Natural Cure for Fibroids

by Sam Malone

Uterine fibroids also known as myomas, leiomyomas or fibromyomas are non-cancourous tumor growths of the uterine. These often appear during child bearing years of women and are rarely associated with an increased risk for cancer.

Uterine fibroids can show no signs and symptoms for most of the women, however most common symptoms include heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain or pressure, constipation, bleeding between periods or prolonged menstrual periods, frequent urination, leg pain and backache.

Although the exact cause for the development of fibroids is not known, researchers show that certain genetic alterations, obesity, hormonal imbalance (imbalance of estrogen and progesterone) and other chemicals may affect fibroid growth.

Fibroids are not cancerous and grow very slowly. They rarely interfere with pregnancy and generally shrink after menopause when the levels of reproductive hormones decline.

So if like most of the women you have no signs and symptoms of fibroids then watchful waiting can be the best treatment option. During this watchful waiting phase observation is very important. If the symptoms develop over a period of time or if there is unexplained pain then consult a specialit immediately. Other surgical treatment option includes - Myomectomy – in this procedure the specialist removes or destroys the fibroids, leaving the uterus in place (there are chances of fibroids recurrence after this procedure) and Hysterectomy – in this the specialist removes the uterus, this is a permanent solution to deal with fibroids, but remember it can also terminate your ability to bear children, also if you opt to remove the ovaries and fallopian tubes at a young age then other considerations like hormone replacement therapy should also be kept in mind.

Fibroids Natural Treatments

Fibroids treatment through some fibroids home remedies can also be helpful during this watchful waiting period. The most studied fibroids natural cures is to minimize the consumption of fatty foods like red meat and beef and in turn include lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, cereals and pulses. Meat and dairy products are also believed to have estrogen like effects on the body and the uterus and are related to promote fibroid growth. Studies prove that women with this diet pattern are at a lower risk of developing fibroids. Increasing the consumption of soy and soy products also helps as it is believed that soy protein can have weak estrogen like effects which helps to regulate the altered hormonal balance. The soy proteins compete with the estrogen in the body and prevent it from stimulating any fibroid growth. Certain supplements and herbs like dandelion, yellow dock root and milk thistle seed are also believed to prevent and shrink fibroid growth; however before stating any supplements are making any dietary changes consult your specialist or a health care professional for appropriate guidance.

Warning: The reader of this article should exercise all precautionary measures while following instructions on the home remedies from this article. Avoid using any of these products if you are allergic to it. The responsibility lies with the reader and not with the site or the writer.
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