Fibroids In Uterus Causes

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Home Therapies For Fibroids In The Uterus

There are a number of home therapies for fibroids in the uterus which can help to bring relief. Some are concerned with alleviating the symptoms of fibroids, such as the abdominal discomfort, bloating and anemia, whereas others are intended to help shrink the fibroids.

Ideally, treatment consists of a combination of home therapies which can tackle the problem in a multifaceted way. Indeed, fibroids respond best to this type of treatment.

Experts have theories on why fibroids form. There are a number of potential causes, including an excess of estrogen, eating a poor diet high in animal fats, ingesting environmental toxins and stress. There are also a number of minor factors which are believed to contribute. Genetic predisposition also plays a part. It is generally thought that growth is triggered by a subtle and indiscernible blend of a number of common primary and secondary factors which combine with a woman’s genetic make-up. This is why it is virtually impossible to determine the precise causes in an individual, as they vary from woman to woman.

However, what is known is that many women manage to deal with the condition by using home therapies for fibroids in the uterus rather than having surgery or using drug treatment, both of which doctors are reluctant to recommend as they do not address the root cause, meaning that regrowth is likely.

There are many home therapies, and below are some of the most popular:-

* Reducing animal fats in the diet-can help with bleeding as it helps lower estrogen
* Taking iron supplements and eating iron-rich foods can help with anemia
* Red Raspberry supplements can help to control menstrua irregularities
* Red Clover and Chapparal is thought to help reduce tumors and cysts
* Heat therapy is very useful. A warm bath or heat pad on the abdomen can soothe

If you would like to use home therapies for fibroids in the uterus which could bring about complete elimination, then there is a robust system which combines a number of tried and tested techniques which work very well in combination. Of course, there are no “quick-fixes”, you will need to be prepared to make a number of significant lifestyle and dietary changes to be successful.

If you would like further information on my recommended natural treatment for fibroids, please visit my website, Shrink Fibroids Naturally.

Fibroids Miracle is written by a nutritionalist who is a former fibroid sufferer and comes with 3 months free one-to-one expert counseling, to guide you through using home therapies for fibroids in the uterus.

About the author: Gail advocates using natural treatments for fibroids rather than using conventional medication or surgery as this is a workable long term solution. Conventional medication only treats the symptoms and fibroids are likely to regrow, whereas natural treatments, when used properly can eliminate the root cause by rebalancing the body and restoring overall health.

Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/womens-health-articles/home-therapies-for-fibroids-in-the-uterus-3846370.html

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What causes fibroids in the uterus and what the recommended treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      The exact cause of uterine fibroids is not known. Fibroids begin when cells overgrow in the muscular wall of the uterus. Once a fibroid develops, the hormones estrogen and progesterone appear to influence its growth. A woman’s body produces the highest levels of these hormones during her childbearing years. After menopause, when hormone levels decline, fibroids usually shrink or disappear.
      Estrogen is thought to play a major role in fibroid growth because fibroids tend to grow larger when a woman’s body produces more estrogen (during pregnancy), and usually shrink when a woman’s body produces less estrogen (after menopause). Progesterone also seems to stimulate fibroid growth, even when estrogen is not present. Some women do not receive treatment because they do not have symptoms. Other treatments include: pain medication, medical therapy, and surgery to remove just the fibroid, to cut off the blood supply to the fibroid, or to remove the entire uterus.
      Doctors are exploring less-invasive surgeries and hormone therapy as other options.

  2. QUESTION:
    can fibroids in the uterus cause kidney disease?
    I have had fibroids for a while now, and now i am in stage 5 renal failure, with HBP. I have no family history of HBP. HELP, im trying to do as much research as possible. thanks

    • ANSWER:
      Fibroids should not effect renal function or HBP. Blood pressure is partially regulated by the adrenal glands, which are located on each kidney.

      Here is a good site

      http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/highblood/

  3. QUESTION:
    can fibroids in the uterus cause the lining in the uterus to be thick????
    My mom has been in menoause for quite some time now, and she has had no pain or bleeding. I’m just curious to know. She also had to get a biopsy done to.

    • ANSWER:
      you can get this and other info at www.webmd.com

      Sexual Health: Your Guide to Uterine Fibroids
      Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that are made up of the muscle and connective tissue from the wall of the uterus (womb). Fibroids may grow as a single nodule or in clusters and may range in size from 1 mm to more than 20 cm (8 inches) in diameter. They may grow within the wall of the uterus or they may project into the interior cavity or toward the outer surface of the uterus. In rare cases, they may grow on stems projecting from the surface of the uterus.

      What Causes Uterine Fibroids?
      The causes of fibroids are not known. Most fibroids occur in women of reproductive age, and according to some estimates, they are diagnosed in black women 2-3 times more frequently than in white women. They seldom are seen in young women who have not begun to menstruate, and they usually stabilize or go away in women after menopause.

      According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), at least 25% of women suffer from uterine fibroids.

      Are Fibroids Cancer?
      No. Fibroids are not associated with cancer. They are benign tumors that almost never develop into cancer.

      Who Is at Risk for Uterine Fibroids?
      No risk factors have been found for uterine fibroids other than being a female of reproductive age. However, some studies suggest obese women are at increased risk of having fibroids. (A person is considered obese if he or she is more than 20% over his or her ideal body weight.)

      What Are the Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids?
      Most fibroids do not cause any symptoms and do not require treatment other than regular observation by a doctor. Fibroids may be discovered during routine gynecologic examinations or during prenatal care. Some women who have uterine fibroids may experience the following symptoms:

      Excessive or painful bleeding during menstruation.
      Bleeding between periods.
      A feeling of fullness in the lower abdomen.
      Frequent urination resulting from a fibroid that compresses the bladder.
      Pain during sexual intercourse
      Low back pain.
      How Are Uterine Fibroids Treated?
      More and more, doctors are beginning to realize that uterine fibroids may not require any intervention or, at most, limited treatment. For a woman with uterine fibroids that are not causing symptoms, the best therapy may be watchful waiting. Some women never exhibit any symptoms nor have any problems associated with fibroids, in which case no treatment is necessary.

      If a woman is experiencing anemia caused by heavy, prolonged menstrual bleeding, moderate to severe pain, infertility or urinary tract or bowel problems, she will require therapy. Treatment options include:

      Medications. For women who experience occasional pelvic pain or discomfort, a mild, over-the counter anti-inflammatory or pain-killing drug such as Aleve or Motrin, often will be effective. More bothersome cases may require stronger drugs available by prescription.
      Some fibroids are treated with hormones that reduce the amounts of the hormone estrogen. Doctors believe that fibroids grow best when there are high levels of the female hormone estrogen.
      Birth control pills can be used to treat the bleeding symptoms of uterine fibroids because they decrease the production of female hormones and prevent ovulation. Birth control pills (oral contraceptives) do not reduce the size of uterine fibroids and may in fact increase their size. For more on oral contraceptives, see the article on the Pill.
      Surgery. Fortunately, a woman now has a number of surgical and less invasive options for treatment of uterine fibroids that can control symptoms, preserve the uterus, and preserve fertility. In the past, a woman with growing uterine fibroids was only considered a candidate for hysterectomy (the surgical removal of the uterus). Performing hysterectomy in a woman of reproductive age means that she will no longer be able to have children. Hysterectomy also may have other effects, both physical and psychological. Today, many women and their doctors are considering other treatment options, based on symptoms and not the idea that uterine fibroids will continue to grow until it becomes necessary to perform a hysterectomy.
      If a fibroid is particularly troublesome, the surgeon often can remove only the tumor, leaving the uterus intact. This procedure is called myomectomy. This is done when a woman wants to be able to have children.
      There are a number of techniques that can be used to perform a myomectomy:
      Laparoscopic myomectomy involves the use a thin, telescope-like instrument attached to a small video camera called a laparoscope inserted through a tiny incision at the belly button. The surgeon uses specialized surgical instruments inserted through this incision and two or three additional small incisions in the abdomen to remove the fibroids.
      Hysteroscopic myomectomy is a procedure where some fibroids are removed through the vagina using a surgical instrument called a hysteroscope – a thin, telescope-like instrument inserted through the cervix and into the uterus.
      Laparotomy involves an abdominal incison to remove all fibroids, no matter what size or location of the tumors.
      Fibroid embolization. This treatment works by decreasing the blood supply to the fibroids, causing them to shrink. It is a minimally invasive procedure performed by an interventional radiologist. Patients are typically able to return home the same day of the procedure.
      MRI-guided ultrasound. This is the newest technique available to remove fibroids. The treatment uses MRI images to plan and guide focused ultrasound waves that destroy fibroid tissue.

  4. QUESTION:
    can fibroids in the uterus cause hot flashes?

    • ANSWER:

  5. QUESTION:
    Can Uteran Fibroids cause a miscarriage or infertility?
    I have 3 small fibroids in my uterus and I was told that they would not affect getting pregnant by my doctor. I recently had a miscarriage and then D&C and was wondering if the fibroids had anything to do with this?

    • ANSWER:
      They can. It depends on the size, number, and location of the fibroids.

      You might want to have an ultrasound done by a fertility specialist, who could give you a better idea of whether or not yours are likely to cause problems for you.

      I am so sorry for your loss–I’ve been there too.


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