Weight Gain Fibroids

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Fibroids and Weight Gain – The Connection

There is undoubtedly a connection between fibroids and weight gain, but it is possibly not as straightforward as expected. There is no doubt that carrying excess weight can be a primary contributory factor in fibroid formation and growth and that women who are even a few pounds overweight are increasing their chances of developing fibroids.

Most of us are now familiar with the standard BMI measurement which gives an indication of whether a person is of a healthy weight for their height. A healthy BMI for women is considered to be between 18 and 25 and most of us would not consider someone with a BMI of around 30 to be grossly overweight. However, at this point, it is estimated that a woman’s chance of developing fibroids is around 25% higher than those of a “healthy” weight. Now, figure in other possible contributory factors, such as a genetic tendency, eating the wrong kinds of foods and being under stress, it is easy to see how being just a little overweight could be the tipping factor and trigger fibroid formation.

The reason behind the connection between fibroids and weight gain is not fully understood, but it is believed to be linked to excess estrogen, an excess of which can be a contributory factor in fibroid growth. Fat cells are a secondary site for producing and storing estrogen and there lies the link. Overweight women have more fat cells which equals more estrogen.

Dietary modification is a very important step when managing your fibroids but you should not overlook the connection between fibroids and weight gain and at the same time, you should incorporate weight reduction, which should not be too difficult as a fibroid diet is very healthy and includes eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, wholefoods, wholegrains. In addition, it is also recommended that you avoid eating saturated fats, sugar and processed foods, all of which can be linked to weight gain.

If you are very overweight, you needn’t despair as even losing just a few pounds can have a positive impact on reducing your fibroids, particularly if you are following other protocols such as detoxification, body cleansing and rebalancing and taking enough exercise.

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About the author: Gail advocates using natural treatments for fibroids rather than using conventional medication or surgery as this is a workable long term solution. Conventional medication only treats the symptoms and fibroids are likely to regrow, whereas natural treatments, when used properly can eliminate the root cause by rebalancing the body and restoring overall health.

Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/womens-health-articles/fibroids-and-weight-gain-the-connection-3623348.html

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Can uterine fibroids cause weight gain?
    I have a follow up appt with my doctor on Friday to determine if he found uterine fibroids. I just wanted to know if weight gain is a side effect. I’ve noticed in the past year I have had some weight gain but I have not changed any part of my lifestyle including my diet. If anything I eat a little less and healthier. Does anyone know about this?

    • ANSWER:
      I think the fibroids in themselves can sometimes get quite large and heavy. It might also pay to get your ovaries investigated for Poly-cystic Ovary Syndrome, which can cause weight gain.

  2. QUESTION:
    do you usually gain weight if you have fibroids?
    I have a fibriod in my uterus, my doctor said my uterus is the size of a 12 week pregnancy ,I am going tues for a hysteroscopy and d/c will these procedures get rid of the fibroid or will i still have to have the hysterectomy

    • ANSWER:
      YES!! My Mom swelled up so badly! She lost a lot of the weight after she had her surgery. She opted of Embolization (sp?). They go in thru the artery in your leg & cauterize the viens feeding the fibriods. Her symptoms are gone!!!!! Don’t get a hysterectomy!!!! Good luck.

  3. QUESTION:
    Can Fibroids make you gain weight?

    • ANSWER:
      Not in most cases my mom went through the Same thing and she didn’t gainany weight exept she felt bloated and if u would press her stomach u would feel the tumor

  4. QUESTION:
    Does fibroids cause pain and weight gain?

    • ANSWER:
      Have a look here:

  5. QUESTION:
    Should I have a hysterectomy, I have fibroids/cysts. Will I gain weight?
    When I lie flat on my back, there is a bulge as big as a grapefruit below my belly button and I missed 2 periods in the last year.

    • ANSWER:
      Just to let you know that you don’t always have to have surgery. I too was told this and I research what my choices were because I had always been told that if you had this then you would have to have a hestertomy. But, unless they are causing you additional health problems or causing you pain, there is no reason for you to have them removed. Also if there is a reason why surgery needs to be considered there are other types of surgeries that involve them going in and removing the larger fibroids from inside the wall of the uterus. Reach search your condition on WebMD.com that is what I have always done.


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