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Uterus Fibroid Treatment in Kenya:
Your Medical & Supplement Options Outlined.

Today I am going to show you all there is to know about uterus fibroids, medical treatment and alternative treatment options with supplements.

In fact, these are the same steps many women have followed to shrink their fibroids for good without surgery.

Some have gone from being condemned as incapable of carrying a pregnancy to actually conceiving and carrying to term!

Others have gone from being told to have costly and complicated surgeries to shrinking their fibroids – Naturally.

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Approximately 400,000 women in Kenya suffer from symptomatic uterine fibroid. It is estimated that over 70% of all black women of childbearing age have uterus fibroids. The size, number, estrogen balance & location determines the severity of uterus fibroid.

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Keep Reading & find out what you should know about fibroids. Learn the questions you should ask your doctor about your treatment options. Before you use surgeries, learn about effective natural treatments available that might buy you time … because uterus fibroids disappear after menopause. 

CONTENTS:

What Are Uterine Fibroids

What Causes Uterine Fibroids?

What Are the Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids?

How Are Fibroids Diagnosed (in Kenya)?

How are Fibroids Treated in Kenya

Fibroid Treatments in Kenya

Cost of Fibroid Treatment in Kenya

Uterine Fibroids Embolization in Kenya

Fibroids Natural Treatments in Kenya

Uterine Fibroids affect thousands of women in Kenya at childbearing age, making thousands of women incapable of becoming pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term. Uterine Fibroids treatment & surgery in Kenya is not cheap either, making thousands of women in Kenya live with fibroids without any treatment.

Disclaimer: This uterine fibroid article is for information only and it is not meant to diagnose or treat any medical condition. This information should not substitute any medical advice from a qualified medical professional. You should always ask your doctor before trying alternative medical treatments.

What Are Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that appear during childbearing years, only to disappear after menopause.

Uterine fibroids are not associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer or any other cancers. They range from tiny invisible sizes too large masses that can distort the uterus or make one look pregnant.

There are 4 types of uterine fibroids

  1. Intramural – Fibroid between uterine muscles
  2. Subserosal – Fibroid grows on the outside of the uterus
  3. Pedunculated – Fibroids that grows into stalks, forming a “pendulum” like growth
  4. Submucosal – Fibroids that grows underneath the lining of the uterus
  5. Cervical – Fibroids grows near the cervix

See details here

What Causes Uterine Fibroids?

There is no clear cause of uterine fibroids but medical research has pointed to the following factors as possible causes.

1. Hormones

Estrogen and progesterone hormones stimulate the growth of uterine fibroids. These two hormones are responsible for the growth of the uterus lining called the Endometrium. This same process these hormones stimulate the growth of the uterus is the same way they can cause fibroids.

2. Genetic Factors

These are parental inherited factors that are passed from the mother to the baby. There is not so much one can do about these factors other than managing the condition.

3. Insulin-Like Growth Factors (IGF-1):

Insulin-like growth factors have insulin-like properties in the body. Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas to help the muscles utilize glucose.

High levels of insulin-like growth factors have been shown to cause the growth of fibroids (1). It has also been associated with prostate, colon, rectal and breast cancer.

There is a very strong link between polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), infertility, uterine fibroids, and obesity. With PCOS & obesity, women produce and store more estrogen in form of ESRONE.

High levels of estrone increase production of testosterone (Male hormone), which in turn increases insulin levels in the body.

These testosterones in females cause cystic acne, abnormal hair growth, hair loss and thinning. They also make painful uterine cramping and PMS symptoms. It also leads to increased insulin floating in the system.

This increase of insulin in the body (you may have normal blood sugar levels but have high insulin) causes insulin resistance & obesity. It also thickens the capsule around the ovaries making it hard to ovulate – thus infertility.

To simplify this, balancing estrogen & progesterone levels have a potential to solve

  1. Weight gain

  2. Infertility

  3. Reduce PCOS symptoms

  4. Reduce fibroids symptoms

  5. Reduce chances of cancers like ovarian, uterine, breast and colorectal cancer

Besides genetics and black race (70% of all uterine fibroids occur in black women) (2) as risk factors, the following environmental risk factors increase the risk of fibroids.

  1. An onset of menstruation at an early age.
  2. use of birth control
  3. Overweight & obesity
  4. Low vitamin D or deficiency
  5. having a diet higher in red meat and lower in green vegetables, fruit, and dairy
  6. Drinking beer (wines seems not to have the same effect), appear to increase your risk of developing fibroids (3).

What Are the Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids?

  1. Heavy menstrual bleeding, sometimes with clots

  2. Menstrual periods lasting more than 5 days or even a week

  3. Pelvic pressure or pain with or without sex

  4. Frequent urination

  5. Difficulty emptying the bladder

  6. Constipation

  7. A backache or leg pains

  8. Spotting in between periods

How Are Fibroids Diagnosed (in Kenya)?

While there are many different imaging services that can be used to diagnose uterine fibroids, symptoms evaluation with ultrasound scan are the commonest methods of diagnosing uterine fibroids in Kenya.

In some cases, an x-ray with dye (Hysterosalpingography) to see through the fallopian tubes can be done but usually for advanced diagnostic tests.

How are Fibroids Treated in Kenya

Uterine fibroids in Kenya can be expensive – depending on where you seek treatment. Before I get in to cost of fibroids treatment in Kenya, let us first go through treatment methods and options.

Medications:

Your gynecologist may prescribe different types of medications primarily to balance your hormones, lessen cramping pain during periods or lower bleeding during periods.

In some cases, your gynecologist might insert progestin intrauterine device (IUD). This device only relieves some symptoms but does not shrink or treat the fibroids.

Surgical Treatment of Uterus Fibroid in Kenya:

Uterine Artery Embolization:

The word “embolus” means a “clot”.

Arteries are blood vessels that supply blood to parts of the body, and in this case, the uterus.

Uterine Artery Embolization involves injecting of a chemical compound into the artery supplying the uterus causing a clot – this cutting blood supply to the fibroid and the uterus.

Serious complications may occur in blood supply to the ovaries and other organs are cut.

Fibroid Myolysis:

The word “Myo” in medical sciences means “Muscle”.

The word “Lysis” means to rapture or disintegrate

Myolysis, in this case, means disintegrating the uterine fibroid with either high radio-frequency energy, electric current or laser energy. This destroys the fibroid and the blood circulation to the fibroid itself.

Fibroid Cryomyolysis

The word “Cryo” in medical sciences means to “freeze”

“Myo” and “Lysis” are defined above.

Cryomyolysis, in this case, is a surgical procedure where the uterus fibroid and its circulation is frozen (cryo) forcing it to die off and disintegrate (lysis).

Laparoscopic Myomectomy

“Lapar(0)” in medical sciences means “Abdominal wall”

“Scopic” or “Scopy” means to “visualize” using an equipment or an instrument

“Ectomy” in medical sciences means “Cut out”

Laparoscopic myomectomy, in this case, is a surgical procedure where a surgeon inserts a small instrument through the abdominal wall (minimum invasive) to remove the fibroid.

Hysterectomy

“Hyster” is medical sciences means “Uterus”

“Ectomy” as defines earlier means “cutting out”.

In this case, hysterectomy is a surgical procedure where a surgeon removes out the whole uterus. This is a major surgery and should not be your first line of treatment options.

Natural Treatment Methods & Supplements:

Kenyans are going organic and using natural treatments for conditions like fibroids. While conventional medicine does not endorse or support the use of natural treatments, some are more effective than drugs prescribed.

Example, Vitamin D3 is very effective in shrinking fibroids, many types of cancers and even preventing many forms of cancers from developing. Most people know Vitamin D (from the sun) for strong bones.

Scientific research supported by medical journals in the USA agrees that Vitamin D3 has a major role in treating uterus fibroids. 

DIM (3,3′-Diindolylmethane) with Vitex Angus Castus (Chaste Berry Extract)

This is a herbal extracts blend that can:

  • Balance your estrogen leading to
    • Shrinking fibroids

    • Lessen pain and bleeding in endometriosis

    • Supportpolycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

    • Decrease chances of breast & colon cancer

  • Balance progesterone leading to
    • Better chances of conceiving

    • Regulating the menstrual cycle in women with short luteal phase

    • Lower breast tenderness before & during periods

  • Lower testosterone leading to
    • Acne free face

    • Control or even reverse hair loss

    • lose belly fat

    • stop weight gain

    • Control insulin resistance

    • increase chances of having a baby by as much as 74%.

    • Stop PMS

    • Regulate monthly periods

Together with DIM in the right dosage combination, Vitex will treat even the worst symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) and even menopause (4).

Some people (even gynecologists are reluctantly agreeing) call Vitex – The Natural clomid without bad side effects but even better, it lowers testosterone that causes women to lose hair, grow hair in the body, become infertile or get miscarriages.

Cost of Uterine Fibroid Treatment in Kenya

The cost of treatment in Kenya depends on where you choose to get it done and the nature of the procedure. Procedures like hysterectomy, Myomectomy, and embolization involves hospitalization.

Some hospitals like Nairobi hospital may cost you up to several million shillings – depending on the length of hospitalization and taking care of any complications.

Those who chose and can afford to go abroad can spend even more.

Basic medications to alleviate symptoms of uterus fibroid may cost anywhere from KES 15,000 to KES 75,000. Such medications need to be used continuously and the cost can add up.

Now it is Your Turn

Ask any question or any comment you may have about this article or uterus fibroids in general. You are allowed to share with your friends 🙂

By |2019-02-07T22:22:11+00:00September 5th, 2017|Women Health|23 Comments

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  1. Gee33 July 15, 2018 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    I think the articles was very informative, however, it was unfair of you to single out Nairobi Hospital espceially if you are going to say it will cost you several Millions of shillings. Get the proper figures from several hospitals to allow people to make an informed decision.

    • Admin July 15, 2018 at 6:00 pm - Reply

      Thank you kindly for your response. We continually update our articles with any useful data we can get. Notice the context says, “Up-to”, meaning higher limits. Of course, It can be cheaper in the same hospital or elsewhere to treat fibroids.

      Be blessed

  2. SANDRA July 17, 2018 at 8:50 am - Reply

    Goodness Gracious, I don’t know what I would have done without your help guys. About 7 months ago I started feeling a sharp pain on my right side and spotting between my periods and my doctor confirmed that I had a 2.7″ ovarian cyst. I had severe acne and has started growing hair on my face, arms, legs, chest – you name it.

    Between struggling with denial and looking for different opinions, several weeks later I found out that my cyst grew to 3.4″.
    My doctor then suggested surgery. It was a nightmare.

    A friend of mine referred me to this article and I decided to try, after all, I had little or nothing to lose, knowing the options I had been offered were expensive and I could not have afforded.

    While I was skeptical at first, I took the chance and ordered your DIM + Inositol supplement as you advised. Two weeks later, the pain on my right side was GONE and I felt exceptionally good. 4 weeks later, my periods came and lasted a sweet 4 days (I used to go for months without periods, just spotting and when I got periods, i could roll for 2 weeks). I went for a followup to an ultrasound place near Kenyatta hospital and to my utter surprise, my cysts and my fibroids had shrunk 70%.

    Today, whenever I hear women talk about ovarian cysts or fibroids, I want to run up and tell them about your system, and I have – many times. I am 3 months pregnant after being condemned barren for 9 years.

    • Admin July 18, 2018 at 3:18 pm - Reply

      This is a humbling testimony. Thank you for believing in us. Make sure to add Vitamin D3 supplement into your daily routine. It helps with fibroids.
      Be blessed

  3. Zeinab July 17, 2018 at 12:08 pm - Reply

    Can u get pregnant if u have fibroids

    • Admin July 17, 2018 at 3:33 pm - Reply

      Dear Zeinab,
      I will be careful responding to your question because there are limitations.

      • Depending on the location of your fibroids, you may get pregnant or not get pregnant. Example, if the fibroids are protruding inside the uterus, it might be difficult to carry a pregnancy to term (9 months)
      • If the fibroids are inside the uterus walls and are big. They can affect the pregnancy. The keyword here is – How big they are.
      • If the fibroids are affecting the uterus wall (endometrium), they can affect implantation of a baby.

      Having said all that, most women with fibroids can conceive but bear in mind about the above points.

      The other thing you have to understand is that fibroids are ESTROGEN RECEPTOR NON-CANCEROUS GROWTHS.

      What that means is that most women with fibroids, especially big ones have estrogen imbalance issues and would not easily get pregnant or carry a pregnancy to term in the first place.

      👉 Fibroids disappear after menopause – why? Because estrogen levels go down, really low. Fibroids are only present during fertility age – ONLY

      Balancing hormones can lead to not only conceiving but also smaller fibroids that can allow a pregnancy to develop into a viable baby.

      I hope this helps you understand. Feel free to ask any further questions you may have

  4. Catherine August 23, 2018 at 2:56 am - Reply

    Which is the best natural treatment for fibroids

  5. Rukia Suleiman August 23, 2018 at 7:30 pm - Reply

    How can I get the supplements? My name is Rukia,Email is riziakamau14@gmail.com Thank you

    • Admin August 23, 2018 at 11:10 pm - Reply

      We have DIM and I would recommend you also ADD Vitamin-D 3. These have shown remarkable results with fibroids, PCOS and even endometriosis

  6. Sylvester wauye October 19, 2018 at 4:22 am - Reply

    My wife is suffering from fibroid and sugary is not in the option. How do I order for DIM, votes and inspired supplement. What are the costs.

  7. Caroline November 19, 2018 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    Quite informative. From my recent ultrasound,my uterine fibroids have grown to 7*7cm in diameter and my doctor recommended surgery,what are other viable options apart from surgery

    • Admin November 20, 2018 at 2:24 am - Reply

      Let’s start by saying, your doctor WILL NEVER recommend trying supplements-ever. Secondly, while a lot of people have seen successful reduction in size and severity of fibroids by simply balancing their estrogen, medical boards like US FDA have yet to state this is an effective method of controlling fibroids.

      Fibroids feeds and thrive on high estrogen. Balancing estrogen is almost always going to shrink them.

      DIM is effective in normalizing both high and low estrogen and also works against high androgens(testosterone) for people with PCOS.

      I’d supplements a try before surgery. Scars left by surgery internally and externally are not simple.

      Without balancing estrogen, even after surgery, other fibroids will definitely grow, GUARANTEED.

      Basically, operating fibroids without balancing estrogen is like pruning a tree. New sprouts will DEFINITELY GROW BACK.

      I hope that helps

  8. Wakesho November 21, 2018 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    Very informative. Am a victim too, the last 3months i missed my periods and had symptoms of pregnancy but later had heavy periods which showed signs of fibroids on the uterus walls. took medication and am due for anothe ultrasound next month hoping that they have shrunked. I have desired to get pregnant kindly advise.

    • Admin November 21, 2018 at 3:40 pm - Reply

      Missing periods, then followed by fibroids diagnosis is very likely an issue of what we call Estrogen Dominance or PCOS. Kindly go through this article to understand better

  9. Lilian December 10, 2018 at 8:54 pm - Reply

    Woow so informative

  10. Otieno victor February 7, 2019 at 8:26 pm - Reply

    This is good news.pls answer my email asp I beg of u

    • Greg February 7, 2019 at 10:03 pm - Reply

      Kindly see your inbox. We responded to your request

  11. Cynthia February 8, 2019 at 9:46 am - Reply

    Hi,
    I’m Cynthia. About a year ago I was diagnosed with uterine fibroids. I would like to know how I can get the DM supplement please.

    • Greg February 8, 2019 at 3:55 pm - Reply

      Hello Cynthia,
      Please call us at 0724410910. We have DIM and we like to use it with another supplement to make the results faster. Will be waiting to hear from you

  12. Raychelle February 14, 2019 at 6:03 pm - Reply

    This is so informative.

    • Greg February 15, 2019 at 8:31 pm - Reply

      We thank you

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