Uterine fibroid tumors are very common. Natural remedies for fibroids don't get rid of fibroids overnight. You'll need to change your way of life to cure fibroids naturally.
Fibroids are benign tumors that form in the smooth muscle tissue of the uterus. They can form inside and outside of the uterus. Some women with fibroids only have one. Others have clusters. They can be so small that they're microscopic, or they can be larger than a grapefruit.
There are 4 types of uterine fibroid tumors.
Intramural fibroids are the most common type. They are inside the wall of the uterus and unless they're quite large they don't usually cause any symptoms.
Subserosal fibroids can grow to be quite large and form on the outside of the uterus.
Submucosal fibroids grow in the muscle of the uterus distorting the shape of the uterine cavity. They are linked to infertility and heavy periods.
Cervical fibroids form at the entrance of the uterus.
Small uterine fibroid tumors usually cause no symptoms. Most women with these growths experience no discomfort or pain, but as they grow they can cause a variety of symptoms, such as:
When you find out that you have uterine fibroid tumors, your doctor will suggest possible treatments. If the growths aren't causing you any problems, you'll probably be told to wait and see what happens. Most small fibroids will go away on their own.
Your doctor will want to treat larger growths that are causing you discomfort. Here are the most updated treatment options.
Hysterectomy is the removal of the uterus. There are many hysterectomies performed every year. If you're over 40 your doctor is more likely to suggest this as an option. Hysterectomies are major surgery. They take a long time to recover from and can result in loss of sex drive or pain during sex. They can also result in the early onset of menopause. The uterus holds up other organs in your body. Without it the other organs could drop over time putting you in need of another surgery.
Myomectomy is the removal of only the tumors while keeping the uterus intact. This can be done as laparoscopic (making only a few small cuts) procedure or can be done by opening up the abdominal. You may experience damage of the uterus from this procedure. As with all surgeries, scar tissue could form causing abdominal pain and infertility.
Uterine artery embolization is a method of shrinking uterine
fibroid tumors by cutting off their blood supply. There procedure is
done under local anesthesia and it takes a few days to recover. There
can be complications with the procedure, including infection, loss of
ovarian function, pain, foul vaginal odor and even death. If the
procedure doesn't work one of the two surgical methods of fibroid
removal will be suggested.
Fibroids occur because of estrogen dominance. This can happen because the liver isn't ridding the body of estrogens naturally. It can also happens because you're being exposed to a lot of estrogen from birth control pills, foods or chemicals in your environment.
Limit Your Exposure to Synthetic Estrogen
Pesticides used in foods, plastics and even chemicals used in household cleaners and cosmetics can mimic estrogen causing your fibroids to grow.
Take these steps to get rid of the synthetic estrogen in your life.
Give Your Liver Some Extra Support
If your liver is overloaded or congested it will be unable to filter excess estrogen from your body. You can support your liver by limiting your exposures to toxins. Eating organic food is one important step, but you also need to be careful of what you're cooking your food in. Nonstick cookware releases toxins into the air and into your food. You should use stainless steel, ceramic or cast iron cookware in your home.
These herbs can all be used to give your liver some added support.
Your emotional state can also contribute to the growth of uterine fibroid tumors. Stress, worry and anger all contribute to the growth of fibroids. Managing these emotions will help you shrink them.
Regular exercise, meditation, and deep breathing exercises can all help you manage these negative emotions. You can also try doing yoga, taichi or gigong.
Diet can also contribute to the growth of fibroids. Fibroids thrive on sugar and fat. Cutting these things out of your diet will be very helpful for shrinking your fibroid. Eat less animal fat especially red meat. You should also cut out all sugars and simple carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates, like white flour, white rice and white potatoes, convert to sugar in your body quickly.
Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower help your body flush excess estrogen out.
Avoid soy. Some people will advise you to eat soy to get rid of fibroids, but soy is actually quite damaging to the thyroid. A diet high in soy products will cause you more health problems in the long run.
Eat omega 3 fatty acids to help fight inflammation. You can get these fatty acids in oily fish like mackerel, sardines and salmon. You can also get them from flax.
Balance Progestogen and Estrogen
Some women have had success using natural progesterone cream. You'll still have to make the other health changes I listed above though.
Castor Oil Packs
Castor oil packs can help detox your reproductive organs and eliminate uterine fibroid tumors. To use a castor oil pack you'll need castor oil, some old towels and a piece of flannel.
Soak a piece of natural unbleached flannel in castor oil. Put the flannel on your lower abdomen. Cover it with plastic to protect your heating pad. Then cover the plastic with the heating pad and a towel to help hold in the heat. Keep the pack on for 30 minutes to an hour.
Castor oil is thick, sticky and it stains so make sure you're wearing old clothes and using old towels.
Vitamin D levels may affect the growth of fibroids. Spend about thirty minutes in the sunlight everyday to get the vitamin D your body needs. If you can't get vitamin D from sunlight try taking a fermented cod liver oil supplement. This is a natural way to get vitamin D along with the right ratios of other vitamins.
Chickweed is an herb that is used to shrink cysts and benign tumors. In
some cases it helps shrink fibroids, but it will take three months
before you begin to see results.
When you're trying to shrink fibroids naturally you're probably wondering how you'll know they are shrinking. You can an ultrasound to see the fibroids. That's the only way to know for sure.
If your fibroids are large enough for you to feel them by pressing on your stomach you should be able to feel the difference in your fibroid's size.
Besides these two methods you can only go on how your feel. You won't
know for sure if they are shrinking, but if you notice decreased
symptoms you know you're on the right track.
You may think this seems difficult, but this change in lifestyle will also make you healthier overall. Getting a surgical treatment for uterine fibroids will get rid of your fibroid for now, but it doesn't deal with the reason you got them in the first place. They could grow back again.
If you need more information about healing uterine fibroid tumors naturally, you can try using the Fibroid Miracle ebook. The advice in this book is very good. It's well laid out and tells you step by step the changes you need to make to your lifestyle to get rid of fibroids. You'll find out how diet, stress, sleep patterns and Candida play a role in developing uterine fibroid tumors. Even better you'll find out what you can do to remedy the situation.
The book contains a detailed list of supplements you can use to help shrink your fibroids.
You can check out the book here.