Fibroids tumors are noncancerous, but they can cause severe problems to some women. When serious problems occur, sometimes a surgery may become the only reasonable option that's able to deal with this condition. Many women hope that they can do something to prevent a fibroid to grow. Is it possible?
The fact, until now there isn't a way that can prevent fibroids tumors to grow. However, it doesn't mean that you can't do something. If you can detect their present earlier, know your risk factors, and possible causes, you will be able to prepare yourself better.
These're some of the factors that need your attention:
- Choosing the right contraceptive. Because estrogen can make fibroids to grow, it's recommended not to use contraceptive pills that contain high estrogen. Use cervical cap, diaphragm, condom, contraceptive foam/sponge/jelly, or IUD as your alternative for contraception forms.
- A study indicates that doing regular exercises may help prevent someone from getting fibroids tumors. Although this indication may need some further researches, exercise will eventually give us a healthy body and other benefits.
- A healthy lifestyle that follows a high fiber, low fat nutritional diet can help also. When the fibroids have already inside your uterus, this may slow their growth.
- Making sure on everything that you eat, or use is free from chemicals that mimic estrogen (known as xenoesrogen) by checking the ingredients or substances in its label, although you may not be able to check them all. Xenoestrogen is known to give certain contributions to fibroid growth.
- Knowing your family who ever had fibroids tumors before will help you to be aware of your change to get the same condition.
- If you never got pregnant.
- You are in the range of this age, 30s-40s.
- Being obese.
- Black women have higher risk for fibroids than other race.
If you have a risk to have fibroids tumors, it's suggested that you start to learn everything about fibroids, the symptoms, the treatments, some changing in your habit, and other self care.