Uterine fibroids are the benign growths that may develop in the muscle of the uterus. The size of a fibroid may vary from very tiny (less than one inch) mass to a melon sized mass. There may be one fibroid or many fibroids of different sizes. According to National Institute of Health (NIH), nearly 70% to 80% of women have fibroids by the age of 50.
Uterine fibroids may severely affect a women’s quality of life. A very large-sized fibroid expands the uterus to a size of 18 weeks pregnancy. In adding to this, the fibroids compress the bowel or the bladder leading to constipation or frequent urination. And we at Rathimed Fertility, offer the best Fibroid Treatment in Chennai.
The cause of uterine fibroids is still uncertain. But the Female fertility treatment professionals believe that the following factors may cause uterine fibroids.
Genetic mutations: In most of the cases, fibroids may arise as a result of genetic alterations in the healthy uterine muscle cells.
Hormonal changes: The hormones, estrogen and progesterone, causes the renewal of uterine lining during each menstrual cycle. These hormones arouse the growth of the fibroids in the uterus.
Pregnancy: Due to arise in the levels of estrogen and progesterone during pregnancy, most of the pregnant women develop fibroids in the uterus which may shrink off after the pregnancy.
Other causes: The factors that help to preserve normal body mechanisms, such as insulin-like growth factor may also cause uterine fibroids.
Uterine fibroids may not lead to life-threatening problems; however, it may cause discomfort. The fibroids in the uterus may cause heavy blood loss during menstruation, and this may lead to iron insufficiency andanaemia. In pregnant women, uterine fibroids may rise the risk of placental abruption, preterm delivery, and poor development of the fetus.
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