Uterine Fibroid is an abnormal growth or tumor that forms in the wall of the womb.
They can develop in different areas, on or within the uterine. They can become quite large, making some women seem like they’re pregnant.
Although fibroids are not cancerous, which is good news; they can cause other problems and complications for the patients.
Such complications can include severe pain, especially during menstruation, infertility and sometimes death. I know a handful of women who have succumbed to fibroid.
Studies suggest that most women (up to 70%) are prone to fibroids, although it is more common in women between the ages of 30-50 years.
Types Of Uterine Fibroid
Fibroids have been identified by different names, depending on the area of the uterus where they occur.
These identifications are:
Myometrical fibroids, submucosal fibroids, subserosal fibroids and pedunculated fibroids.
What Are The Main Symptoms?
Some peculiar symptoms of fibroids include: heavy and painful bleeding during menstrual cycle, menstruating for longer period and frequent urination in certain cases.
Other symptoms a patient may likely experience are: pain during sexual intercourse, swelling of the lower abdomen and sharp pelvic pain, as well as constipation, backache, pain in legs and anemia.
Does Fibroids Affect Pregnancy?
It does. In fact, in some cases, a fibroid may even prevent conception from taking place. If the growth is large, it can block the fallopian tube and thus resist the fertilization process after intercourse.
If there is a pregnancy, the fibroid tumors grow in the same area where the baby also grows. And because they’re both struggling for the same space, the fibroids is likely to hinder the proper growth of the baby.
Furthermore, there may be some heavy bleeding during delivery, and a surgery to give birth may be the option to prevent further complications.
Other risks that can develop are abnormal positioning of the baby and severe pain during the final phase of the pregnancy (as a result of the double pressure placed on the uterus).
What Can Cause A Fibroid To Develop?
It depends, really. A number of factors can trigger the growth of fibroids. Sometimes, it would appear that the ailment simply selects its victims randomly.
However, the common suspects are: progesterone and estrogen (women with higher levels are more prone to fibroids), pregnancy (women who already have children are less likely to have fibroid than women who haven’t given birth) and genetic abnormality (sometimes, women may inherit the problem from their mothers, who also had uterine fibroids)
Other causes of fibroids could be: improper diet, toxic and harmful medications and early menstrual cycle (if a female starts experiencing menstrual cycle early in life, maybe before the age of 10, there is the possibility of developing uterine fibroids later in life).
Now on to the main idea of this article; home remedies for fibroids:
Apple Cider Vinegar
This is one of the best used home remedies for fibroids, and it has proven to be effective. Simply add two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into 8 ounces of water. You can also add two tablespoons of baking soda into the mix. Stir and drink this daily. But do not drink undiluted apple cider vinegar.
Garlic is a good source of vitamin B6, C, and minerals that are effective in balancing the female hormones. It also contains antioxidant properties that have been shown to inhibit the growth of fibroids. Feel free to chew on some raw garlic on a regular basis.
This is one of the most commonly used natural remedies for the treatment of fibroids. Lemon juice contains citric acid which works as an excellent anti-oxidant. It also works directly against the growth of tumor.
Mix two teaspoons of lemon juice and one teaspoon of baking soda into a glass of water. Stir and drink. To reduce the symptoms of fibroids, drink this solution on a regular basis.
Ginger root is also very effective to reduce the pain and increase blood circulation. It is very helpful in reducing inflammation in ovaries and uterus. You can prepare some ginger tea and drink regularly several times a day. Simply add some fresh ginger roots in a glass of boiling water, strain the tea and you’re ready to go.
This is another great home remedy for treating fibroids. Olive oil has active properties that can block estrogen production. To use, take one tablespoon of olive oil with some lemon juice first thing in the morning.
You can also do your cooking with olive oil. It is far healthier than your regular cooking oil.
Olive oil also helps to maintain and balance the hormonal level. Hormonal imbalance is often considered to be a reason behind the development of fibroids.
Milk contains high protein and is also good in treating fibroids. But you have to use milk along with other ingredients like turmeric powder, coriander powder and triphala powder. Mix this solution in a glass of water, stir and drink this twice a day to get relief from symptoms of fibroid.
Turmeric contains important ingredients that help fight against tumor growth. It is beneficial for health, and people are encouraged to take turmeric daily.
Just add two tablespoons of turmeric leaves into measure of water, boil for up to 15 minutes, sieve the leaves and let it cool for about 40 minutes. Then drink it. This will grant you relief over time.
Alternatively, you can simply add some turmeric powder into your glass of water and drink down.
You can also include turmeric powder in your regular cooking, just the way you add curry and seasoning to meals. Turmeric is also available in capsule form, and it is recommended that you take about 445 mg thrice a day.
The antioxidant present in onion is beneficial for hormonal imbalance. It is also helpful in healing fibroids very easily. Aside from including much of onions in your cooking, it is good that you start eating raw onions if you’re treating a fibroid.
Gooseberry also contains some active agents that can stunt and shrink the growth of tumors in your body. To use effectively, just mix some gooseberry powder and honey into a paste and eat it. For best result, take this first thing in the morning before you have eaten breakfast.
It is rich in phytoestrogen properties and can be helpful in controlling the estrogen level in the production. Also, the protein present in soy can prevent the growth of fibroid cysts in your uterus and alleviating symptoms of fibroid.
To reduce symptoms of fibroids, eat soybeans regularly. It doesn’t matter in which form you want to eat your soybeans. Just eat them.
Hot Water Compress
This is important as a pain reliever; it helps in relieving the pain caused by the fibroid tumors. To suppress abdominal pains, boil some water and pour into a hot water bag. Then place this bag on the abdomen area to sooth the pain. This will not cure the fibroids, it will only grant you temporary easy from the pain.
Fish is high in proteins and omega-3 fatty acid, which is an active ingredient for treating fibroid tumors. To cure fibroids in the long run, ensure to eat your fish soup or barbecued fish daily.
Honey is a wholesome ingredient helpful in treating a number of ailments, including fibroids. To treat fibroids, add a cup of aloe juice with a teaspoon each of pure honey and pollen. Drink this daily to get relieve from fibroids.
This is helpful in limiting the histamine levels and reducing the BFGF (basic fibroblast growth factor). You can brew a healthy tea out of some reishi mushrooms.
To prepare this tea, boil 4-5 cups of water and add 3-5 mg of Reishi mushrooms to it. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 2 hours before taking it. Feel free to flavor it up with some ginger or honey.
Chaste berry is an important anti-fibroid agent mainly because it serves to regulate female hormones. It also helps to stimulate the pituitary gland.
Taking chaste berry herbs for a few months will help to relieve the symptoms of fibroid. You can prepare chaste berry tea or take the extract three times a day for a while. They’re also available in tablet form at most drug stores.
Goldenseal and Beetroot
These herbs contain anti-inflammatory agents, amongst other active ingredients, which can help to actually inhibit the growth of fibroids tissues in the uterus.
You can prepare tea by adding one teaspoon each of goldenseal, beetroot, and false unicorn root extract in a cup of hot water. Let them simmer for a few minutes, then cool for about twenty minutes more. Strain the solution and drink two cups a day for up to 3 months.
The natural active ingredients in the tea will not only stop the fibroid from growing, it will also help to keep the uterus healthy overall.
This is yet another ingredient that is commonly used as a home remedy for fibroid. It is beneficial, and will grant relief over time. You can mix a teaspoon of triphala powder in a glass of milk or water, allow the mixture to settle for up to ten minutes, then drink once a day. Drink it at night just before bed time.
Black Cohosh Root
Aside from containing properties that can help to shrink the growing fibroid tumors, black cohosh root is also effective in other ways. It can reduce the inflammation and regulate the menstrual cycle.
Red Raspberry Leaf
The importance of this herb is that it gradually helps to reduce the size of fibroid tumors. Raspberry leaf is typically prepared and taken as tea. Simply add some chopped raspberry leaves in a cup of boiling water and allow it simmer for 5-10 minutes. After you’ve filtered out the leaves, tea is served.
If you’re dealing with fibroid issues, then this is one herbal remedy that you want to consider. Dandelion root is helpful in dissolving the fibroids tissues and granting you relief.
Furthermore, it can help to flush out excessive estrogen from the body. Simply prepare the tea by adding three tablespoons of dandelion roots into about 1½ cups of boiling water. Let this brew simmer for about 15 minutes, and then settle down for another 15 minutes. Strain out the leaves and drink three cups of the liquid every day.
This natural herb is helpful in curing uterine fibroids. To prepare as tea, boil a measure of water and lady’s mantle extract together for about five minutes. Then let it settle down before drinking it.
The tea will relieve the symptoms of fibroids. And like black cohosh root, lady’s mantle is also effective in regulating the menstrual periods.
Here comes another active natural remedy that has proven viable in treatment of fibroids. Milk thistle can help to removes excess estrogen from the system and cause the fibroid cyst to shrink progressively.
As with most of the other herbs, you can prepare some wholesome tea using milk thistle. Just put one tablespoon of chaste tree in one quart of water.
Let it heat for 50 minutes. Then turn off the heat. Add one tablespoon of milk thistle in this water and let it soak in for 30 minutes. You should drink a cup of this herbal tea four times a day for three months.
However, the doctor advises that taking mill thistle is not good for pregnant mothers.
Echinacea is another natural herb that can help to shrink the fibroid tumors. It is mostly used in combination with other herbs like white ash and red root. It also helps in flushing harmful toxins from the body and is effective as an anti-inflammatory agent.
This rich natural herb contains anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory properties that can help cure fibroid tumors and relieve symptoms. It also works well to reduce the production of excess estrogen.
Evening Primrose Oil
Evening primrose oil works wonders against the soft or tender breast fibroid cysts. You are advised to have evening primrose oil tablets on a regular basis. Small fibroids disappear completely, when evening primrose oil supplements are ingested.
Ultimately, maintaining a healthy lifestyle will keep you safe and save you a lot of headache as a redult of poor health.
Strive to eat healthy and exercise often. Maintain a healthy weight, avoid such indulgneces like alcohol and tobacco, and maintain proper hygiene. Also avoid taking diets high in clories, fats and cholesterol. Eat more veggies.
In the majority of women, fibroid tumor can develop by the age of 50 but few get them diagnosed because of the size of the tumor gets unnoticed.
Try these home remedies to cure fibroids mentioned above and you'll be glad you did. Other than curing fibroids, these remedies also have many good healthy benefits.
However, it is advised to see a doctor first if the case is severe.
Stay healthy and safe.
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