Tiredness, painful menstrual cycle with heavy bleeding, pain during sexual intercourses, lower abdomen heaviness, frequent urination and need to evacuate. And, on top of that, a huge emotional load, consisting of embarrassment, frustration and problems in terms of interpersonal relations. That’s the identikit of a woman who suffers from uterine fibroids.

Roughly 15% of women in fertile age suffers from it and statics show that one woman in three develops them after the age of 35. When you have this kind of problem, even a holiday at the seaside can cause anxiety and frustration.

However, there is a way to treat the symptoms caused by this pathology and to better face daily life and enjoy a moment of leisure and relaxation. A few tricks and getting properly organised are enough to avoid emotionally unpleasant circumstances.

When the fibroma is symptomatologic it causes a number of problems and can truly be disabling. It entails several issues that force us to change some daily habits and can have a strong emotional impact, often due to the embarrassment caused by the unpleasant situation that may arise.

Such a problem follows women on holiday too: physical changes and needs do not stay home and risk upsetting our holidays, preventing us from relaxing and enjoying their benefits. But, as previously mentioned, there are ways to avoid embarrassing situations.

It is best to opt for a type of holiday that ensures free access to the restrooms: if you’re going to the sea, choose a beach that has all the due facilities and amenities, with the restrooms close to the sunlounger. The best way to avoid embarrassing circumstances is to go to the toilet quite often, even when you don’t feel the urge, so as to ward off any possible emergency. Plus, it is best to choose comfortable, handy and relaxing spots, rather than wandering off. From an emotional standpoint, it is important to know you can rely on well organised facilities.

If, however, despite the precautions taken, uneasy situations should arise, why not try your hand at some ironic comment? It can be a sort of lifesaver in the harshest emotional situations. But if the symptoms are quite serious, if the physical problems compromise your quality of life, then it is best to seek counselling and, above all, medical help.