Natural Remedies for Uterine Fibroids
Thousands of women worldwide, including myself, have used natural remedies for uterine fibroids as an alternative to surgery or hormonal treatment. Surgery can be painful and carries risks. Hormonal treatment is usually short term only treatment due to the side effects and is only normally used to pre-treat uterine fibroids prior to surgery.
What many women do not realize is that neither surgery nor hormonal treatment are necessarily permanent treatments. With the exception of hysterectomy, fibroids can regrow unless the cause has been removed. In most cases, no thought whatsoever is given to prevent their return.
It was this stark fact which made me decide to try natural remedies for uterine fibroids.
I had suffered from terrible uterine fibroid symptoms for many years but was totally ignorant of what was causing them. I was totally bloated and looked very pregnant and just couldn’t seem to lose weight no matter how hard I tried. I experienced “flooding” during my periods and often had to wear two thick incontinence pads at a time. I also suffered from urine leakage when I coughed or attempted to exercise. I was often breathless and anemic and yet several visits to the doctor did not diagnose fibroids-indeed when I mentioned my concerns about my bloated stomach to one doctor, he examined it and said it was abdominal fat! Now I know I was overweight, but even so, my stomach felt “hard” and looking back now, all my symptoms put together should have added up to one thing-fibroids.
One of my best friends said that my stomach didn’t look right. All of a sudden it was as if she had turned on a lightbulb in my head. Of <i>course</i> it wasn’t “normal”!
I booked an appointment with another doctor and almost straight away, uterine fibroids were diagnosed. Apparently my abdomen was the size of a seven month pregnancy! I was relieved that I finally knew the cause, but also very scared, as a hysterectomy was advised and subsequently booked. I was also told that I would have to take some powerful drugs to reduce the size of two of the largest fibroids as this would make the surgery less risky. I asked at the time if there were any natural remedies for uterine fibroids that I could use rather than having surgery, but was told that there was nothing I could do and was scheduled to begin drug treatment a few weeks after that appointment, with the operation booked for around 16 weeks after that.
Like many people once they have a diagnosis, I went on the internet! Sometimes what you read is very scary, but I felt quite excited. I found true stories about hundreds of women who had managed to use natural remedies for uterine fibroids very successfully-with many avoiding any further treatment at all.
I decided to give it a go, as I had absolutely nothing to lose.
During my research, I found various remedies for uterine fibroids. What came across was that finding out the cause is important as it is not the same for every woman and what has caused the fibroids determines the correct treatment.
One widespread theory about fibroids is that some women’s bodies are naturally prone to “inflammation” and that this wasn’t as a result of anything they were doing wrong. In fact it is probably hereditary. For these women, eating foods which are naturally anti-inflammtory would be beneficial. Such foods include rosemary and hops. The spice cumin, is also beneficial.
Estrogen is also known to be a cause of uterine fibroids so it follows that women who have an excess of this hormone are more likely to suffer from fibroids. It is thought that estrogen is produced by fat cells so it is wise to make efforts to say at a healthy weight and to exercise regularly. In addition, certain pollutants can mimic estrogen and this is stored in the liver. Some natural remedies for uterine fibroids include detoxification, to rid the liver of these substances.
Chinese medicine is well known for its healing properties and has been shown to play an active role in the cleansing of the reproductive organs and removing toxins. Sometimes this alone can help the fibroids begin to reduce in size.
In my own case, I knew within a couple of weeks that something was happening. At first I wondered if the bloating was just going down. However, within 2 months, my clothes were looser and I didn’t look as pregnant! I went back to my doctor for a further examination to supposedly receive my hormone treatment and upon examining me, the doctor thought she was confusing me with another patient! She got out my original scans and was amazed at how much the fibroids had shrunk.
I decided there and then to carry on with the natural remedies for uterine fibroids and postponed the hysterectomy. To cut a long story short. I eventually canceled it altogether and my doctor confirmed that it was just not necessary. The fibroids were so small that they were not causing me any symptoms-indeed the scan showed that some of the smaller ones had gone altogether.
Fibroids are an ideal condition to treat naturally because they are very rarely life-threatening. This means that delaying conventional treatment should have no ill effects, although you may wish to confirm that this is the case in your individual circumstances. Just A Few Of The Things I Found Out-And Which You Can Learn Too * The shocking truth about conventional medical treatments
* How to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding and pain immediately
* Which foods cause fibroids and which foods help fight them
* Supplements which immediately halt fibroids growth
* Supplements which shrink fibroids
* Common household substances which are bad for your health
* Herbal remedies which shrink fibroids and cure the root cause If you would like to learn how I used natural remedies for uterine fibroids to cure my condition, you can find full details of the system I used from Natural Fibroid Treatment. For further extensive information about the different types of fibroids and their symptoms, visit Types Of Fibroids
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any natural remedies for uterine fibroids? Are they successful?
I ask this question because my doctor has recommended a hysterectomy. I’d like to explore other options.
I wouldnt experiment with natural remedies for this particular problem. Please see your gynecologist.
Any one have natural remedies for reducing large uterine fibroids?
After menopause they often disappear. If you are taking estrogen supplements that can make them worse.
Ibuprophen is good for pain. Be sure to be checked frequently.
Are there any natural remedies that help reduce/shrink uterine fibroids?
Using USP grade progesterone cream may help. I included a link on the subject below. It states “What most doctors don’t know is that the application of natural progesterone cream is highly effective in shrinking a fibroid enough to minimize or eliminate symptoms long enough to get to menopause, or when it will normally shrink significantly enough to cease being a problem. The key is to apply natural, and not synthetic, progesterone”
Is there a natural remedy for uterine fibroids?
I don’t have bothersome symptoms, but I have 6 large fibroids. I want to get pregnant in the future. My doctor said I’ll have no trouble getting pregnant, but I’m likely to have trouble during pregnancy. I keep myomectomy as a last resourt. Cause there are so many possible complications like adhesions and having to have a C-section. I want my body to get rid of them naturally. Any advise? Like exercise or fasting? I know that fibroids a hormone-dependent. I also know that girls lose their period if they fast long enough. Will that do anything?
I answered your other question and seeing this makes me feel for you as it must be awful fearing you may not be able to have kids.
I couldn’t find too much but I did search and found this
The great Dr John R Christopher said burdock helps fibroids..if taking use an organic tincture..the usual dose is two dropperfuls (60 drops)..3-5 times a day..I would use 5 times a day. a dropperful is what remains in the eyedropper of a tincture bottle when you squeeze the bulb, inset into the herbal tincture formula, release eyedropper top..what remains in the drop is called a dropperful and looks about half full..this eliminates the need to count drops. a few off will not hurt on herbs.
A good brand is herbpharm..they have a good burdock blend. Burdock is not harmful..it is a blood cleanser and sold in some places as a food,.
I once read his woman’s herbal years ago but can’t remember if he addressed fibroids there but it may be worth a shot..I got it from interlibrary loan.
it is also sold here–
Also curezone has a lot of excellent health info..here is some of the things on fibroid there.
so I would revcommend this book and the ons by linda page and balche in the other questions for hormone balancing and the burdock and further research on curezone and elsewhere to trying to dissolve the fibroids.
Also maybe Dr Richard schulze’s incurables formula may help..(push enter and go to the incurables program..he is the one with the female herbal formula and said he never failed to help infertile woman or women with female problems who wanted to have a child fail..I bet he used his incurables formula with his female herbs..also see his index in the catalog found at herbdoc.com
Information or personal advice about uterine fibroids.?
There pretty common so I hope I get a little help. I have them and I am pretty sure that whats causes me to bleed for months at a time when I have my menstrual cycle instead of one week. I’d really like to know if there are any natural remedies anyone has tried that reduces the symptoms. I don’t have insurance right now but this bleeding is driving me crazy! As far as child bearing, has anyone had trouble because of the fibroids? It’s my dream to have kids so I’d like to know if I’m in for a long road to pregnancy or if it “may” not be a huge problem….If you have them and have gotten a medical procedure done, I’d like to know your expierience. Anything at all you’d like to say on the issue, please do. So far I’ve only talked to a doctor and looked up things on the internet. I have yet to talk to a person who has these fibroids. Thank you very much.
I had huge multiple fibroids even before i got pregnant. I’m 28.
I had my first surgery when i was 24, doctor removed 28 of them. But my bleeding didn’t improve. I was so weak and anemic. Doctor told me try to get pregnant after 6 months of that surgery, but within these 6 months fibroids grew again. Doctor said i need another surgery but this time they may not be able to save the uterus.
I was lucky and got pregnant just before the surgery.
The fibroids grew even bigger during my pregnancy. My tummy was huge
The pregnancy was so painful.
I couldn’t hold the baby after 30 weeks. I had c section and the baby was born.
The baby was tiny, the operation took long time to find the baby under so many fibroids.
At last doctor removed the whole uterus, there was no other option.
My baby is fine now, I’m relieved cause i don’t have that bleeding which kept me away from work for days.
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