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what to do if i have fibroid and high blood pressure?

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Dr. Walter Futterweit
64 years experience Endocrinology
Likely unrelated: Unrelated. Treat the high BP. Follow fibroid size and menses
Answered on Jul 15, 2014
Dr. John Lipman
36 years experience Radiology
Get MD help: Fibroids and hypertension often seen in overweight or obese women. This added weight places a woman at an increased risk for both conditions. If you are overweight or obese getting in to an exercise program and making better eating choices to lose significant weight will benefit your fibroid health (if you're symptomatic) as well as your overall health (lower blood pressure, cardiovascular risk)
Answered on Apr 9, 2016
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Dr. John Lipman
Dr. John Lipman commented
36 years experience Radiology
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Up to 80% of adult African American women have fibroids. One of the reasons why they disproportionately suffer with fibroids has to do with having more body fat than other racial groups and therefore obesity placing them at a higher risk. Increased body fat means increased estrogen which makes fibroids grow. So there really is a connection between obesity and fibroids.
Apr 9, 2016
Dr. Claudette Anderson
Specializes in Gynecology
There is no relationship between fibroids and obesity.Aproximately 50%of women have fibroids.
Nov 22, 2015

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