How does my weight impact fibroids?
Fibroids are abnormal growths in the uterus. They are also called uterine fibroids, myomas, and leiomyoma. The unwanting symptoms of heavy bleeding, pain, and painful cramps can really affect a woman’s quality of life. The specific cause of fibroids is unknown, but I believe there are few triggers that play a huge role in the development of fibroids. One being diet, I feel it’s a huge contributor.
According to healthline, having overweight or obesity increases your risk. While foods can’t treat or prevent fibroids, your daily diet and lifestyle may play a role in reducing your risk. Diet can help balance hormones that may trigger these growths. Certain foods may also help ease fibroid symptoms.
Estrogen is a hormone important for reproductive health in both women and men. However, too much estrogen can increase your risk for fibroids. A plant based diet with plenty of fresh and cooked green vegetables, fresh fruit, legumes, and whole grains to your plate. Research shows that eating these foods regularly may help lower your risk for fibroids. On the other hand, eating beef, ham, lamb, and other red meat may raise your risk.
As there is no specific cause of fibroids, along with no cure. Fibroid surgery can be a temporary fix, considering there is a 60% risk of your fibroids returning after fibroid removal procedures or surgeries. If you need more guidance and support on how to structure out a diet to heal your fibroids and prevent fibroids from returning after fibroid surgery. The fibroid fitness challenge may be of help. It’s a jumpstart on how to heal your body and prevent risk of fibroids with a meal guide, recipes, healing workouts and a stress management guide.
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Weight and diet is a good start when it comes to lowering estrogen levels.. Obesity and excess weight increase the risk for fibroids. Fat cells make more estrogen, so losing weight may help prevent or slow the growth of fibroids.
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