It all began with a rather healthier than usual period when I was 37 years of age. Two years later, my periods had got worse so I was so anaemic that I was gasping for breath by just walking up steps, let alone trying to run.
I didn’t realise that severe anaemia causes shortness of breath, so I didn’t connect it to my heavy periods. If I had of known then what I know now, I would have sought help much earlier. When I finally went to my GP and my naturopath, they were both amazed that I was functioning as well as I was. The doctor was surprised I hadn’t fainted because my iron levels were so low. She ordered an ultrasound scan and I was diagnosed with fibroid in my womb that was seven centimetres in diameter, which is similar to the size of a tennis ball. How they form and why with solutions that I took in the main article.