• Fibroids

    Fibroids are stimulated by the hormone estrogen, which is produced naturally in a female’s body. These growths can show up as early as age 20 and shrink when your body stops producing large amounts of estrogen as is the case during menopause. They are also known by these other names, myomas, leiomyomas or fibromyomas.

    Fibroids can be very small and not cause any issues, however, they can also grow to be quite large and heavy. They usually grow slowly. For some women, the incidence of fibroids can come from family history such as a mother or sister who also suffers with fibroids.

    Fibroids are benign uterine tumors that grow from the muscle layers of your uterus. They are typically named depending on where they are found.

    There are four types of uterine fibroids: Intramural fibroids are found in the wall of the womb and are the most common type of fibroids found in women. Subserosal fibroids are found growing outside the wall of the womb and can become very large. They can also grow on stalks (called pedunculated fibroids). Submucosal fibroids are found in the muscle beneath the inner lining of the womb wall. Cervical fibroids are found in the wall of the cervix (neck of the womb).

    So what are the most common fibroids causes?

    1. Being Overweight / Obesity
    2. Onset of your period prior to age 10
    3. Never going through childbirth
    4. African – American Heritage – although fibroids are not exclusive to African-Americans, they have a much higher likelihood (3-9 times more likely) of getting fibroids than their Caucasian counterparts.
    5. Hormone Imbalances
    6. Significant Stress
    7. Lack of exercise

    Some of the uterine fibroid symptoms are;

    1. Abdominal Pain
    2. Heavy Periods
    3. Anemia
    4. Weakness
    5. Frequent Urination
    6. Pain During Intercourse
    7. Constipation
    8. Backache
    9. Infertility

    You may have been told that the only way to deal with uterine fibroids is with surgery or medications. This is simply not true. Fibroids are the number one reason that American women have hysterectomies. It doesn’t have to be this way for you.

    There are effective natural remedies for treating uterine fibroids that we will have a look at here so you can make an informed decision for yourself as to what is that best approach to dealing with this nagging condition.

    So here are some natural remedies for fibroids; (You may need to use a combination of these to get the results you are looking for as every person is different.)

    1. Diet – there are certain foods that serve to increase your fibroid growth and others that help to reduce the size and development of fibroids. You should increase your intake of whole grains, bran, fruit and water.

    Here is a link to a book that goes into the detail about this as well as provides you with a 7-step program to shrink your uterine fibroids. Stop Fibroids.

    2. Red Raspberry Tea – helps to balance the hormones in your body which may have contributed to the growth of the fibroids. Try to drink 3 cups each day.

    3. Rose Hip Tea – is also beneficial and can be combined with red raspberry tea if desired.

    4. Chaste Tree Berry – reduces estrogen levels while also elevating progesterone levels which can help your body to shrink fibroids.

    5. Exercise – regular exercise has been shown to help the body counteract the fibroids. I’m sure you were aware of the benefits of exercise before reading this post so now there is another to add to that list.

    6. Strengthen the Liver – Strengthening the liver with herbs such as dandelion, milk thistle seed, or yellow dock root helps it metabolize estrogen out of the body, thus reducing fibroids.

    7. Acupuncture – has been shown to shrink fibroids

    8. Acceptable Weight – it is critical that you get your body to its ideal weight as estrogen is stored in the fat cells as well as manufactured there.

    9. Cod Liver Oil – shown to reduce bleeding and inflammation that accompany fibroids

    10. Dong Quai helps with balancing hormones and Mens-Reduce helps with menstrual flow.

    Be sure to post a comment about what worked for you or if you know of any other natural remedies not listed here please feel free to share them here with others who are part of our community. Thanks for sharing.

    Take the time to find the help and the natural treatment you need, and you’ll be able to get on with your life and enjoy it to the fullest. You deserve to be happy and healthy and pain-free.

    To Your Optimal Health,

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