Am I at risk getting uterine fibroids?
Besides age and race, there are a few other things that can raise your chances of developing uterine fibroids, such as family history. You’re more likely to get fibroids if your mom or sister has had them
>> What Are Uterine Fibroids? (Part 1)
Many other things can contribute to your chances of getting uterine fibroids, including:
+) Getting your first period at a young age
+) Birth control use
+) Vitamin D deficiency
+) Eating too much red meat and not enough green vegetables, fruit, or dairy
Can I Prevent uterine fibroids?
No, but there is some research that suggests certain lifestyle habits can reduce your chances.
One study found that high-sugar diets may be linked to a higher risk in some women. Another study found that eating fresh fruits and cruciferous vegetables like arugula, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, and turnip greens could lower your odds. Cruciferous vegetables are rich in beta-carotene, folate, vitamins C, E, and K, and other minerals. They’re also full of fiber.
Regular exercise also can lower your chances of uterine fibroids