Information on Uterine Fibroids

Published: 18th February 2010
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Uterine fibroids are benign tumors. In simple words uterine fibroids are non-cancerous muscle tumors. Uterine fibroids are not at al related to cancer.

Uterine fibroid tumors, medically known as uterine leiomyomata or simply myoma, are growths consisting of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissues usually found within the wall of the uterus. Some grow below the lining of the uterus; some grow between the muscles of the uterus, while some grow towards the exterior part of the uterus.

Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors usually found in the womb and are common in women of childbearing age. Statistically they appear in about 25% of white women and 50% of black women. Often women have them without knowing about them. In other cases the tumors grow to a size where they cause pain and abdominal swelling.

Medical research is yet to identify the exact cause of fibroids. However experts agree that it is caused due to a combination of hormonal, genetic and environmental factors, which may vary from person to person.

Natural remedies used in treatment for uterine fibroids concentrate on eliminating the root cause of fibroids in a systematic manner. Fibroids is said to be caused due to a combination of diet, lifestyle, and hereditary factors.

Uterine artery embolization (UAE) is an alternative treatment to surgery. It is a minimally invasive non-surgical procedure. Uterine fibroids need a blood supply to grow and thrive. Uterine artery embolization is performed through the arterial system. The doctor will identify uterine arteries, usually through x-ray, and inject tiny particles etc.

Uterine fibroids often experience the following symptoms:

Heavy bleeding or painful menstruation

Spotting between periods

A feeling of being filled in the lower abdomen

Urinating frequently, which is the result of a fibroid that is compressing the bladder

Pain in the lower back. This can vary depending on the size of the uterine fibroids.

Fibroids are an ideal condition to treat naturally because they are very rarely life-threatening. This means that delaying conventional treatment should have no ill effects, although you may wish to confirm that this is the case in your individual circumstances.

Natural fibroids treatment does not cause any harmful side effects. In fact natural remedies can also be used in combination with other methods of treatment for uterine fibroids.

One of the most popular herbs used in treatment for uterine fibroids is Agnus castus. This herb regulates the hormonal balance in the body. In particular, Agnus castus increases the production of the progesterone thereby balancing the effects of excess estrogen in the body.

Evening Primrose oil: This oil is rich in anti-inflammatory compounds called essential fatty acids. These compounds help in uterine fibroid treatment by alleviating the inflammation and pain caused by fibroids.

Red Raspberry is useful to control excess menstrual bleeding associated with fibroids. It also strengthens and tones the uterine muscles. Because of its potent anti inflammatory and anti nausea effects it is very useful in treating problems related to menstruation.

Another option is to simply leave the fibroids alone. If they are not causing too many problems, you can choose to leave the fibroids alone as they will naturally shrink during the menopause. However, if your fibroids are large or you are some years away from the menopause this will not be an attractive option.

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