There are multiple factors that play a role on predisposing you to fibroids and there is no one definitive answer according to research.
Hormones – what we do know, is that fibroids are the cause of hormonal imbalance and growth is affected by estrogen / progesterone ratios. Meaning, fibroids are mostly a condition of estrogen dominance, where you either produce too much estrogen or have difficulty clearing it and detoxifying it properly. The reason why fibroids typically regress and disappear after menopause, is because estrogen significantly drops.
According to research, there are other factors that may predispose you to develop fibroids: genetic factors, early onset of period, caffeine, alcohol, obesity and hypertension. Caffeine, alcohol and obesity also affect estrogen balance in the body so that isn’t a surprise, right?
Research has determined that your ethnicity / race, genetics and income level may influence the severity of your symptoms. Caffeine, alcohol and obesity are also a good mix for you developing blood pressure, that’s why most likely, hypertension is on the list. There is clearly a strong pattern to all of this.
Diet, lifestyle, stress, and many other factors not only influence your hormonal status, but also increase severity of symptoms.