what can you do naturally to prevent cysts on the ovaries?

Cyst remedies

An ovarian cyst is the term used to refer to fluid-filled sacs that develop in or on the ovary.  Ovarian cysts occur commonly among women in their reproductive years.  There is no definite method to prevent the formation of ovarian cysts, but you can undergo regular pelvic examinations to ensure that any changes in your ovaries are detected at the earliest. In addition, you need to keep track of your monthly cycles. If you notice any change in the cycle or experience any menstruation-related symptoms that are uncommon and are persisting over a few cycles, consult your physician.

If you suffer from ovarian cysts, ensure that you avoid estrogen-rich foods such as tomatoes and dairy products and too many carbohydrates. Too much estrogen in the body encourages the formation of cysts. For minor pain, your physician might suggest using heat, hot castor oil packs or medicine. The medical treatments for ovarian cysts will vary based on the following factors: the size, the type or composition of the cyst, your age and general health, your pregnancy plans, and the symptoms that you are experiencing. In cases where you do not experience any symptoms, it is advised that you wait for two or three months because the cyst might dissolve by itself and require no treatment. In some cases, physicians might prescribe certain hormones or oral contraceptives to help shrink the cysts.

If ovarian cysts are not responsive to hormonal treatment, or if the cysts do not dissolve after a few months, or if the cysts are extremely large, you might need to undergo a surgery. The type of surgery required could either be just removing the cyst or the ovary, or in extreme cases, performing a hysterectomy. If a cystic mass is found to be cancerous, your doctor may advise a hysterectomy to remove both the ovaries and your uterus.

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