Menstrual cycles are very painful for women. They can cause severe discomfort in the abdominal area and the thighs, and women find it difficult to indulge in any kind of heavily stressful activity when their periods are going on. Some women also face stomach cramps when their menstrual cycle is on. While mild pain and fatigue along with general tiredness is common during menstrual cycles, some women unfortunately have to suffer more because of fibroids.
Fibroids are not a problem as long as they are of a limited quantity and size. However, in some women, especially those in the age group of 35-40, the uterine fibroids have a tendency to grow larger than the right size. This mainly happens because of excessive bleeding which is a result of some hormonal changes. There is an increase amount of estrogen release which leads to the growth of the uterine fibroids and as a result the tumor starts to spread.
Doctors and gynaecologists advise that any time a women has an extended menstrual cycle (more than her usual one), and the problem continues to persist, then it is time that they get themselves checked for problems of fibroids. A longer period or menstrual cycle would mean more bleeding, which is the first main symptom of this problem. Excessive bleeding is dangerous because it also carries the risk of making the woman anaemic after it. Other signs and symptoms to watch out for include severe cramps in the stomach and back, discomfort and pain in the pelvic and the legs, problems in urination and pressure on the bladder tec. Sometimes, women also end up having an abnormally bloated up stomach, and there can also be problems of constipation.
As such there are no definite cause-effect conditions behind this problem. Mostly, it is some kind of hormonal changes or problems that lead to a situation like this. The effect of certain drugs or medicines, or some kind of treatment that you took earlier for some other disease, can also lead to this disorder. This is precisely the reason why it is advised to not neglect this problem and get it analysed by the doctor as soon as possible. The doctor will be able to pin-point the exact cause behind the problem and will help suggest ways with which you can deal with it. Make sure that you follow the prescription given by the doctor rather than going in on any kind of self-medication which can lead to side-effects and these can be very dangerous in the long run.
All the treatments mainly focus on bringing back the fibroids to their normal size. Whether you are taking allopathic treatment, or are going in for some kind of home remedies, the idea is to reduce the estrogen level in the body which has caused the increase in the size of the fibroids. Over the last few years, some of the researches and studies have indicated that obesity is the main reason behind the increase of the estrogen levels in the body. Hence, reduction of weight can help reduce estrogen and also reduce the size of the fibroids.