Three out of four women, reportedly have them, but there seems to be not much medical “understanding” about them.
If you have been diagnosed with uterine fibroids, then you are probably considering your treatment options and perhaps wondering if natural fibroid treatment could work for you. Your uterine fibroids did not just “happen” and there is a belief that if you follow the right path to eliminate what caused them to grow, in the first place, then you can reverse the growth and bring about a fibroid-free environment. But, what exactly are these non-cancerous tumors that invade the uterus and how do they affect the well-being of women, during their child-bearing years?
According to the National Women’s Health Information Center, fibroids are muscular tumors that grow in the wall of the womb(uterus). Fibroids are almost always benign (not cancerous). Fibroids can grow as a single tumor, or there can be many of them in the uterus. They can be as small as an apple seed or as big as a grapefruit. Fibroids seem to “feed” off of large doses of natural estrogen in a woman’s body.
How Do Fibroids Grow?
Most fibroids grow in the wall of the uterus. Doctors put them into three groups based on where they grow:
- Submucosal (sub-myoo-KOH-zuhl) fibroids grow into the uterine cavity.
- Intramural (ihn-truh-MYOOR-uhl) fibroids grow within the wall of the uterus.
- Subserosal (sub-suh-ROH-zuhl) fibroids grow on the outside of the uterus.
Who Gets Fibroids?
There are factors that can increase a woman’s risk of developing fibroids.
- Age. Fibroids become more common as women age, especially during the 30s and 40s through menopause. After menopause, fibroids usually shrink.
- Family history. Having a family member with fibroids increases your risk. If a woman’s mother had fibroids, her risk of having them is about three times higher than average.
- Ethnic origin. African-American, Caribbean women and Latina women are more likely to develop fibroids than Caucasian or Asian women. This may be, in part, due to the high levels of natural hormones, estrogen/progesterone, produced by African-American women.
- Eating habits. Eating a lot of red meat (e.g., beef) and ham is linked with a higher risk of fibroids. Eating plenty of green vegetables seems to protect women from developing fibroids.
Most fibroids do not cause any symptoms, but some women with fibroids can have:
- heavy bleeding (which can be heavy enough to cause anemia) or painful periods
- feeling of fullness in the pelvic area (lower stomach area)
- enlargement of the lower abdomen
- frequent urination
- pain during sex
- lower back pain
- complications during pregnancy and labor, including a six-time greater risk of cesarean section
Here in the Las Vegas Valley, the Renaissance Health Centre, 2820 West Charleston Blvd., 702-258-7860, is devoted to healing the whole person through holistic modalities and integrative treatments.
According to patient Tracy L., “I got a referral to come to Dr. Terry Pfau, and that was just the change that I needed. He looked at the entire picture; he looked at my WHOLE health, both the mental and physical aspects of what was happening to me – and with that, changes happened quickly.”
Gail Atkinson, health researcher and writer on women’s health topics, says “I have been genuinely amazed at the difference natural fibroid treatment can make to women’s lives.”
Healing Fibroids Naturally:
- Try to avoid “fizzy” drinks, tea, coffee and alcohol. Opt for filtered water and diluted fruit and vegetable juices.
- To ease discomfort: try a warm bath, castor oil packs and gentle massage. Heat therapy can work very well.
- Avoid foods with additives, fatty foods, and fruits and vegetables grown with pesticides.
- Avoid processed meats, sugary food and conventional dairy: eat only small portions of organic meats and plenty of organic fruits and vegetables.
- Kale, cabbage and sprouting vegetables(brussels sprouts), are 3 good fibroid fighting foods.
- Maintain a healthy body weight to keep estrogen levels in check
- Try to avoid using soft, plastic containers for cooking and storing food. These can pass on estrogen mimicking compounds.
- Complementary therapies: consider acupuncture, yoga, reiki
Source: www.FibroidsMiracle.com ; www.treatfibroidsnaturally.com
Don’t let uterine fibroids prevent you from leading a passion filled, productive life. By incorporating these measures into your wellness plan, you are taking control of them, before they take control of you!
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