Friday, January 24, 2014

WHO IS AT RISK OF DEVELOPING FIBROIDS?


Age: Because fibroids are estrogen-dependent tumors, they’re most common in premenopausal women in their 30s and 40s. After menopause, when estrogen levels naturally decrease, fibroids generally shrink or disappear.
Heredity: If a woman’s mother or sister has fibroids, she’s at increased risk of developing them herself. In fact, a woman whose mother has fibroids has three times the