Journal of Natural Health
What is Eczema?
Eczema is not a single illness, but rather a name for a group of diseases connected due to similar symptoms. Specifically, both rash skin cases and issues of immunity corruption can be named in this specific way.
Guide to Uterine Fibroids
What are uterine fibroids?
While most fibroids are actually quite harmless and get smaller with menopause, there are other types that are a different story.
These harmful fibroids are very painful and furthermore put pressure on internal organs to the point that they make the organs bleed and cause anemia. In pregnant women, they can cause various problems.
So what cause uterine fibroids?
In reality, doctors are not really that sure what actually cause fibroids.
They have some clues, however.
Hormones seem to be the main culprit.
You see, the hormones estrogen and progesterone are at their peak production during the childbearing years.
Therefore, it makes sense that uterine fibroids are suspected to develop during this time.
Are you at risk for fibroid tumors?
While uterine fibroids do likely initiate during a woman's fertile years, they actually get full blown as menopause approaches.
That's because the exposure to high levels of estrogen throughout a woman's age accumulates and starts showing effects at this time.
Obese women and African American women seem to be at greater risk, although scientists don't really understand why.
What medications are available for uterine fibroids?
There are several.
To some extent or another, they all regulate the menstural cycle, so that such symptomes as heavy menstrual bleeding and pelvic pressure are reduced.
Such medications can shrink fibroids significantly, even if they don't totally eliminate them.
One popular fibroid medication are gonadotropin-releasing hormone (Gn-RH) agonists, such as Lupron, Synarel, and others.
These drugs block the body's ability to make estrogen and progesterone.
While this shrinks fibroids, it also stops menstruation and can lead to hot flashes.
Long-term use can also cause bone loss.
This doesn't shrink fibroids and can also keep a woman from getting pregnant.
For unusually heavy menstrual periods and bleeding, a medication known as tranexamic acid (Lysteda) is used.
How do you know if you have fibroids?
There are a few ways to tell.
You might experience some of these symptoms:
Anemis from heavy periods
Fibroids might also be present in women that have these issues: