Do you know the type of foods that could affect your Fibroids? This an area of study with a lot of focus especially from people who support natural treatments for fibroids.
Are there any strong links between food categories and developing Fibroids?
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Fibroids - Who And What?
Fibroids are benign growths in a woman's womb.
They are common, happening in 30-40% of women.
Age wise, they occur within the mid-30s to mid-40s and most commonly in women of African, Afro-Carribean or African-American backgrounds.
Symptoms of Fibroids can be significantly disabling.
How Fibroids May Develop
We don't fully understand the causes of Fibroids yet.
However, we do know their developments are associated with a number of factors.
These include excessive levels of hormones like Oestrogen and Progesterone; smoking, being overweight etc.
Food is an important aspect of helping the treatment of Fibroids.
Weight loss has been found to help with controlling Fibroids a little, but eating certain types of foods also tends to help,too.
It's been found that foods low in oestrogen and carbohydrates but high in fibre, micronutrients, antioxidants etc will also promote the shrinking of Fibroids.
This can help with symptoms of fibroids.
Infogram - Foods That Could Affect Your Fibroids
In the graphic below, we share the common types of foods to avoid as well as those that will support the improvement of Fibroids.
Want to learn more about Fibroids?
Then watch our complete Fibroid series on Youtube where we explain facts on fibroids.
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