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What Causes Fibroids?

Uterine leiomyomas, commonly called fibroids, are benign growths in uterine soft muscle tissue. They are an extremely common disorder of the female reproductive apparatus, affecting nearly 80% of all women by age 50.

Contributing Factors

Multiple factors are believed to be related to the development of uterine fibroids, though no definitive cause has been established. The conditions widely thought to influence fibroid growth are hormonal fluctuations and family history of fibroids.

Hormonal Imbalances

One of the most significant factors in fibroid development is the excess production of progesterone and estrogen hormones. Estrogen, the primary female sex hormone, is instrumental in the growth of the uterine lining during the menstrual cycle. Fibroid growth seems to accelerate when estrogen production is highest. Conversely, fibroids tend to shrink during menopause. 

Progesterone might also play a significant role. Progesterone stimulates protein generation that could influence fibroid development.

Family History

Women with a family history of fibroids are statistically more likely to experience them. Researchers have identified genetic mutations that could increase the risk of fibroid development, though further studies are needed. 

Uterine Fibroid Risk Factors

In addition to hormonal imbalances and genetic predisposition, additional factors might influence fibroid growth. These factors include the following:

Outpatient Uterine Fibroid Treatments: Georgia’s Most Trusted Fibroid Treatment Center

You don’t have to struggle with symptomatic fibroids. At Georgia Fibroids, we are proud to provide innovative, accessible uterus fibroid treatment.

Our fibroid specialists offer decades of experience in providing non-invasive fibroid treatment. Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is among the most effective non-surgical fibroid treatment approaches, requiring no incisions, closing sutures, or significant recovery times. Patients undergoing UFE can typically return to their normal activities within a week, compared to several weeks or months, for surgical options like myomectomy or hysterectomy.

UFE blocks the blood supply to the fibroids, causing them to shrink and eventually die. This treatment for uterine fibroid symptoms often yields dramatic results in only a few weeks.

Our fibroid treatment center is staffed by experienced interventional radiologists who specialize in performing UFE procedures. Our fibroid doctors offer the knowledge and skill to ensure safe and successful treatment, focusing on patient comfort and well-being. Our personalized care and expertise make Georgia Fibroids a trusted resource for women seeking relief from uterine fibroids through UFE treatment.

If you have concerns about uterine fibroids, please don’t hesitate to schedule an evaluation at our fibroid treatment clinic today.

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