Uterine Fibroids (cont.)
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Uterine Fibroid Prevention
Women should avoid weight gain after age 18 and maintain a normal body weight compared to height. Body weight tends to increase estrogen production, thus aggravating fibroid growth. Exercise can help women control weight and additionally decrease hormone production that stimulates fibroid growth.
Tobacco use has not been proven to be linked to an increase in fibroids. But quitting smoking will improve general health and well being of women that have fibroids.
Routine health visits with a health care practitioner may allow for early detection of fibroids.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/9/2014
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