Uterine Fibroids and Mood Swings
Uterine fibroids are a common, non-life-threatening condition where benign tumors develop within the uterus. Many women could have fibroids and never experience symptoms, however for those that do have symptoms, they can be painful and debilitating.
What Are Mood Swings?
Most women are familiar with mood swings—a common symptom of menstruation that can make you more moody or emotional. There is no one direct cause of fibroids, however research suggest that levels of certain hormones like testosterone and estrogen may play a role in fibroid growth. The fluctuation of hormones during fibroid growth may cause mood swings.
Uterine Fibroid Signs and Symptoms
Uterine fibroids may not always cause symptoms, and not every case of fibroids needs treatment. If you experience symptoms like frequent urination, abdominal cramping, or excessive menstrual bleeding, it could be due to uterine fibroids. Many women often struggle with fibroid symptoms because they think they are normal symptoms of PMS. Abdominal cramping is a common symptom of menstruation; however, the pain shouldn’t be so severe that you have to miss work or cancel plans.
How to Cope with Mood Swings from Fibroids
If you are experience fibroids and mood swings, there a few different things you can try for symptom management. The easiest way to cope with mood swings is to ensure you are getting enough rest and avoiding stress. Whenever you feel irrational emotions, try to relax and be mindful of the situation. It can help to remind yourself that the changes in your mood are out of your control and to remember they are temporary.
Non-Surgical Fibroid Treatment
There a variety of different procedures to choose from for fibroid treatment. If you do not plan on having children, or you are menopausal, a hysterectomy can be an effective option for treatment. However, many women want to avoid this option as it is an expensive, intense surgery that requires a hospital stay and long recovery. If you are looking for an affordable solution for your uterine fibroid symptoms, at USA Fibroid Centers we offer a procedure called Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE).
UFE is a non-surgical fibroid treatment procedure that we conduct in our outpatient clinics. This affordable fibroid treatment option preserves the uterus and allows for a quick recovery. UFE is 90% effective at relieving fibroid symptoms, and many women who undergo UFE go on to get pregnant.
If you are interested in getting UFE for fibroid treatment, give us a call at 855.615.2555 to set up your initial consultation. Our treatment is covered by most insurance providers, contact us if you would like to verify your coverage before you schedule. To ensure that our quality fibroid care is accessible to any women in need, we have several clinics at locations nationwide.