Is stress one of the contributing factors as to why fibroids are more prevalent among Black women?
Not sure. I imagine most health problems can be blamed on stress to some extent. However it's how one handles stress that determines their well being.
Very few issues are a matter of "life and death" and yet so many people internalize their present circumstances as if it's a life sentence. This is one of the reasons why so many therapists are advising people to find time to calm down and meditate a few minutes each day. If you can't do anything about a situation there's not much sense dwelling on it.
".... grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference." - Reinhold Niebuhr
I do not know your definition of black women, but if Indian women are included, I would say 'Yes', it could be.
During social interaction I have come across 2-3 or more women in their 20's & 30's who were diagnosed with Fibroids. One of them was teaching in the university and the other, a Computer Science engineer, working in the sector. The former underwent medication for a short while and is okay. The latter underwent Homeopathy treatment (quite popular in India) and has a 5 year old son. She is now also expecting a second child.
But, yes the young women are facing a lot of stress, balancing home & work.
I doubt it. I had fibroids at the ripe old age of 29, even though I've never been pregnant. I've had a lot of stress in my life, but I doubt it was as bad as girls who got pregnant in high school, and went on to become welfare mothers. Besides, the average age for women to get fibroids is 35. My roommate in the hospital was a 36-year-old white woman who had 2 kids.
I understand while fibroids are more prominent in black women, white women are more prone to endometriosis (which I personally find worse). I had a white male roommate whose 19 year old daughter had endometriosis. Childbirth is supposed to solve that problem; she married and immediately got pregnant, giving birth to twins. On the other hand, I had a middle-aged co-worker, a white woman, who'd had 3 kids, and the endometriosis kept returning. She finally solved the problem by getting a hysterectomy.
"And what do Asian women get?" asked a Chinese co-worker, with whom I discussed the issue. "Nothing! They just screw up the curve on math scores!" I answered jokingly. Then she informed me they're more prone to cancer. Her mother had been deceived by her doctor into losing a baby by getting treatment for cancer.
There are no perfect races; everyone is prone to something.
Stress may be a contributing factor, however race really has nothing to do with it. At least 25% of all women will be affected by Fibroids at some point during their lifetime. Overweight and Obese women are even more susceptible and have a substantially higher risk of developing Fibroids.
by DJ Funktual 10 years ago
About DJ FunktualStatus: ExpertFrom: Fort Ladi Dadi, FLHubScore: 96Published Hubs: 80Joined: 4 months ago- 77 fans.I noticed it when I went around hub-world one day. Any reason for it?
by ngureco 7 years ago
Can A Woman Become Pregnant If She Is Having Uterine Fibroids?
by Mrs asif 4 years ago
What factors contribute to job satisfaction?People spend a major part of their adult life at work.Job satisfaction is an important element of an individual well being but what are the factors contributing it?
by cibots 4 years ago
What are the internal and external factors contributing to an individual’s resistance to change?
by Robin Turner 6 years ago
Why do the most prevalent religions require a Supreme Being that is thought of as maleIf there is an all-powerful being, who is limitless and superhuman, why is this being, in the "big" religions, considered to be male? Wouldn't that conception in itself attach certain human...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|