How To Prevent Fibroids From Growing Larger
Unless we have experienced or are experiencing the unpleasant symptoms caused by fibroids, rarely would we ever think about how to prevent fibroids from growing larger. Very often, a woman’s first encounter with fibroids is when she visits her doctor to discover the causes of the unpleasant symptoms she is suffering. By this time, it means that fibroid growth has already happened.
However, there are ways to prevent fibroids from growing larger than they already are and this is by making a combination of lifestyle and dietary changes. Removing the causes of fibroids can stop growth dead in its tracks and when this is done effectively, can actually bring about shrinkage.
One of the common primary causes of fibroids is believed to be excess estrogen so reducing this is a great starting point. Many women with fibroids are overweight and as estrogen is both stored in and manufactured by fat cells, reducing bodyweight is a good way to reduce estrogen levels. A healthy BMI for a woman is believed to be between 18-25 and a level of around 30 can make you 25% more likely to have fibroids.
In addition, your liver can store estrogen mimicking compounds which come from pesticides and toxins in the environment so a robust liver detox is another way of reducing estrogen levels.
For those looking to learn how to prevent fibroids from growing larger, modifying what you eat as well as your calorie intake is essential. You should eat organically produced foods where possible and produce should be eaten as close to its natural form where possible. Processed foods can contain additives which can promote fibroid growth. Fruits, vegetables, wholegrains, sprouting beans, lean meats and pulses are all healthy foods to eat and you should also drink at least 2 liters of water daily. You should avoid refined sugar, refined carbohydrates, saturated and trans-fats, additives, alcohol and caffeine.
Stress is also believed to be a factor in fibroid growth, so taking time out of a busy day to relax can help to prevent fibroids from growing larger.
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Frequently Asked Questions
I have fibroids and I am pregnant. They tell me these fibroids are growing and may affect the pregnancy?
Modern medicine has no answers besides Surgery and since I am pregnant even that is out of the question. Is there another approach out there? Something holistic?
I had a surgery 2.5 years ago that removed 6 fibroids from my outer uterus–it was a major surgery and I had an incision similar to a c-section. I got pregnant in December last year, and unfortunately, 3 more were discovered, this time inside the uterus at an ultrasound. Sadly, I miscarried in Feb. I was due to have a different type of surgery to remove these fibroids on June 2nd, and found out 4 days before that even though my husband and I had used protection, I was pregnant again. Of course I was terrified, but so far, this little boy is doing just great. I’m 23 weeks today and the doctors are really happy with the progress so far.
As far as holistic answers, there are plenty out there, and trust me, I researched them when I found out about this second pregnancy. I can honestly say that none are proven or tested long term to be safe for pregnant women, so I wasn’t willing to take any chances with them. I wasn’t willing to put my baby at any further risk than he was already.
How far along are you and do you know the size of the fibroids? What is the doctor’s opinion and suggestions for your pregnancy?
EDIT–and no, they cannot do surgery or a “little stitch” during pregnancy or even right after giving birth. The uterus changes too much from hormones and pregnancy, and a woman would risk hemorrhaging if the fibroids were removed right around the time of pregnancy.
growing uterine fibroids what is this?
you see i have never had sex but my tummy is getting bigger is this the problem? what is it?
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what does fibroids do to the feotus which is growing in the uterus?
They’re just “growths” that get nourishment from the uterus, depending on where they’re implanted. And, as baby takes nourishment and grows, they do too. Usually in the first few months of pregnancy. As baby grows more and takes more nourishments, the fibroids can’t compete and the growing of them slows.
When pregnant, doctors will monitor them closely, and make sure that they don’t “go bad.” When this happens, a fibroid may have to be removed prior to birth. This is a very light procedure, and shouldn’t affect the fetus.
Most fibroids are just masses, and don’t have any real problems associated with them.
Here’s some good websites for more info on fibroids.
What foods containing estrogen do I avoid due to uterine fibroids and newly pregnant?
I am newly pregnant and have uterine fibroids, which grow from estrogen. I am trying to avoid foods that contain extra estrogen because of this. BUT Im avoiding foods that contain extra estrogen. But am I avoiding foods rich in phytoestrogens OR foods containing a natural estrogenestrogen compound phytoestrogen – or both?
Foods that contain phytoestrogens include soy foods such as tofu, soy milk, tempeh and soy protein powder –
Other foods have estrogenic effects, meaning that the body can “mistaken” them for estrogen: fennel seed and cinnamon
Does anybody knows a natural cure for fibroids, only serious answers please?
I have fibroids and they are very big, my GYN doctors prescribed 6 months of Lupron they help a little bit but the fibroids are growing back, does any body know any natural cure for fibroids, I will appreciate it
There are a few things that you can try.
Vitex is one of the most widely known women’s herbs.
researchers believe that vitex works by regulating the pituitary gland,the one that tells other glands how much of each hormone to make.
The hormone in question here is estrogen,on which vitex has a regulating effect.
Vitex needs to be taken for 6 months for it’s full benefits to be felt.
An alternative practitioner typical dosage prescription would be any where from 2,000 to 5,000 milligrammes in capsules per day,or one to two dropperfuls of tincture 2 times per day.
Caution-to not take during pregnancy,and Vitex can also lesson the effectiveness of oral contraceptives.
To help shrink fibroids,try taking the following supplements once daily for 3 to 4 months.
Vitamin C: 1,000 to 2,000 milligrams
Selenium: 400 micrograms and Zinc: 30 milligrams.
Uterine fibroid tea.
This tea combines hormone balancing herbs with those that ease cramps.
2 teaspoons vitex
1 teaspoon black cohosh root
half teaspoon dandelion root
half teaspoon prickly ash bark
quarter teaspoon cramp bark
quarter teaspoon cinnamon bark
4 cups of water.
Combine the herbs and water and bring to the boil.
lower heat and allow tea to simmer for a few minutes.
Remove from the heat and steep for 20 minutes.
Strain and drink at least 2 cups a day for 3 to 4 months.
When you have a bath,you can add several drops of rosemary,lavender,or juniper essential oils to stimulate pelvic circulation.
You could also try a castor oil pack
The skin absorbs warm castor oil’s active constituents,lectins,which stimualate the immune response to help shrink fibroids.
Five drops of essential can also be added to a castor oil pack to encourage relaxation.
to make a pack,soak a clean cloth in castor oil,then place it on the abdomen or on any painful areas.
Cover the cloth with plastic wrap,then another clean cloth.
Then apply a heat sorce-A hot water bottle,a heating pad,a cloth bag of lentils,corn,or rice that has been microwaved for a few minutes.
Leave on for about an hour.
This herb is useful if your fibroids cause excessive bleeding during menstruation.
herbalists believe that it gradually improves the tone of the uterus.
A typical dosage would be 1 to 2 cup of tea 2 or 3 times a day.
(steep 1 teaspoon of dried leaves in a cup of hot water for 10 to 15 minutes).
Caution- If you are or think you might be pregnant,use only under the supervision of an experienced practioner.
Also in traditional chinese medicine,it is believed that taking milk thistle can also help.
I hope I was of some help and I hope that you are feeling alot better real soon.
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