Fibroids Symptoms After Menopause

Natural Ways To Treat Fibroids

If like many of us, you are disappointed and frustrated with the limited options which conventional medicine offers, you may have decided to look for natural ways to treat fibroids. I know full well that if you have fibroids, you might be finding it hard to see the plus points, but from experience and I can tell you that one big plus point is the fact that the vast majority of fibroids are not life-threatening.

Yes they can be painful and severely detract from our quality of life, but the good thing is that by taking time to consider your treatment options rather than rushing headlong into unsatisfactory surgery, you are not putting yourself at risk.

So once you have had it confirmed that your fibroids are not dangerous, you can look at your options. Traditionally, doctors will advocate doing nothing at all, as fibroids will shrink during the menopause. Now this is all very well if your fibroids are not too large, or indeed if your menopause is likely to be on the horizon. However, for those of us with terrible symptoms who are many years away from the menopause, this is not a good option. Surgery might be offered, but with the exception of a hysterectomy (which, lets face it, none of us want!) surgery to remove fibroids is often no more than a temporary measure as unless you can eliminate exactly what has caused your fibroids in the first place, they may return in a few short months.

Natural ways to treat fibroids use a multifaceted approach both to reduce the signs and symptoms of fibroids and to treat both the possible and probable causes of fibroids to prevent them coming back. Before considering such an option, you need to be aware that this will require some time and effort on your part and although if you follow a good system correctly, you may see fast relief from your symptoms, it may take months before your fibroids have shrunk significantly. However, I looked at it from the point of view that if I was going to have surgery, the recovery and lead up time would be significant and making the effort to treat fibroids in natural ways would probably not take any longer.

One of the main issues with natural ways to treat fibroids is that it is difficult to determine the exact causes in an individual. This means that rather than tailor-make treatments, the only way to be really sure of a solution is to use a combination of methods which deals with every probable and possible cause. Indeed, it is usually a subtle combination of causes which happen to coincide, which are thought to be the trigger, rather than one single “cause”.

For example, some women are prone to inflammatory conditions and very often these women have some fibroids. Eating foods which might help calm inflammation might help, for example oats, hops, rosemary and cumin. Excess estrogen is thought to be a factor in most women. Sometimes there is no apparent reason for this, but in others, it can be due to excess weight. Therefore weight reduction can help reduce fibroids in many women. As well as natural estrogen, in some women, estrogen-mimicking compounds can be a contributory factor. These are derived from pesticides and certain additives and become “locked” in the liver. Regular and thorough liver detoxing is thought to help, as well as ensuring that you choose organic produce where possible.

Other natural ways to treat fibroids include eating a good overall healthy diet, which is rich in fresh fruits and vegetables, together with drinking plenty of water. In addition, women who follow a program of regular exercise are know to see an easing in the symptoms caused by their fibroids.

For further comprehensive information on natural ways to treat fibroids, you may like to visit my website, Shrink Fibroids Naturally

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About the author: Having suffered from very large fibroids herself, Bernadette was scheduled to undergo a hysterectomy when she decided to try an alternative treatment to shrink fibroids naturally. Success followed, and she enjoys recommending this method to other women so they can be free of the symptoms.

Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/womens-health-articles/natural-ways-to-treat-fibroids-1781563.html

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    Bleeding/Period nearly 5 years after menopause. Abnormal?
    My mother has just started bleeding after not having had a period for nearly 5 years. She had irregular bleeding (peri menopause) for two or three years then had her last period in December 2003. She is 57 years old. Yesterday, she started having what looks like an ordinary period. It is not spotting, its quite heavy, the way her periods were before menopause. She also says she had pre-menstrual symptoms like swollen breasts and bloating for a few days before the bleed started.

    She thinks it is normal and says it is because she has been taking evening primrose capsules lately.

    I don’t think its normal at all and I’m quite worried. She has never had fibroids, but both her older sisters have them, and she hasn’t really had a proper gynaecological (sp?) exam in years; not since her periods stopped. I think she should go to the doctor but she’s hearing none of it.

    Have any of you had a similar experience? Should I be worried? Any advice appreciated, I’m really worried!

    • ANSWER:
      Here is an easy and important answer to a long question. ALL post-menopausal bleeding MUST be investigated to exclude serious causes including tumours. The sooner she sees her GP and has a smear, examination and possibly referral the better.

  2. QUESTION:
    Relative has fibroids/ ovarian cyst (fluid filled) after ultrasound. Doc said ‘nothing indicitive of cancer’-?
    …but he still did the endometrial biopsy. Thickened uterine wall with symptoms of longer periods- in the middle of menopause. Could this be a benign condition?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes it can be and apparently it is.

  3. QUESTION:
    menstruation again after menopausal period?
    My mother has just started bleeding after not having had a period for nearly 5 years. She had irregular bleeding (peri menopause) for two or three years then had her last period in December 2003. She is 57 years old. Yesterday, she started having what looks like an ordinary period. It is not spotting, its quite heavy, the way her periods were before menopause. She also says she had pre-menstrual symptoms like swollen breasts and bloating for a few days before the bleed started.

    She thinks it is normal and says it is because she has been taking evening primrose capsules lately.

    I don’t think its normal at all and I’m quite worried. She has never had fibroids, but both her older sisters have them, and she hasn’t really had a proper gynaecological (sp?) exam in years; not since her periods stopped. I think she should go to the doctor but she’s hearing none of it.

    Have any of you had a similar experience? Should I be worried? Any advice appreciated, I’m really worried!

    • ANSWER:
      You know what to do. Take her to the doctor as soon as possible. Check the link out.



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