxification makes the liver stronger and helps it to work at optimal capacity. And to do this, you will be needing the help of one of the trusted herbal products for fibroid. It’s called Fibrofit. 2. Decrease The Amount of Estrogen Hormones In Your Body To control the amount of Estrogen in your body, you will need to watch what you eat. You must as a matter of fact, eliminate poor diet. Your food choices must be a selection of the most natural foods you can find. And that means, you will avoid foods that could trigger the production of the hormone Estrogen. And that also means, you will cut out foods like… Diary foods Alcohol Completely eliminate sugar from your foods Caffeine All processed foods Fill your diet with foods that could be found in nature unprocessed, like plenty greens, fruits in moderation, drink plenty of water. 3. Use Natural Dietary Supplements It is a known fact that we can not get all the nutrients we need in the body from the foods we eat, we need to supplement our diets to help us with adequate supply of these nutrients. The herbal supplements that actually helped the woman that I told her story earlier, is called FibroFit. This herbal supplement has a total of 5 individual products, each one plays a vital role in helping you to shrink the fibroid growth available in the body. And they do this by helping in the metabolism of the hormone Estrogen and with the assistance of a cleaned or detoxified Liver, the right quantities of this hormone is maintained resulting in the shrinking of the fibroid over a few months period. It is suggested you use it for 3 months for maximum result. You will start noticing visible signs of your health improving from the second week of using FibroFit. When you endeavour to treat [shrink] fibroid using natural method, you will start noticing changes in your body from the second week. Your fibroids will shrink month by month and you will find out that your menstrual cycles continue to improve as each month passes by. Your life will improve, and your energy levels will rise as your body is restored. If you contemplate surgery, I think you should first try this option for 3 months, go back to the hospital to check if the fibroid is still the same or not, before finally deciding. Whatever you do, let consistency be your keyword when making these life changes so that your body will remain a healthy and unfriendly environment for fibroid growth to happen.