Uterine fibroids, also called leiomyomas or myomas, are growths of muscle and connective tissue in or on the walls of the uterus. Usually growing in clusters, fibroids can cause heavy or irregular bleeding. In rare instances, uterine fibroids may be cancerous.
Many women will have uterine fibroids some time in their lives. Fibroids often present with no symptoms, and thus go unnoticed. Especially in nearly symptom-free women, they’re most commonly discovered by doctors during a routine exam. Some women may just have one or two; others may have very large clusters of fibroids.
Uterine fibroids are often the result of a hormonal imbalance. It’s common to treat fibroids with a hysterectomy (surgical removal of the uterus), but this forces the body into early menopause if the ovaries are also removed (an oophorectomy).
Hormone replacement therapy is a safe and effective alternative to treating fibroids, without the side effects associated with a hysterectomy/oophorectomy.
If a hormonal imbalance is the cause of your uterine fibroids, hormone replacement therapy may be the solution for you. Global Life Rejuvenation physicians have successfully used HRT to help treat fibroids. Our experts administer and monitor personalized treatment plans that address the needs of each woman. Contact us to meet a physician and get started today.
What Causes Uterine Fibroids?
The cause, or causes, of uterine fibroids are not fully understood. Some studies show a connection between uterine fibroids and genetics: women with immediate female family members who have fibroids appear to be more likely to develop fibroids. This connection may be due to genetics, a shared lifestyle, or a combination of the two.
Researchers also suspect that, beyond genetics, hormones may be a contributing factor to fibroid growth. The hormones estrogen and progesterone have opposing effects on the body: estrogen stimulates cell growth, which progesterone inhibits it. When estrogen levels are too high or progesterone levels are too low, these imbalances may directly contribute to fibroid growth.
Xenoestrogens, hormones found outside of the body that are chemically similar to estrogen, may also contribute to fibroid growth. Common sources of xenoestrogens include hormones found in pesticides and food. Additionally, stress and imbalanced cortisol levels have also been found to contribute to the growth of uterine fibroids.
HRT for Women is an Effective Uterine Fibroids Treatment
If your doctor has recommended hysterectomy as a treatment option for your uterine fibroids, we encourage you to consider the possible benefits of balancing hormones with hormone replacement therapy (HRT) before turning to surgery. A hysterectomy should be a last resort.
Global Life Rejuvenation offers a non-surgical approach to the treatment of uterine fibroids. Natural hormone replacement therapy may help prevent the growth of uterine fibroids. Our expert physicians test hormone levels and then implement a customized HRT program to stabilize hormones.
Our treatment plans include monitoring stress levels as well as cortisol levels. Along with balancing your hormones, Global Life Rejuvenation physicians use a nutrition, supplement and fitness regimen to help maintain hormones at their optimum levels. A nutrition plan will help guide you towards foods that are free of fibroid-stimulating hormones, such as xenoestrogens.
Is HRT Safe?
It’s important to remember that even though it’s called hormone replacement therapy, the goal of this treatment is not to replace someone’s hormone level to once had. Our process is to give a very small amount of hormones to supplement or to help your body naturally produce hormones that it no longer makes as a result of aging. By doing this, we alleviate symptoms associated with hormone imbalance and help you feel better.
HRT for women is completely safe when taken under the guidance of an expert practitioner. Among women, HRT has been proven to prevent heart disease and osteoporosis as well as lower the risk of developing diabetes. We don’t want women to suffer from uterine fibroids or be forced to undergo surgery when there are safe, non-surgical options available.
Contact Global Life Rejuvenation online or call us at (866) 793-9933 and learn more about hormone therapy can be used to prevent the growth of uterine fibroids.