Poke root (phytolacca americana) is a great natural treatment for fibroids when there is tenderness in the lower abdomen. Applying poke root oil to the tender area can help. For best results, rub the oil in the area two times a day, preferably once in the morning and once at night, you can apply this [...]
When women hear the term fibroid tumors, their first reaction is to get scared. However, the term should not scare you. They’re called tumors because they are solid masses and are not cancerous. For the most part, almost all cases of uterine fibroids or leiomyoma’s are benign or non-cancerous.
Fibroids are slow-growing masses that are made up of fibrous tissue and muscle that develop in the uterine wall. Most of them do not cause any problems. However, the ones that become problematic can cause symptoms such as bleeding between periods, heavy flow during menstruation, heaviness, or bloating feelings in the pelvis, frequent urination, infertility, and severe cramping. As a result of the heavy bleeding associated with some cases of fibroids, fatigue and anemia could arise.
Furthermore, this condition can prevent a woman from getting pregnant by obstructing the passageway of sperm or hindering the embedding of an embryo. Fibroids can also increase the potential for miscarriage during pregnancy or cause substantial post-delivery bleeding. Large uterine fibroids can impede delivery or inhibit uterine contractions.
Women between the ages of 35 and 45 and have never been pregnant are more susceptible to getting fibroids. Many of the women that have had one fibroid will eventually get others, usually a hundred or more. Generally, almost half of all women will most likely develop this condition by the age of 40. These benign masses do not usually show up before the age of 20 and will most likely shrink after menopause.
Unfortunately, no one knows what causes fibroids; it still remains a mystery to this very day. However, the tumors seem to respond to the fluctuations in the levels of estrogen. These masses tend to increase in size when a woman is pregnant or when taking oral contraceptives. There are other things as well that may make a woman prone to fibroids, and they are: alcohol use, high-fat diet, obesity, elevated levels of progesterone, and vitamin B deficiency.
The removal of the uterus (hysterectomy) is the most common treatment for this condition. However, some women may be perfect candidates for a less drastic treatment called a myomectomy, which is a surgery that removes the fibroid masses themselves.
Red raspberry (rubus idaeus) is an herb that is especially beneficial for cases of fibroids where there is excessive bleeding during menstruation. According to herbalists, this herb helps improve the tone of the uterus. Dosage information: 1 to 2 cups of tea two or three times per day (steep 1 teaspoon of dried leaves in [...]
Vitex (vitex angus-castus) is probably one of the most popular herbs for women. Vitex has been around for a really long time; in fact, in 450 B.C. Hippocrates recommended it. It is believed that vitex works extremely well as an alternative treatment for fibroids because it regulates the pituitary gland. This gland tells other glands [...]
Burdock root (arctium lappa, A. minus) is an herb that has been touted for its liver healing properties. However, not many people are aware that burdock also has antitumor capabilities as well. Burdock is a great herbal remedy for fibroids. Dosage information: up to six 400 to 500 milligram capsules per day; or 1 cup [...]
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, fibroids are a direct result of liver problems. The liver is responsible for the breakdown of excess estrogen circulating in the bloodstream, that’s why taking the herb milk thistle (silybum marianum) is recommended for the natural treatment of fibroids. Numerous studies have shown that silymarin, which is a compound in [...]