Fibroids are growths that develop in the womb, and although they occur very often, they rarely cause any problems. It is estimated that 80% of women will suffer from fibroids in their lives. Fibroids don't cause any symptoms nor can they lead to a condition that is life-threatening, such as cancer, although they sometimes lead to heavy bleeding, which may be a severe and urgent condition that may be life-threatening. Fibroids consist of fibrous and muscle tissue, which is why they're called fibroids. We haven't defined their cause yet, but we've found a series of factors associated with an increased risk of occurrence. For example, we know that if your mother or sister has fibroids, the chances that you will have too is higher. This indicates that there's some genetic background. As we can't change our genes, it's very important to make some changes in your lifestyle that are associated with reduced occurrence of fibroids. Although its' highly possible that fibroids will reverse after menopause, there are many cases that are reverted before menopause. Today, I'll tell you a series of changes you can make in your lifestyle that reduce the risk of fibroids, or if you have fibroids, they increase the chances that they will become smaller or even totally disappear. A healthy diet. A healthy diet is very important for the treatment of fibroids, and it is based on two pillars: The first pillar is the selection of healthy foods. The second pillar is the proper amount of these foods, so that your weight can be normal. Studies agree that the Mediterranean diet is the ideal one for the treatment of fibroids. This diet is very rich in plant-based foods, such as leafy and non-leafy vegetables, fruits, legumes, ladera, and a small amount of animal protein from fish and meat with little fat completed with traditional live yogurt, buttermilk or kefir. This is the list of foods that you should choose more often, while you should avoid processed foods that contain a large amount of sweeteners, such as sugar, processed carbohydrates and fats, and of course, charcuterie. You should eat all these in amounts that maintain your weight at low levels. If you're overweight, you should consume amounts that will help you lose weight, because increased weight is an important aggravating factor for the occurrence of fibroids. No matter how correctly you choose the foods you consume, if you consume large amounts of them, this will cause you a problem. A healthy diet is not enough. You should eat the proper amounts in order to prevent fibroids. Limit alcohol. Studies agree that the consumption of alcohol in any amount increases the risk of fibroids, or if they have already occurred, the risk of their growing bigger and causing bleeding-related problems. This seems to be attributed to the fact that alcohol increases the hormones that make the fibroids grow bigger. Alcohol also causes inflammation, which complicates things even more. Studies have shown that women drinking one glass of alcohol per day run a 50% higher risk of fibroids. That's quite an important increase. So, if you want to do what's best for your health, you'd better consume as little alcohol as possible or even no alcohol at all. Take measures to limit estrogens in your body. Estrogens are hormones that cause the fibroids to swell. They're hormones that send a signal to fibroids to become bigger. There are some ways to naturally limit estrogens, so that they go back to normal levels, the most important and safe of which is weight loss. Make sure that you maintain a normal weight, in order to reduce the adverse secretion of estrogens, and by extension, the enlargement of fibroids. But there's another problem related to estrogens. Many women have normal estrogens in their blood, but they've been exposed to large amounts of toxins that disrupt the normal metabolism of hormones. These toxins may be fertilizers, weed killers, plastics, Bisphenol A, non-stick coatings of pots and pans, colors, dyes, cosmetics and other chemicals. All these chemicals disrupt the normal function of the hormonal system, leading to the creation of fibroids. Make sure you have vitamin-D sufficiency. Latest studies have shown that vitamin D can reduce the risk of fibroids by 32%. There are many ways to make sure there's sufficient vitamin D in your blood, but the proper way to start is to have it measured. Through the comments, many people ask how much vitamin D they should take to make sure they have normal levels in their blood. Unfortunately, this varies a lot from one person to another, and it depends on many factors, such as increased weight, complexion, the duration and time of exposure to the sun, the intake of vitamin D from diet, etc. In any case, the proper way to make sure you have sufficient vitamin D is to have it measured, make the necessary changes, and have it measured again, in order to find out if they're enough or you have to make more changes. For some people, a little more exposure to the sun may be enough. Other people may need to also increase the intake of vitamin D from their diet. Other people may also take dietary supplements to get vitamin D to its normal levels. Make sure your blood pressure is normal. A series of recent medical studies have associated high blood pressure with a higher risk of fibroids. It's not clear why this happens, but in any case, you'd better measure your blood pressure, and if you often find that it's high, you'd better take some measures to regulate it. In most cases, there are simple and natural solutions, such as weight loss, reduction of salt in the food, regular exercise, quitting smoking and limiting alcohol, which can have great results. These are the five changes you can make in your life today in order to reduce the risk of fibroids, or if you're suffering from fibroids, in order to make them smaller or reduce the risk of complications, according to the latest studies. As I said in the beginning, fibroids, although very common, are rarely life-threatening. However, they're an indication that something's wrong in your body, and you'd better make these changes in your lifestyle. It's impressive that vitamin D plays an important role even in fibroids. I've posted many videos on vitamin D, but if you already take vitamin D, let me remind you that the time you take it greatly affects its absorption and your health. If you'd like to find out what the proper time to take vitamin D is, so that it can function perfectly in your body, click on the video you can see on my right. Thank you very much!