About Fibroids

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What To Do About Fibroids – 5 Steps To A Fibroid-Free Environment

If you would like to know what to do about fibroids, there are a number of steps which can be taken to both alleviate the symptoms and bring about shrinkage. In general, most fibroids do not require treatment, although it is always wise to get a proper diagnosis. It is only when symptoms become troublesome or fibroids are interfering with fertility that you might want to take action.

Most doctors will recommend “watchful waiting”, meaning that you should simply keep an eye on your symptoms. This is all very well if they are mild. If they are affecting your quality of life though, it is well worth trying a non-invasive way to deal with your fibroids.

The symptoms which you might have include heavy bleeding, pressure in the pelvic region, an increase in urination, constipation, bloating and abdominal discomfort. They can also cause infertility and miscarriage, although this is rarer.

There are 5 steps you can take if you are wondering what to do about fibroids. Bear in mind that fibroids are fueled by excess estrogen, but other primary and secondary factors also need to be present and these will vary from woman to woman-not all women with excess estrogen will have fibroids, but most women with fibroids will have too much estrogen.

1. Reduce Estrogen Levels

The first step is to reach and maintain a healthy BMI and ensure that your liver is in the best of health to enable it to break down excess estrogen.

2. Improve Liver Function

As above, this can help with the excretion of estrogen, but also to eliminate toxins which are also implicated in fibriod growth. Start each day with a glass of warm water with a squeeze of lemon juice. Certain herbs also support liver function such as dandelion root, milk thistle and burdock.

3. Detoxification

This can help to cleanse the liver and further help to eliminate stored estrogen-mimicking compounds such as environmental toxins.

4. Improve Circulation

A good through-flow of blood is essential to maintain the health of our essential organs and improving circulation in and around the pelvic region can help to alleviate fibroids. Exercise can help get the blood flowing, as can massage and using heat therapy.

5. Manage stress and emotional upset

These issues can affect your overall health by causing physical symptoms including hormonal imbalances. This can, in some women, be a contributory factor in fibroid growth.

I hope this has given you some ideas as to what to do about fibroids. You must remember that there are no quick fixes and that reducing or eliminating fibroids is a long term process which requires commitment and determination. However, it can be done!

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 nutritionist who is a former fibroid sufferer and comes with 3 months free one-to-one expert counseling, to teach you exactly what to do about fibroids.

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/what-to-do-about-fibroids-5-steps-to-a-fibroid-free-environment-3846288.html

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What are the symptoms of uterine fibroids?
    There are three people has been diagnosed by uterine fibroids in my family. I’m afraid if I will have it. So I want to know something about the disease and the symptoms of it. Thanks in advance.


    • ANSWER:
      How do you know if you have uterine fibroids? Probably you do not know. Most fibroids do not cause any symptoms and do not require treatment other than regular observation by a physician. Fibroids may be discovered during routine gynecologic examination or during prenatal care. Some women who have uterine fibroids may experience symptoms such as 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, or low back pain. Although reproductive symptoms such as infertility, recurrent spontaneous abortion, and early onset of labor during pregnancy have been attributed to fibroids to any of these symptoms. In rare cases, a fibroid can compress and block the fallopian tube, preventing fertilization and migration of the ovum. After surgical removal of the fibroid, fertility is generally restored.

  2. QUESTION:
    How long does it take fibroids to shrink after menopause?
    About a year ago, I was diagnosed with fibroids. Now that my course of menopause is about over, when will the fibroids begin to shrink?

    • ANSWER:
      It could happen over the course of a few months (an example only), but I am going to include the link to a site that may help you find more information until you can check with your doctor.

      The link is at:

      http://forums.obgyn.net/womens-health

  3. QUESTION:
    What are the available medicine that could dissolve fibroids?
    On May 1, 2006 my transvaginal scan result shows that i have thickened endometrium and multiple uterine fibroids such as Posterior subserosal – 2.8×3.2 cm, Fundal 3.8×2.5 cm, anterior subserosal 1.8×1.5 cm, posterior myometrial 2.1×1.9 cm. The endometrium is thickened & heterogeneous & measures 18 mm. Both ovaries are normal in size. There is no evidence of any adnexal mass lesion. There is no free fluid in the POD.

    43 years old asian with a 19 yr old son (normal delivery). Working as an office administrator. No history of any problems in my reproduction system and neither have I suffered from menstrual problems. I have had D&C in Feb. 17 because of menorrhagia. Had my period in March 25 then suffered from heavy bleeding again.

    Gyne advised hysterectomy but i would like to seek other alternative. I read about the medicine Vitalzym. Is is effective.Any side-effects? Any other medicine alternative that I could take. What are the side effects of hysterectomy?

    • ANSWER:
      http://fibrovan.com/
      http://www.webmd.com/content/article/3/1680_51246.htm

  4. QUESTION:
    Have you ever heard of progesterone cream as an aid for helping to reduce fibroids when trying to conceive?
    I have small uterine fibroids that my doctor said are common, but could make TTC harder. I was reading about progesterone cream helping luteal phase, making womb more “baby friendly” and helping implantation, then I read something about progesterone cream helping make the fibroids smaller or something, anyone know anything about this or have experience?

    • ANSWER:
      I’ve never heard of it being used during TTC, but I have heard great success stories of the cream being used to help reduce fibriods. I don’t see why the two wouldn’t go together?

  5. QUESTION:
    How soon can fibroids return after surgery?
    I had a myomectomy about 3 months ago to remove about 4 fibroids and now a near the middle of my incision area i feel a lump and some pain. I’m really worried because i don’t have children

    • ANSWER:
      It can depend on the size of fibroid that was removed at the time of your surgery.

      That lump that you are noticing around your incision could also be something like a hernia (an example only).

      The only way to know for sure what’s going on is to see your doctor for further evaluation of the situation to see what they say.



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