African women are experiencing some serious dis-ease of uterine fibroid that has already been postulated that by the next few decades will be devastating wherever black people aspire to live a Eurocentric way of living lifestyle(Dr. Afrika). Uterine fibroid and prostate disease, they are basically the same thing. For those of you who are not aware of the prostate gland, which is the male composite of the female uterus, they are the same(Dr. Laila).
What is a uterine fibroid?
Uterine fibroid is tumors that grow inside the muscular wall of the uterus; they can be different shapes or sizes, and they are non-cancerous. Uterine fibroid can be the size of a pea or the size of an orange. The large fibroids can cause infertility and or affect menstruation. Uterine fibroid is an epidemic among black African women who are three times as likely to develop fibroid in the uterus (Sacred Woman).
have been Identified to occur in African American women exponentially compared to all other races of women; primarily women of melanin descent. It is also important to note that uterine fibroids are mostly seen in African women who are living a Eurocentric value system: dieting or living as white Caucasians do.
So, whether it’s in Nigeria, Haiti, Jamaica, here in America, uterine fibroids are present where there is a Eurocentric value system that everyone aspires to live as.
This is also the same with prostate disease. One out of every three African women in America had some form a uterus fibroids disease. One out of every 7 African men in America has some form of prostate disease. And unfortunately, after the age of 60 sixty probably one out of every 13 African men have some abnormal cancer cells in the prostate.
Uterine fibroid symptoms:
In many cases of uterine fibroids, there no associated symptoms. If there are symptoms of uterine fibroids, it is the growth of the fibroids that may cause abnormal heavy and frequent menstrual periods, which can cause infertility. Other uterine fibroids symptoms are vaginal discharge, bleeding after sex, anemia, and fatigue, bleeding during periods, weakness from too much blood loss.
Caucasian bodies, African bodies, and oriental bodies are different, but we are not being taught that. We are taught the skin color is different and, on the inside, everything functions the same. That is not true; statistic shows that African American always did very poorly with Eurocentric standard forms of care (Dr. Laila).
African people just don't respond well with the same treatments, so in the past, it was projected perhaps it was an economic standard that was the problem or perhaps it was the nutritional based that was the problem. Finally, it was revealed that there were some things that were quite different and it was also revealed that the medical institution had preferences about the amount of research and detail that they were willing to go to support different races(African Holistic Health).
Uterine Fibroids Treatment:
The treatment for uterine fibroids primarily has always been hysterectomy or to do absolutely nothing. Lately, with the onset to be able to do microscopic surgery by laser, these are money-making procedures and also the means of being able to do more experimentation. I think people should focus more on dieting which is the main cause of uterine fibroids, to begin with.
What causes uterine fibroids?
The following will decrease your chances of developing uterine fibroids.
- A nourishing diet of fruits, vegetables, legumes, nuts, and whole grains to protect your body and strengthen your health.
- Don't overeat animal proteins, rest, and exercise
- Avoid dairy products, high-fat foods because they caused imbalanced estrogen levels, which cause uterus fibroids tumors
- Avoid white sugar, white flour, sugary foods, fried food, and salty foods
- Avoid caffeine and foods that contain caffeine such as carbonated sodas,
- Eat rich iodine foods like seaweed and other sea vegetables, and stay away from things that cause iodine deficiency-- alcohol, refined sugars, and X-rays
Uterine fibroids and pregnancy
Uterine fibroids can cause infertility if the fibroids get to be too large and affect menstruation. Uterine fibroids can increase in size when there is more estrogen in the body rises due to pregnancy, taking a contraceptive pill, or hormone replacement therapy.
References: Sacred Woman, African Holistic Health