Obesity increases risk of developing uterine myoma, says doctor


Kinshasa, September 11th, 2022 (CPA).- Obesity increases the risk of developing uterine myoma said Sunday during an interview with CPA, Dr Joseph Bangambe, obstetrician gynaecologist at the hospital « Hj hospitals » located in the municipality of Limete in Kinshasa.

Dr Bangambe said that among the risk factors for this gynaecological disease are excess hormones and genetic transmission.

He said uterine myoma is a benign, non-cancerous tumour that grows in the womb, affecting women in general, and particularly those over 35.

For the obstetrician-gynaecologist, this disease is manifested by prolonged periods with significant blood loss, the sensation of pain, the appearance of a mass in the lower abdomen, the increase in the volume of the abdomen (belly), as well as painful intercourse.

To this end, he invited patients with one of the signs described to consult a specialist doctor for good in-depth care and regular monitoring.