Does Uterine Fibroids Cause Weight Gain

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Do Natural Remedies For Uterine Fibroid Treatment Ensure That It Does Not Recur?

In case you have fibroids and have decided not to go in for surgery to get rid of it, in my opinion you have done something very sensible. There are a number of natural remedies for fibroids which you must explore as your first option. With the exception of hysterectomy, all other surgical options for uterine fibroid treatment merely offer temporary relief. They do not treat the root cause of the problem and hence chances of your fibroids reappearing are very high.

Natural remedies for fibroids lay emphasis on

  1. Getting rid of the basic causes of fibroids
  2. Shrinking the size of existing fibroids

What causes fibroids?

Despite extensive research on this subject, the real cause of fibroids is still unknown. What has been established though is that there are multiple causes of fibroids. Not all of these causes are present in each and every woman suffering from fibroids.

The most popular reason for fibroids is believed to be excessive estrogen being produced by the body. However not every woman with high levels of estrogen will necessarily have fibroids. Conversely at times women with low estrogen levels can also have fibroids.

About the author: I am an alternate medicine practitioner specializing in natural treatment for women’s health problems. Since I am over 40, my body too is undergoing a number of changes and it is a challenge to find a natural cure for these typical women’s issues. I strongly believe in nature cure and see no reason why it cannot solve most of our problems.


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.

    Uterine Fibroids???
    ok im only 25 and i have a fibroid on the left ovary the size of a tennis ball. It took the doctors forever to discover it because they feel i’m too young to have any major problems in and around my uterus. Anyway I believe the tumor(fibroid) is causing my stomach to increase in size because of how big it it. Not only that, my Doc claims there may may another one on the left side that right now is small and he wants to keep a close eye on it to see if the left side goes down before doing surgery. That’s complete BS to me! The tumor on the right side may be increasing and causing me to gain massive weight.
    I want to know if it’s all in my head that i’m gaining weight in my stomach because of the tumor, or am i just getting Fat! I use to be so small, now i weigh 140 at 5’8 which isn’t that big but for me it is bigger than i’ve ever been. I now go to the gym disregarding the fact that there is a tennis ball in my stomach in hopes of slimming back down but am I just waisting my time??

    • ANSWER:
      hello – slow down a bit – fibroids are in the womb (sometimes swelling outwards) and your ovaries are NOT in your womb or the same as your womb. Lumps on ovaries are normally referred to as cysts. A tennis ball sized fibroid might make your abdomen swell, but think about pregnancy and how big a baby is before a woman ‘shows’. Your stomach might be retaining fluid…if you are only 25 its no wonder your Dr wants to wait before surgery – any surgery carries risk – usually you are offered eg mirena coil if there is pain or heavy bleeding – you aren’t too young to have major problems, but it is less likely – what do you mean by gaining massive weight? If you are sure about this, get yourself back to your Dr (and actually I think you should anyway – you sound awfully confused about your anatomy) . Look up fibroids on the net – there are some very good US and UK based sites with diagrams, validated by doctors – try NHS for the UK (that is the state run health service) – I’m assuming you are american but I’m not sure why. And try not to worry; but you should always question calmly and confidently and if you don’t agree or understand ask again, or get a second opinion. Also a fibroid won’t stop you going to the gym. Most fibroids are just an overgrowth of muscle tissue, completely benign and nothing to freak about (especially if you aren’t bleeding heavily). Lits of women have them and lead perfectly normal lives – but don’t let that stop you honestly assessing any problems you personally have.

      On the other hand cysts on your ovary, if that is what you have might be polycystic ovarian syndrome PCS, which will make it harder to lose weight – its chicken and egg really, no-one seems to know whether you get PCS because you are fat or you get fat because you have PCS. My understanding of PCS is that they encourage you to lose weight because you can be prone to problems if you don’t, and that it is much harder to lose weight (but not impossible it just takes longer). Again, get back to your Dr and check what is wrong.

    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

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