Do Fibroids Cause Weight Gain

Trans Fats are linked to Endometriosis, PCOS, Fibroids and Weight Gain

Dietary choices have a direct impact on your reproductive health and subsequently on your fertility. The type of fat you incorporate in your diet may be a risk factor for disorders such as Endometriosis, Fibroids, PCOS and Fibroids.

A diet rich in tuna, salmon and other foods rich in essential omega -3 oils might mean you will be less likely to develop female reproductive disorders. US researchers have reported there is a strong link between diets loaded with trans fats, and female reproductive disorders such as Endometriosis, Fibroids and PCOS.

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So what are Trans Fats?

Trans fats are formed when liquid fats are hardened to make something more resembling butter or lard and found in common everyday foods such as processed breakfast cereals and pre-packaged foods.

About the author: Narelle Stegehuis, CEO of MassAttack, and BumpFertility is a Naturopath specializing in the treatment of PCOS, Fibroids, Endometriosis & Thyroid imbalance. Uniquely her services are offered online. She is both an accomplished writer and recent recipient of the Australian Naturopathic Excellence Award and featured regularly in Woman’s Day, Grazzia and NoteBook Magazine.


Frequently Asked Questions

    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.

    Does fibroids cause pain and weight gain?

    • ANSWER:
      Have a look here:

    Hi. I am female and aged 28. In 2001 I was diagnosed as having fibroids. I am battling with my weight.?
    I have a very reasonable diet and go to the gym often. However, regardless of my effort I just seem to be gaining weight fast. In the past month alone i have put on about three kilos which is about 6 pounds. I have done some personal research and it appears that fibroids can cause weight gain. Can you help. My weight gain is really begining to upset me. Since 2003 I have been of the pill and now my period pain as well seems to be coming back. Any idea whats happening to me.

    • ANSWER:
      Has a doctor diagnosed you at all? I really think you ought to have a thorough check up to find out if the fibroids really unsettle your weight or if it is something else (thyroid gland for instance). I doubt it if nyone here is qualified enough to give you any advice.

    Fitness goal…sound reasonable?
    I have been a long time sufferer of PCOS and uterine fibroid tumors.

    I enjoyed my childhood as a very skinny person…and then, I gained 80 lbs in 6 months and haven’t lost it since…that was almost 15 years ago.

    I have 2 sets of doctors on 2 sides of the fence.

    One set of doctors believe my weight gain was from the PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and fibroids…hormone imbalances in other words…and without getting treatment for them, I’ll never lose more than 20 lbs.

    The other set of doctors believe that I overate and the weight gain caused the PCOS and fibroids…which I tend to not believe because I only eat 1 or 2 meals a day…I’ve never been into eating like those that suffer from disorders…just when I get a tummy grumble…stop when I feel full.

    So, with this said, I plan to try to lose 30 pounds by June 30. IF I don’t, and give it my best shot, I will seek treatment for my fibroids and PCOS.

    Sound reasonable to you, or what should I do?
    I wanted to add that I would do this without “starving” myself, and would increase my exercise levels (even though I am fat, I do play basketball and soccer with my children, etc…I’m hardly “inactive”).

    I just think that if I end up not losing over 20 lbs with a big effort on my part, that it would tend to suggest something more than overeating, wouldn’t you think?

    I can’t imagine anyone eating so much they could GAIN 80 lbs in 6 months and still be in taekwon-do and softball and a bowler (the things I was doing when I gained the weight).

    Thanks for listening, if anything.
    Letswatch…it appears you have your questions blocked, so allow me to explain in regards to my other post.

    Your post had the huge undertone of anger/hatred…and though I do agree with the message you were saying somewhat…I guess I am just saying your delivery was off.

    I meant no offense, and I am saddened that you would post here and then “hide” when we could have had a mature dialogue, even if we didn’t have a complete “meeting of the minds” so to speak.

    I know more than you think about that subject…I have 2 children that came to us through adoption…so it’s a pity we both couldn’t learn from each other.

    • ANSWER:
      no it doesnt sound unreasonable…i think its a very good goal to try to do something about it on your own instead of just jumping to a “miracle cure” like a lot of people do
      congratulations!!!! and i wish you the best

    Do you think I should get medicaid?
    Well, I have asthma and I had tha since I was two and now Im 24. Also I have cyst and fibroids which cause extreme pain and weight gain. I have a possibly that I have ploycystic ovary syndrome because of the cyst and fibroids. POS can cause infertilty and sometimes death. Ive tried to get medicaid once before a year back with this and was denied. I live in the stat of Ga. They told me I had to be either under 18, 65 or older, be pregnant or have children. What are your thoughts. Ive been laid off since Nov and when I was working I wasn’t making that much.

    • ANSWER:
      I recommend looking for a county health department in your area. they can offer services or point you in the right direction for free services. Asthma attacks (unhelped by meds, or if you’re out of meds) are worthy of an ER visit, as is a painful cyst. ER’s can work out a plan with you, or write it off entirely if it’s a true emergency and you truly can’t pay. BUT– a free clinic or health dept can give you a supply of inhalers to last.

      Try the health dept 1st–they have lots of information for folks hitting hard times!

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