Although it is common to hear, but there are still many who do not know about the myoma.
Specialist in obstetrics and gynecology Siloam Hospitals Kebon Jeruk (SHJK) Kathleen Juanita Soenario Gunawan said, myoma uteri or so-called myoma, is a tumor which is sensitive to female hormones.
Originally myoma of the uterus wall muscle cells, then transformed into a tumor and muscle attached to the uterine wall.
Myoma has a spherical shape, white, hard, and apart from the muscle of the uterus in the vicinity. Although often more common in women, until now the cause of the myoma is not known with certainty.
"Risk factors myoma is when menstruation at an early age. Later, high body mass index, and family history," she said some time ago.
Myoma often arise at perempian fertile or reproductive age. After menopause, myoma can generally be smaller and rarely raised new myoma.
"However, about 40 percent of patients with myoma are of genetic effects. The incident that occurs in women around 20-25 percent," he added.
Living a healthy lifestyle and screening least once a year for women who have had sexual intercourse, is the most appropriate way to avoid the disease
"Doing an ultrasound examination to see the uterus and ovaries. The earlier detected, the higher the chances to recover," said Kathleen.