For More Information, Please Call Us At call 603.524.3211

Health Information Library

Categories > Fibroids >

Mayo Content Display

Fibroids under pressure

High blood pressure may increase the risk for uterine fibroids, according to a report in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Researchers studied data from more than 100,000 women participating in the Nurses’ Health Study II. Over a 10-year period, they found more than 7,000 cases of fibroids. After adjusting for age, race, weight and reproductive history, researchers concluded that for every 10-point increase in blood pressure, the risk of fibroids rose by 8 percent among those who did not take blood pressure medication and even more—10 percent—among those who did.

© 2014 Dowden Health Media