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Fibroids 101: What They Are, What They Do & How To Treat Them

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Fibroids 101: What They Are, What They Do & How To Treat Them


July is Uterine Fibroid Awareness Month so what better time than now to discuss uterine fibroids, what they are, what they do, and how you can treat and potentially prevent them?

What Are Uterine Fibroids?

So what exactly are uterine fibroids? Uterine fibroids (aka leiomyomas) are benign (non-cancerous) tumors that come from the muscle layer of the uterus. Fibroids usually develop during the child-bearing years, with the majority of cases being diagnosed between ages 30-39. These tumors are very common and by the time a woman reaches menopause she has an 80% chance of having one or more.

There are three types of fibroids:

  • Sub-serosal, which protrudes from the uterus
  • Intramural, which is in the muscle of the uterus. These are by far the…

Please read original article Fibroids 101: What They Are, What They Do & How To Treat Them posted on Healthy Black Girls on 19 July 2017 | 4:36 pm —

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