Not long ago, a 35-year old housewife walked into a hospital in Festac Town, Lagos. The once lively lady had suddenly become a bundle of worry. After giving births to two beautiful daughters, she was finding it difficult to be pregnant again. The family had gone through thick and thin and now the problem was threatening the marriage. Apart from painful menstruation, she regularly had symptoms of pregnancy: missed periods, swollen breasts and protruding stomach. She had come to this clinic hoping to find a cure.

After physical examination, the doctor recommended that she should go through scan. And then the bubble burst. She had a growth right inside her womb. She had Fibroid.

According to Dr Taiwo Fadeyi, fibroid is not a new disease, but it is a development that is bringing tears into the lives of many women and it is wrecking marriages.

‘Even when surgery is recommended, very few ever get pregnant again. Infact, according to experts, surgery for fibroid could involve the removal of the patient’s womb. It is that bad and the number of carriers is growing. It had no easy cure, that is until now.’

So, it was a call to arms when, while responding to complaints from its independent distributors on the prevalence of this condition, Forever Living Products (Nigeria) Limited, engaged Fadeyi who is versed in the field of clinical sexology, a medical doctor with knowledge in herbal medicine and a marriage counselor.

Fadeyi described Fibroid as a non-cancerous tissue that is found in the womb of women. ‘It is a mass which creates a lot of problems for women in terms of fertility, menstrual problems and frequent abdominal pains’.

According to him, fibroid has become rampant in the Nigerian society due to modern lifestyle. ‘The causes of fibroid can be traced to the type of lifestyle that our people now live. Such lifestyles cannot be compared with the natural lifestyles of the people of old’, he said. He added: ‘There are so many things that are bringing in a lot of estrogen into the body systems now, like plastics, pesticides and even the foods and the processes under which we breed animals for consumption’.

He continued: ‘Most of these things, including fishes, are bred artificially. So they store those hormones that we are imbibing and that is what is causing some of these problems’.

‘You need supplements; they do help and they will continue to help’, Fadeyi assured. ‘Normally, Forever Living Products and other herbal supplements are holistic things, they go into the body and try to reverse whatever bad that had been done inside the body and they want to do that holistically. That is the way they help,’ he said.

Fadeyi said FLP range of supplements was capable of not only managing the ailment, but they provide permanent cure, recommending supplements like Aloe Vera Gel, Arctic Sea, Aloe Berry Nectar as foundation supplements that could take care of fibroid condition and even help to restore and check re-growth for those who had undergone surgery for the disease.

‘Definitely, a surgery for fibroid is recommended for cases which cannot be managed. In cases of surgery, where you have a patient that is bleeding uncontrollably, or you have a patient who has a big fibroid mass, I will personally suggest surgery for such cases and thereafter they can go back and use these supplements to prevent reoccurrence.’.

Fadeyi stressed that Forever supplements are natural products which have been accepted all over the world as a check to contamination that today’s living has brought. To those with fibroid, he advised, ‘for each particular case, I would just normally say, herbal supplements.’

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