Do Uterine Fibroids Lead To Weight Gain?
Even though uterine fibroids are noncancerous, they still have a negative impact on your daily life. Fibroids lead to heavy menstruation, spotting between periods, urinary incontinence, increased pelvic pressure, anemia, bloating, cramping, and even weight gain. If you’ve been diagnosed with uterine fibroids, American Fibroid Centers offers minimally-invasive, non-surgical uterine fibroid treatment in specialized outpatient centers in New York and New Jersey. Our highly effective Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) procedure has successfully alleviated fibroid symptoms in countless women!
Defining a uterine fibroid
A fibroid is a benign growth or tumor found in the uterus. Some people have a genetic predisposition for fibroids, while others are caused by hormone changes, lifestyle choices, obesity, and other factors. Fibroids may be discovered during a physical examination and/or through diagnostic testing such as ultrasound or MRI. Some fibroids do not cause symptoms and do not create a concern. Other fibroids can cause uncomfortable or even debilitating symptoms. When fibroids create a change in the quality of life, it is time to consider treatment options. Women experiencing changes in their menstrual bleeding, anemia, cramping, low energy, or abdominal discomfort should meet with a medical professional for a diagnosis.
Uterine fibroids and weight gain
Uterine fibroids may start out small, causing no symptoms or complications at first. However, fibroids can grow in size quickly. Changes in estrogen or pre-menopausal hormone swings might lead to fibroid growth. They can develop from the size of a pea to a melon or grapefruit. Some fibroids may cause significant bloating in the abdominal area and may even make a woman look as if she is pregnant.
If you are experiencing symptoms of uterine fibroids, we encourage you to schedule a visit with your primary care physician, gynecologist, or schedule a consultation with one of our board certified experts.
Uterine Fibroid Embolization Treatment
It is always a good idea to maintain a healthy lifestyle through a proper diet and regular exercise. Some women even find relief from their fibroid symptoms when they incorporate healthy habits. However, if symptoms are impacting a healthy quality of life, it is important to understand all treatment options available. Unfortunately, many women believe that a hysterectomy is the only solution because it is the only option that they are aware of. There are numerous medical treatment options available both surgical and non-surgical. American Fibroid Centers offers non-surgical uterine fibroid treatment in state of the art facilities in New York and New Jersey.
Uterine Fibroid Embolization is performed by an Interventional Radiologist who is a specialist in minimally invasive, image guided procedures. At American Fibroid Centers, one of our board certified experts begins by numbing your thigh and making a very tiny incision in order to insert a small catheter. The catheter is then guided into the artery that supplies blood to the fibroids. The doctor locates the fibroids and injects medication/embolic agent which blocks the blood flow to the fibroid and causes them to shrink over time.
Treat weight gain and other symptoms through UFE
Weight gain from uterine fibroids can be frustrating and even painful. If you are suffering from weight gain and other common symptoms of fibroids, contact American Fibroid Centers about uterine fibroid treatment in New York and New Jersey. UFE is a convenient way to address these benign tumors without eliminating the entire uterus.