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Uterine Fibroid Causes and Risk Factors

Did you know that nearly 80% of women will experience fibroids by the age of 50? It's a very common condition that can cause a range of symptoms, from pain and heavy bleeding to infertility.

The precise cause of uterine fibroids, also known as leiomyomas, is not fully understood. Uterine fibroids are largely non-malignant tumors in the uterus, which often form during a woman's prime childbearing years. They can vary in size, amount, and position and may cause symptoms such as heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, and frequent urination.

Though the definitive cause remains elusive, several contributing factors have been identified.

While hormonal imbalances and family history are considered contributing factors, they do not guarantee the development of uterine fibroids. Many women who do not have any of these risk factors still develop fibroids, while others who have several risk factors may never experience any symptoms.


Am I at Risk for Fibroids?

Several conditions can raise the risk of developing symptomatic uterine fibroids. 

Additionally, Black women experience fibroids in significantly greater numbers than women in other racial categories. 

Regular check-ups and discussions with healthcare professionals are essential for monitoring and managing potential risks.


Houston Fibroids: Effective, Non-Surgical Fibroid Intervention

Houston Fibroids is a leading provider of minimally invasive treatment options for symptomatic fibroids. With a team of highly skilled and experienced specialists, we are proud to offer innovative and effective solutions to help our patients find relief from the symptoms caused by fibroids.

If you're dealing with symptoms of uterine fibroids, turn to Houston Fibroids for effective non-surgical treatment. Contact us today to schedule your evaluation and start feeling like yourself again.

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