Q. What are fibroids in uterus and
how can they be cured?
Answer: Fibroids are pale, firm, fibrous masses
that sometimes form in or on the walls of the uterus. They appear to result from abnormal cell
development. These tumors are almost always benign. They can range in size from a tiny speck to
large masses that can distort the uterus and nearby organs.
Uterine fibroids usually appear during the
reproductive years and tend to grow slowly over time. The three most common types of fibroids are:
subserosal (which grow in the outer wall of the uterus), intramural (which develop in the muscular
layers of the uterine wall) and submucosal (which protrude into the uterine cavity).
It is believed that fibroids are caused by estrogen
dominance. Irregular cycles, annovulatory cycles are both indicators. However, actual diagnosis can
only be done by using ultrasound or laproscopy.
Some women have fibroids and don't even know they
have them. If they are not causing any problems, the doctors usually don't do anything about them.
But there are several ways to get rid of fibroids if they are causing a problem.
The usual way to treat fibroids is to prescribe
birth-control pill hormones which will suppress their growth. But this will seriously affect
menstrual cycles, fertility, etc.
If the fibroids are causing really serious problems
they can be removed surgically.
There are also alternative medicine solutions that
are effective in shrinking and controlling fibroids.