Low Vitamin D Level Increases Uterine Fibroid Risk
Very low levels of vitamin D may increase the risk for uterine fibroids, says a new study reported in the New York Times.
Vitamin D has been associated with reduced risk for various diseases, but this is the first to examine the connection to fibroids, benign tumors of the uterus that can cause pain and bleeding.
In one small study, researchers found smaller fibroids after supplementing with Vitamin D3, women had a significantly smaller fibroids after 10 weeks (Hajhashemi, Ansari, Haghollahi & Eslami, 2019).
Keeping your Vitamin D level over 30 ng/ml may help in the development of fibroids (USA Fibroid Centers, 2020)
Keeping your Vitamin D levels normal may help prevent worsening fibroids. To discover your levels, consider scheduling an appointment at NoCo Women’s Wellness.