Can Exercise Shrink Fibroids?
If you are aware that you have fibroids, you may well have read all kinds of conflicting information about what the best treatments are to help you to reduce them. If you are wondering specifically, “Can exercise shrink fibroids”, well there isn’t really a definitive answer.
Fibroids form due to the subtle interaction of a number of factors which happen to be present in the body. It is believed that your diet, hereditary factors and lifestyle play a big part. It is virtually impossible to determine exactly what the precise causes of fibroids are in an individual.
Conventional treatment tends to deal with eliminating the symptoms of fibroids. The problem with this is that these treatments do nothing to eliminate the root causes, meaning that even after extensive surgery, fibroids can regrow and often quite quickly too! The only true way to shrink fibroids is to eliminate the root causes, meaning that the body effectively becomes a neutralized environment in which new fibroids cannot grow or existing ones supported.
So, can exercise shrink fibroids? Well, exercise can certainly help with the symptoms of fibroids. No matter what treatment you choose, it will work better if the body is fit and strong. Exercise will control stress, improve circulation and relieve muscle tension. In addition, better hormonal balance is usually enjoyed by women who exercise regularly and this in itself can help with fibroids.
Specifically, some exercises are better than others for women with fibroids and the three main forms of exercise to shrink fibroids are:-
1. Aerobic – Fast walking, swimming and running will all help improve your circulation
2. Muscle-Strengthening Exercise – Try weight training as this will generally strengthen the muscles, including those required to support the uterus. Also try Pilates and kegel exercises.
3. Energy-Enhancing and Hormone Balancing Exercises – Often Eastern-inspired. Consider Yoga and Tai-Chi.
There is little doubt that the best way exercise can help shrink fibroids is to combine it with other natural treatments, such as dietary modification and making lifestyle changes.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Does having fibroids and exercising keep me from being having children?
Although I’m still taking Fibrovan and started exercising again, I just want to know if I’m ruining as well as risking my chances of getting pregnant.
I’m still very worried.
When I got pregnant I had just started back at the gym going probably 4-5 times a week for about 30-60 minutes and I apparently had a fibroid. We were not trying to get pregnant but it still happened without any complications.
The fibroid is now growing along with baby, at 13 weeks it was only about 1cm and now it’s well over 5cm. They keep telling me that it’ll eventually cause pain but at 28 weeks I am still feeling pretty darn great. It also increases your chances of having to have a c-section, they will determine that via ultrasound when I’m about 36 weeks.
Does exercise and losing weight reduce fibroids?
It may help with the pressure, but it all depends on the location and size of the fibriods. Some OB/GYN’s may suggest that you have a good healthy diet and that you exercise, but it may not reduce the size of the fibriods. I would suggest that you speak with your OB/GYN to see what are the best options for reducing your fibroids.
Is there a natural remedy for uterine fibroids?
I don’t have bothersome symptoms, but I have 6 large fibroids. I want to get pregnant in the future. My doctor said I’ll have no trouble getting pregnant, but I’m likely to have trouble during pregnancy. I keep myomectomy as a last resourt. Cause there are so many possible complications like adhesions and having to have a C-section. I want my body to get rid of them naturally. Any advise? Like exercise or fasting? I know that fibroids a hormone-dependent. I also know that girls lose their period if they fast long enough. Will that do anything?
I answered your other question and seeing this makes me feel for you as it must be awful fearing you may not be able to have kids.
I couldn’t find too much but I did search and found this
The great Dr John R Christopher said burdock helps fibroids..if taking use an organic tincture..the usual dose is two dropperfuls (60 drops)..3-5 times a day..I would use 5 times a day. a dropperful is what remains in the eyedropper of a tincture bottle when you squeeze the bulb, inset into the herbal tincture formula, release eyedropper top..what remains in the drop is called a dropperful and looks about half full..this eliminates the need to count drops. a few off will not hurt on herbs.
A good brand is herbpharm..they have a good burdock blend. Burdock is not harmful..it is a blood cleanser and sold in some places as a food,.
I once read his woman’s herbal years ago but can’t remember if he addressed fibroids there but it may be worth a shot..I got it from interlibrary loan.
it is also sold here–
Also curezone has a lot of excellent health info..here is some of the things on fibroid there.
so I would revcommend this book and the ons by linda page and balche in the other questions for hormone balancing and the burdock and further research on curezone and elsewhere to trying to dissolve the fibroids.
Also maybe Dr Richard schulze’s incurables formula may help..(push enter and go to the incurables program..he is the one with the female herbal formula and said he never failed to help infertile woman or women with female problems who wanted to have a child fail..I bet he used his incurables formula with his female herbs..also see his index in the catalog found at herbdoc.com
I need help please: Girlfriend’s period troubles. Please advise.?
My girlfriend has been having some problems with her period as of late, so I will give you all the information I can so you can make an accurate diagnosis.
Her period has been on a three week cycle for two years. Recently though, she has had some discrepancies in her cycle. Her period came late a few months ago, putting her on what we both assumed would be a “normal” four week (or 28 day) cycle. The next month, however, she went back to a three week cycle. Then, the month after, it was three weeks.
But here’s where it gets a little confusing. Her period came, with a brownish or light pink “spotting” for five days then about 2 or 3 days of nothing. But then the real deal came, a heavy flow slowly tapering off to nothing. Just like a normal period. I reassured her (because we are sexually active, although no penetration has occurred) that because of her rather poor diet in combination of high stress levels and increased exercise, her body was acting a little strange. But it got a little stranger.
Ten days later, she began spotting again. Brownish discharge, only noticeable when she wiped, was present again. For five days. Her exercise levels have increased in those ten days, but her diet has been a little better. But now she does not feel any symptoms of a period coming at all. She has not been spotting for a day now.
Backtracking a few days now, we engaged in sexual activity about two or three days after her period was up. I ejaculated no where near her vagina, and as a matter of fact I manually stimulated myself as to be safe not to get any ejaculate near her. Afterward, I dried myself, washed my hands and my genitals, then dried them thoroughly. After about five minutes she mounted me (I put on a condom just to be safe, even though no penetration occurred).
I know there’s a certain phenomenon known as implantation bleeding. And that it generally occurs for a day, ten days before a missed period. But it is not unheard of for a woman to have this for anywhere between 4 and 9 days as well. I also know that roughly only one third of women experience this.
The topic of how long sperm last outside, in open air, is highly debated. But I know for a fact after the semen is dry, there is nothing to sustain the sperm, nor is there any way for the sperm to travel. Shortly after the semen is dried, the sperm die. Factor in the temperature of the air, the temperature of the skin on which it resides, and the relatively hostile environment of the vagina, it is highly unlikely that any sperm still living on my pubic region survived to encounter an egg and successfully fertilize it.
My theory above, while very educated, is not that of a medical expert. But I do believe that it his highly unlikely, to the point of almost 100% surety that it is unlikely that she is pregnant. Would that be your educated guess as well?
If you believe she’s not pregnant, do you believe this is a form of temporary Amenorrhea brought on by stress, diet, hormone imbalance and exercise or perhaps fibroids?
My girlfriend is 16, I am 17.
I am asking because my girlfriend is the one who is worried and she would like additional reassurance. It’s my job as a boyfriend to try and ease her mind. She provided the symptoms and the facts about her condition as she sees it, and I provided the knowledge based on what I know.
As far as me knowing a lot about this, I have a very high work ethic and plan to be a M.D. I’m trying to get a good foothold on my education early.
If she hasn’t missed a period she’s probably fine. Plus she’s young. Her period could do weird things randomly until she reaches the end of puberty. And that could be a few more years- maybe even to 20 or something. If she is really worried then have her take a pregnancy test- from the store if you want to keep this hush hush. But I think she just doesn’t know how to react to certain things about her body yet. Her body will do that.
I think you guys have been safe. She should be fine. And your assumptions could be right too…about stress and diet.
normal delivery with fibroids ?
am in my first trimester. my doc just told me that i have a fibroid thats 10cm accross and that it would be a high risk pregnancy.
as of now i dont have any problems like bleeding or cramps. i previously had lower back back, but its ok now. i still have nausea though.
also am anemic and i ve started taking iron tabs, but i dont take regularly since they make me sick.
anyone else have a healthy delivery with such fibroids ? and can i do some mild exercises such as yoga or walking ?
i dont know whom to turn to advice. my doc keeps saying its high risk even though the baby is fine.
please advice ? thanks.
my doc is not very forthcoming with th answers. i am very confused.
Hi, I’m 29 weeks pregnant with lot of fibroids as big as size of 20 weeks pregnancy. You can imagine how huge I am now! I’m anemic too. My doctor said I have no chance of giving a normal birth. I’ll need surgery to give birth of the baby. But my younger 2 sisters were born normally while my mom had a huge fibroid. My mom removed her uterus after 8 years of my youngest sister was born. She had no problem giving birth of the babies.
I think you have to follow your doctor’s advice because he can decide what is best for you analyzing your situation.
You should not do any exercise as you are in risky pregnancy ( as u have fibroid). My doctor adviced me to take complete rest. There is no exercises to reduce the riskiness in your pregnancy. Moreover the fibroids grow during pregnancy because you have hormonal secretion during pregnancy which causes the growth.
Best of luck.