Home Remedies For Fibroids – Shrink Fibroids Naturally
Home remedies for fibroids can work particularly well if followed correctly. The very nature of fibroids means that conventional treatments are simply not usually the best course of action. Indeed, many doctors advocate leaving fibroids well alone as they will shrink naturally around the time of the menopause.
Fibroids are very rarely life threatening or in any way considered dangerous and some would see it as an easy option for doctors when they recommend taking no action to treat them. Now this is all well and good if you are close to the menopause or your fibroids are not causing any problems. It is a different matter altogether though if you have large fibroids, causing unpleasant, uncomfortable symptoms such as heavy bleeding, anemia, bloating, bowel and bladder problems and even breathlessness. In addition, living with these symptoms can seem like a life sentence if you are years away from the menopause.
To successfully use home remedies for fibroids, it is important to understand that there is no “quick fix” method of shrinking fibroids and that you need to have a degree of self motivation to succeed. However, if you are prepared to invest some time and effort in your own well being it will pay dividends.
There is no one cause of fibroids and doctors generally agree that fibroids grow due to a subtle interaction of a number of conditions which happen to be present in the woman’s body at a given time. This is why they are so difficult to treat conventionally, but why they can respond well to home remedies for fibroids which use a multi-faceted approach.
One common factor for fibroid growth is the presence of an excess of estrogen. Estrogen is often plentiful in overweight women, so one simple remedy is to ensure you maintain a healthy weight as this naturally reduces estrogen levels. In addition, pesticides and environmental pollutants can mimic the action of estrogen in the body and this can be reduced by following a good liver detox. Fibroids are also common in women who suffer from inflammatory conditions, so steps to reduce inflammation within the body have also been shown to have an impact on the size of fibroids. This can be done by eating foods with natural anti-inflammatory properties such as hops, oats, cumin and rosemary.
Frequently Asked Questions
Fibroids treatment and the pill/other things that may help the pain?
I have recently been told I have a fibroid in my womb after being in agonising pain for the last year since coming off the Ortho Evra patch. The symptoms I have match those of a fibroid, eg heavy bleeding, severe abdominal and leg pain, and a laparoscopy found a fibroid which is 3cm x 3cm x 3cm
The docs said it is unlikely this would cause so much pain, but there is literally nothing else it could be caused by, so have been advised to continue treatment for fibroids. I am currently living on tramadol and other painkillers and anti inflammatories but cant continue like this as it will eventually cause other problems elsewhere in my body.
On the first day of my period the pain is so severe i cannot move and i often vomit, so not very nice
I was told by my surgeon to try the pill, i didnt like the combined pill as i have migraines, and i believe oestrogen encourages the growth of fibroids. So I returned to uni and asked my doctor here about going on the mini pill as advised by my surgeon. However the doctor here said that would do nothing to stop the pain. I was given Loestrin, a combined pill, but when reading the info leaflet it says do not take if you have fibroids of the womb???I am sick of recieving conflicting advice from 101 different doctors, and i am so desperate to get my life back, I am only 22 and in my final year of uni.
If anyone knows anything that may reduce the pain, including alternative medicines, please let me know, I am willing to try anything!
I dont want surgical treatment as because of the positioning of the fibroid there would be too much scar tissue in my womb and therefore wouldnt be able to carry children.
Also, does anyone have fibroids and become pregnant?Did this effect the pain at all? Or anyone tried a TENS machine for the pain??
I am literally desperate, so please any info you have would be much appreciated.
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You could do a procedure called uterine fibroid embolization if it is offered where you are located. It is a kind of procedure done by a radiologist to try and kill off the root system to the fibroid.
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Has anyone had success with herbal treatment of fibroids?
I am seeking information on natural methods to cure/treat uterine fibroids. I would like to know if anyone has tried this method ( or knows of anyone who has ) and had convincing success? Serious, polite, constructive answers only please.
Homeopathic treatment for uterine fibroids can be very efficient and in many cases may be the only treatment you will ever need to get healthy again. (I consider homeopathy to be a 100% natural method of treatment).
I have personally treated uterine fibroids with relative success.
Homeopathic prescription for tumors of the Uterus (Fibroid Tumors).
Take homeopathic remedies Sulfur and Bryonia both in 200 together on the first day but just two doses per week; on the second day Belladonna and Podophylum and Caulophyllum, all 3 in 200, again just twice a week but not on the same day when you take the 1st two Sulfur and Bryonia. Also take these cell salts (3-4 tablets) every four hours regularly Ferrum Phos 6X,Calcarea Flour 6 X Kali Mur 6X and Silicea 6X.
Homeopathic remedy dosage
I suggest that remedies be used as follows: Take 2-3 drops of selected remedy in ¼ th glass of water, preferably empty stomached.
what are the homeopathic treatment of fibroids?
my wife has large size fibroids (5) ( largest upto 5.50cm in size). we do not have child and planning to have one now. her age is 32
Homeopathy does not work. For any disease.
Look for something else that works.
What Is the Best Treatment for Uterine Fibroids?
So what exactly is the best treatment for uterine fibroids? I have been suffering from the symptoms caused by uterine fibroids for some while now and would really like to find the best treatment to cure this problem! Are Hysterectomy or medications any good for treating fibroids?
My sister used to have uterine fibroids few years ago and she tried the medications, but they didn’t work very well for her. Then she was recommended to try natural uterine fibroid treatments and that worked really well for her. So I suppose I could say that it ended up being the best treatment for her, because it cured her fibroids and she hasn’t have any recurrent fibroids ever since..
can someone tell me about subserosal fibroids? and the treatment to have them removed?
I was told that i have 2 subserosal fiborids and they hurt i want them removed but i want to know really can i still have children after the trement?
Fibroids, also known as leiomyomas or just plain myomas, are benign, smooth muscle tumors that usually grow in the uterus (womb). They are the most common pelvic tumors in females. They can range in size anywhere from a few millimeters (the size of a sesame seed) to several centimeters (about an inch). Fibroids can occur in different locations in and on the uterus but very rarely on organs outside of the uterus.
Subserosal fibroids are located under the outer “skin” of the uterus (serosa) and do not grow into the muscular wall of the uterus (myometrium).
What are the Available Treatment Options?
Medical management of fibroids is fairly limited and often used only to reduce symptoms until surgery is necessary. Currently two medical agents are used for the management of fibroids:
* Depo-Provera, an intramuscular injection of long-acting progesterone (a commonly used birth control agent) has been used for the management of fibroids that cause heavy vaginal bleeding. Used over time, Depo-Provera stops menstruation (amenorrhea). This reduces the vaginal bleeding, but there are troublesome side-effects associated with this process including: weight gain, hair thinning, and irregular vaginal spotting. This medication is of little or no use in treating symptoms of fibroids other than those related to vaginal bleeding.
* Depo-Lupron (Lupron) has also been used in the medical management of fibroids. It is given by injection. Lupron essentially creates a “medical menopause” by decreasing the amount of estrogen circulating in the bloodstream and causing the fibroids to shrink. Like Depo-Provera, Lupron also causes amenorrhea. When used for a short time (from 3 to 6 months), Lupron has proven beneficial in reducing fibroid size making them surgically more manageable. It also helps to reverse the anemia (low red blood cell count) caused by increased vaginal bleeding. However, Lupron cannot be used for more than 6 months, as over-usage leads to bone loss (osteoporosis) and significant increases in triglyceride (a fat molecule) and cholesterol levels.
Surgery is needed when your symptoms cannot be managed using medication. The surgical procedures that are used are described below. The one that is right for you depends on multiple factors including your age, the symptoms and types of fibroids you have, and your desire for future child bearing.
* Abdominal Myomectomy involves the removal of fibroids (pedunculated, subserosal or intramural) from the uterine surface or wall through an incision made in the abdomen. This procedure is indicated if you have symptomatic fibroids and plan to have children in the future. The risks of an abdominal myomectomy include significant blood loss, post-operative infection, accumulation of scar tissue (with possible detrimental effects on fertility), possible need for cesarean section with subsequent pregnancies, and possible growth of new fibroids.
* Hysteroscopy and Submucus Resection is performed through the vagina for the treatment of symptomatic submucosal fibroids. The cervix is dilated and a small camera (hysteroscope) is passed through the cervix into the endometrial cavity. This camera allows the physician to see a submucosal fibroid directly. A small wire with a weak electrical current is then used to shave the fibroid from the endometrial cavity. The risks of this procedure include infection, uterine perforation, and possible growth of new fibroids with recurrence of symptoms.
* Laparoscopic Removal of Fibroids and Myolysis involve placing a small telescope (laparoscope) through the naval to visualize subserosal and pedunculated fibroids. A laser or electrical wire is then used to remove or dissolve the fibroid. There are very few indications for this procedure. If your fibroids are small enough to be treated this way, then you should discuss with your physician whether your fibroids actually need to be treated at all.
* Hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus with or without the removal of the cervix. Hysterectomy is the only definitive treatment for fibroids and can be used for all types. It can be performed in several ways. An abdominal hysterectomy involves removing the uterus through a surgical incision in the abdomen, while a vaginal hysterectomy is done by making an incision in the vagina. In a laparoscopic-assisted vaginal hysterectomy, a laparoscope, inserted through the navel, is used to aid in the removal of the uterus through the vagina. A hysterectomy is indicated if you have symptomatic fibroids that cannot be managed by other means and you are done with child bearing. The type of hysterectomy that should be done depends upon the size and location of your fibroids. The complications of a hysterectomy include bleeding and infection.
Uterine artery embolization
An alternative to medical management or surgical treatment of fibroids is uterine artery embolization. Embolizations are performed by cardiovascular interventional radiologists. Your gynecologist should be able to refer you to one. In this specialized test, a small tube (catheter) is placed into the blood vessels going to your uterus. These vessels are then blocked so that the blood flow to the fibroids is greatly decreased. This blocking causes the fibroids to shrink, improving your symptoms. This procedure is indicated if you have symptomatic fibroids and would like to preserve fertility. The complications of this procedure are rare but include internal swelling from ruptured blood vessels (hematomas) and infection.
Uterine fibroids can sometimes interfere with a healthy pregnancy. During pregnancy, uterine fibroids tend to grow to large sizes as they are triggered by your body�s increase in hormones. This can compromise the shape of your uterus and limit the amount of space that your baby has to grow. As a result, miscarriage or fetal malpresentations may occur. Uterine fibroids can also increase the chance of:
* postpartum hemorrhaging
* obstructed labor
* stalled labor
* cesarean section
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