What are Fibroids?
Myomas or Fibroids are tumors that develop within the uterus of a woman. Often, fibroids are not life-threatening or dangerous, neither are they cancerous, however, they can cause issues such as discomfort, anemia, blood loss and fatigue. These are benign tumors but are capable of growing to very large sizes. They can cause bleeding, interfere with pregnancy and can also cause intense pain.
Surprisingly, the exact cause of fibroids is still unknown. However, studies and pieces of evidence point towards some or all of the following factors;
- Genetic mutation
- Growth hormones
Fibroids are known by various names in different communities and among different people:
- Uterine myomas
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about up to 80 percent of women have them by the age of 50. But due to their benign nature, most women never experience symptoms.