How to Treat Fibroids and Travel at the Same Time
Fibroids are incredibly difficult to live with, yet 1 in 3 women develop them at some point in their life. Like many conditions which are difficult to diagnose and treat, fibroids can hinder a woman’s quality of life.
However, fibroids do not mean the end of a woman’s exciting life. You can continue with your regular routines and embark on adventures, which is why this article offers tips on how to travel and treat fibroids, allowing you to continue or start seeing the world and maintaining a high quality of life.
Contraception can help make the bleeding a lot lighter, as well as reduce period pain. However, like contraception when used to reduce the rate of pregnancy, it may not work for everyone as people react in diverse manners. If you would like to proceed with birth control methods as a treatment for your fibroids, then there are short or long-term GnRHa for you to consider.
Birth control pills are a great and efficient way to treat your fibroids, as a birth control pill is readily available in most countries, and easy to pack, carry and take wherever you wish to go.
If you are lucky enough to catch your fibroids in its early stages, then a medicated IUD is an extremely viable option. If a medicated IUD works, then it will decrease a woman’s blood flow, reducing the size of her fibroids. Also, due to it being placed into the uterus, you do not have to remember to take your pills while traveling through different countries and time zones.
Like the birth control, antifibrotic drugs are easy to administer. The most commonly used antifibrotic drug which shows the most promise is Pirfenidone. Pirfenidone is taken orally, has shown to regulate fibrosis and is easily absorbed in the gastrointestinal tract, therefore, it reaches most tissues. Additionally, Pirfenidone can be found in gel form, meaning it can treat scars and fibrotic tissue easily. However, watch out for highly-undesired side effects such as nausea and skin issues like rashes.
Also known as male hormones, androgens are naturally both found in men and women’s bodies. In women, androgens are produced from ovaries, fat cells and adrenal glands which are then converted into estrogen. Although diminishing a woman’s amount of estrogen it can relieve symptoms of fibroids by shrinking fibroid tumors and stopping menstruation. However, there are numerous side effects such as weight gain, unwanted hair growth, and a deeper voice.
Again, androgens can be taken orally, or through injected formulations. This means androgens can easily fit in your backpack or suitcase.
Sometimes surgery is the only option left, no matter how many non-surgical remedies you have tried, and although surgery can take a few months of recovery, it does leave you with a high possibility to travel the world without the need for medication. If you are in need of surgical treatment for your fibroids as they are stopping you from living your life, contact Dr. Tamer Seckin, who can ensure you undergo the right treatment for your fibroids.
Who knows, but by doing so, you could open a whole new chapter in your life; one which allows you to see the sights of the world and experience cultures you would never have done otherwise.