Uterine fibroids are benign (noncancerous) growths or tumors found in the uterus. The cause of uterine fibroids is unknown, but family history is a risk factor for their development. The presence of high levels of hormones—as are seen during pregnancy—helps fibroids grow bigger. African-American women are more often affected by fibroids; additionally, in Black women, fibroids tend to appear at a younger age and grow more quickly. Because women may lack symptoms, uterine fibroids are often discovered during a routine gynecological pelvic exam or through image studies.
At Wellness Axis we want to encourage habits of wellness, Increase awareness of factors and resources contributing to well-being, Inspire and empower individuals to take responsibility for their own health, and to support a sense of community. Wellness can be thought of as the quality or state of being in good health.