This post was most recently updated on September 12th, 2017
- Why do black women get fibroids?
African American women are 2 to 3 times more likely to have uterine fibroids than Caucasian women. Not only that. The incidence of occurrence and the pace of growth of fibroids is more prevalent in black woman than other racial groups.
- Fibroids are the number 1 reason for hysterectomy in the US.
If you experience more abdominal pain and heavy bleeding every month, you may be heading towards a major surgery or hysterectomy.
- What causes heavy periods and pelvic pain?
The fibroids are rock like noncancerous tumours grow in the uterus. As the growth of fibroids increases, the uterus lining stretches and causes gushing like heavy periods. It also presses pelvic nerves and causes heavy pain in the pelvic area.
So in this article, you are going to learn five reasons why African-American women are more likely to get fibroids.
1.Hair relaxing products
- New study links relaxers to fibroids
STUDY DONE ON 23,000 AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN showed that women who used hair relaxing products were more likely to have fibroids. Specifically, fibroids may be linked to the chemical exposure through scalp burns that result from relaxers.Read more
So if you use a relaxer you have more risk of getting uterine fibroids. A recent study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology has found a link between the use of hair relaxers and the condition that is estimated to affect 80 percent of Black women over their lifetime.Read more
So Go Natural for hair relaxing
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2.Abuse During Childhood
According to a new study from the Slone Epidemiology Center (SEC) at Boston University, African-American women who reported sexual or physical abuse before age 11 had a greater risk of uterine fibroids in adulthood compared with women who had no such abuse history. The association was strongest for women who experienced sexual abuse. Read more
So Forget the Past and Enjoy this Moment
3.Obesity and weight gain after childbirth
Some studies suggest that obesity might play a role in fibroid development. This is particularly important for African American women, who are 1.4 times more likely to be obese than non-Hispanic white women. Read more
In women of African origin, weight gain after childbirth increases the risk of contracting uterine fibroids. African-origin women who reach a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 kg/m, after having children, are at greatest risk for suffering from uterine fibroids compared to African-origin women who remain thin after bearing children. Reducing your weight and maintaining a healthy BMI is very important for women of African origin. Read More
So Reduce Weight and your BMI
4.Eating less Dairy foods
With the knowledge that fibroid rates are two to three times higher in black women than white women, coupled with evidence that blacks consume fewer servings of dairy foods (and thus have lower mean intakes of calcium, magnesium, and phosphorus) than whites,8 Wise and colleagues investigated the disparity in dairy intake among these two populations as a potential factor in fibroid growth. Read More
So Eat More Dairy Products
5.Insufficient levels of Vitamin D
A study has estimated that only 10% of African-American women have sufficient levels of Vitamin D in their blood. In the same study, 25% of Caucasian women had normal levels of Vitamin D.
Lower levels of Vitamin D increase the chances for forming uterine fibroids in African-American women. Read more
Exposure to the sun to allow for the formation of vitamin D is important to reduce the occurrence of fibroids.
So Get Sun Exposure Everyday
Heavy bleeding and severe pain killing you?
When fibroids grow beyond 15 cm, belly looks like pregnant. They bleed heavily with massive blood clots. This may endanger the fertility irreversibly…
Pills work short term but the problem gets worse. Those who undergo surgery often develop fibroids again… So it is the time for C.H.A.N.G.E… So you won’t MISS the chance of becoming MOM.
Here is what to do now…
Fibroids literally kill with its severe pain and non-stop periods.
It ruins sex life and endangers the dreams of becoming a Mom.
Fibroids are the number ONE reason for hysterectomy in the US.
This news shocked me literally…
Recently I have seen a news of a teenage girl who removed her uterus unable to bear the extreme pain. The real tragedy is that the root cause of hormonal imbalance may manifest in various forms and therefore she is not free from other risks.
If you have growing fibroids and worried about your fertility this blog post will certainly help you get rid of uterine fibroids naturally…Continue to Read
You try to deal with uterine fibroids through conventional treatments. You feel relief from your symptoms. But the growth of fibroids doesn’t stop.
Days, months passes and yet you don’t get complete cure from fibroids.
You want to try natural methods but not sure whether they can shrink your fibroids completely.
The Question is…
Do uterine fibroids shrink naturally without surgery…Continue to Read
Is it really benign tumor…
Fibroid appears in the uterine walls of a woman. It is benign. This means that it is not cancerous. This tumor is like a smooth muscle which can begin with just a single tumor, to a cluster one.
The risk with fibroids…
Fibroid is not actually cancerous. Compared to other malignant tumors, this is not something that can eventually kill. But the problem with Fibroid is that it can create different kinds of complex problems in the future… Continue to Read
If fibroids grow beyond 15 cm, their belly looks like they are pregnant. They bleed heavily with a lot of blood clots and they feel pressure in their hips and back along with pelvic pain.
Fibroids medicines fails.
Common drugs that are prescribed to treat fibroids such as oral contraceptives and anti-inflammatory drugs fail to tackle the root cause of fibroids
And most often…
Fibroids drugs cause a lot of side effects like cardiovascular problems, digestive disorders, excessive weight gain and damage to the reproductive system (It can seriously hinder the chances of getting pregnant)…Continue to Read
Mainstream doctors after trying painkillers and other medications go for surgical removal of fibroids or even removal of your uterus i.e hysterectomy.
Why fibroids grow again?
But these invasive surgical procedures will have many side effects. More than that it will not cure the root cause of fibroids and that is why fibroids grow again…Continue to Read