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Natural Cures for Fibroids – No Surgery Required

Natural cures for fibroids can be a very successful method to use for treating this condition. The very nature of fibroids means that natural cures can work much better than surgery and drug treatment, which can only ever be a temporary measure.

Fibroids grow as a result of the subtle interaction of a number of circumstances which happen to coincide in a woman’s body at a certain time. It is sometimes difficult to pinpoint the exact causes of fibroids-indeed one study done on identical twins revealed that although their lifestyles can seem very similar it is not a foregone conclusion that their fibroid situation would be the same. What is agreed though, is that there are some common factors which make it much more <i>likely</i> that a woman will have fibroids.

One of the most common factors in fibroid growth is an excess of the hormone estrogen. Other factors include having no children, or finishing your family early, being prone to inflammatory conditions,

As fibroids grow because of lifestyle, this should give a clue as to the types of treatments which might be successful. One element of natural cures for fibroids is to look at how estrogen levels can be reduced.

Estrogen is produced during a woman’s fertile years and the levels can fluctuate depending on various factors. For example, estrogen is closely linked to the quantity of fat cells which a woman has and is indeed partially produced and stored by them. This is one of the reasons why overweight women are more likely to have fibroids. Maintaining a healthy weight will therefore keep estrogen at a lower level and it has been shown that most women who have fibroids who go on to lose weight will also reduce the size of their fibroids. An estrogen-like substance has been shown to be present in certain common pollutants and pesticides and when in the body, this can mimic the action of estrogen and therefore contribute to fibroid growth. Some women have found success in detoxing the liver (where this substance is stored) to shrink fibroids.

For some women, it is thought that being prone to inflammatory conditions, such as bowel disease, arthritis and endometriosis can also make a woman more susceptible. Natural cures for fibroids which concentrate on this factor would include eating foods which have natural anti-inflammatory properties such as hops, cumin, oats and rosemary.

Certain herbs have also been shown to help some women to both control and shrink their fibroids although they are no doubt best when combined with other forms of treatment. Some herbs which are commonly used are:-

* Spica Prunellae
* Rhizoma Sparganii
* Dendrobil
* Concha Ostreae
* Fructus Corni
* Sargassum
* Rhizoma Zedorariae
* Semen Litchi

Tests have shown these herbs to be safe if taken in pre-determined quantities and it is advisable to buy these is ready-prepared quantities, specifically made up for the treatment of fibroids.

There are a number of other natural cures for fibroids which, if used in isolation, they may give a little relief from the often debilitating symptoms of fibroids. What is by far the best is using a multi-faceted approach which pulls together all the possible causes of fibroids and treats the elements which are applicable in your particular case.

As a former fibroid sufferer myself, I firmly believe that the only successful way to deal with fibroids is by using a natural cure. This is because the conventional treatments (even surgery) will only treat the symptoms and the fibroids will regrow if you do not tackle the causes. Because of this, there are a couple of things I would like to stress.

Firstly, you need to understand that once you have fibroids, there is no “quick-fix”. Even if you decide that surgery to remove individual fibroids is the right treatment for you, it is likely that you will have to take hormonal treatment to shrink the fibroids for months before surgery and you must consider the side effects of this, which include hot flashes, thinning vaginal tissues, aging of the facial skin and osteoporosis. Then once you have surgery, it could take a good few weeks before you are back to normal-and then within months, the fibroids could regrow (with the obvious exception of a hysterectomy for which recovery is months). So, all-in-all, you are probably looking at a 6 month timeframe and this is with no guarantee of success. What I tend to say to women is that before considering such a radical, expensive and potentially painful treatment is that they consider looking at natural cures for fibroids. There is a complete, systematic approach which you can try completely risk-free. It is totally guaranteed to work, but I always give a word of warning. If you are the type of person who is not prepared to invest some time and effort into your own treatment, then this will not work. There is no magic “pill” you can take for this condition. However, if you are prepared to follow the guidelines through, this will shrink your fibroids. The good thing is that although your fibroids might take a few weeks to begin to shrink significantly, this is still much less time than the start to finish of surgery. Plus, you will begin to banish the symptoms of your fibroids within days. To see the exact natural cure I used, visit Stop Fibroids For further general information, please visit Natural Cures For Fibroids

Bernadette Hopkins
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