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June 11, 2004

Fibroids &


Different Diseases Triggered by the Same


Although fibroids and endometriosis are different

diseases, they are often triggered by the same mechanisms, and both

can cause a woman’s quality of life to decline significantly. Endometriosis

occurs when cells lining the uterus, or endometrium, break away

and grow where they don’t belong—on the ovaries, ligaments

of the uterus, cervix, appendix, bowel, or bladder. Occasionally,

they even invade distant areas such as a lung or armpit. These implants

can vary in shape and color, such as white, opaque plaques or small,

dark brown lesions. They can destroy and distort pelvic tissue,

cause pain during intercourse and bowel movements, and even cause

infertility. They can also cause bleeding. During menstruation,

blood cannot exit the body through the vaginal opening and remains

trapped in the pelvis where it can cause severe cramps and other

menstrual irregularities. More

Fibroid tumors

are benign tumors that occur in the uterus. They are found in at

least 40 percent of American women who reach menopause—primarily

women in their twenties through late forties. Occasionally fibroids

occur through and beyond menopause. The word fibroid is actually

a misnomer, because it implies that these tumors arise from fibrous

tissue. The correct medical term is leimyoma or myoma since they

arise from the smooth muscle layer of the uterus, or myometrium,

which is the layer under the endometrium. More

Read More on Fibroids & Endometriosis:

Getting Started

What Are Fibroids?

Symptoms of Fibroids

Checklist of Risk Factors and Symptoms

for Fibroids

What is Endometriosis?

Symptoms of Endometriosis

Keep it SIMPLE tip — Herbal Tea for Fibroids and


Nutritional Therapies

Diet for Fibroids and Endometriosis

Supplements and Herbs for Fibroids and Endometriosis

Complementary Therapies

Healing Meditation

Affirmations for Healing



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