Thousands of women worldwide, including myself, have used natural remedies for uterine fibroids as an alternative to surgery or hormonal treatment. Surgery can be painful and carries risks. Hormonal treatment is usually short term only treatment due to the side effects and is only normally used to pre-treat uterine fibroids prior to surgery.
What many women do not realize is that neither surgery nor hormonal treatment are necessarily permanent treatments. With the exception of hysterectomy, fibroids can regrow unless the cause has been removed. In most cases, no thought whatsoever is given to prevent their return.
It was this stark fact which made me decide to try natural remedies for uterine fibroids.
I had suffered from terrible uterine fibroid symptoms for many years but was totally ignorant of what was causing them. I was totally bloated and looked very pregnant and just couldn’t seem to lose weight no matter how hard I tried. I experienced “flooding” during my periods and often had to wear two thick incontinence pads at a time. I also suffered from urine leakage when I coughed or attempted to exercise. I was often breathless and anemic and yet several visits to the doctor did not diagnose fibroids-indeed when I mentioned my concerns about my bloated stomach to one doctor, he examined it and said it was abdominal fat! Now I know I was overweight, but even so, my stomach felt “hard” and looking back now, all my symptoms put together should have added up to one thing-fibroids.
One of my best friends said that my stomach didn’t look right. All of a sudden it was as if she had turned on a lightbulb in my head. Of <i>course</i> it wasn’t “normal”!
I booked an appointment with another doctor and almost straight away, uterine fibroids were diagnosed. Apparently my abdomen was the size of a seven month pregnancy! I was relieved that I finally knew the cause, but also very scared, as a hysterectomy was advised and subsequently booked. I was also told that I would have to take some powerful drugs to reduce the size of two of the largest fibroids as this would make the surgery less risky. I asked at the time if there were any natural remedies for uterine fibroids that I could use rather than having surgery, but was told that there was nothing I could do and was scheduled to begin drug treatment a few weeks after that appointment, with the operation booked for around 16 weeks after that.
Like many people once they have a diagnosis, I went on the internet! Sometimes what you read is very scary, but I felt quite excited. I found true stories about hundreds of women who had managed to use natural remedies for uterine fibroids very successfully-with many avoiding any further treatment at all.
I decided to give it a go, as I had absolutely nothing to lose.
During my research, I found various remedies for uterine fibroids. What came across was that finding out the cause is important as it is not the same for every woman and what has caused the fibroids determines the correct treatment.
One widespread theory about fibroids is that some women’s bodies are naturally prone to “inflammation” and that this wasn’t as a result of anything they were doing wrong. In fact it is probably hereditary. For these women, eating foods which are naturally anti-inflammtory would be beneficial. Such foods include rosemary and hops. The spice cumin, is also beneficial.
Estrogen is also known to be a cause of uterine fibroids so it follows that women who have an excess of this hormone are more likely to suffer from fibroids. It is thought that estrogen is produced by fat cells so it is wise to make efforts to say at a healthy weight and to exercise regularly. In addition, certain pollutants can mimic estrogen and this is stored in the liver. Some natural remedies for uterine fibroids include detoxification, to rid the liver of these substances.
Chinese medicine is well known for its healing properties and has been shown to play an active role in the cleansing of the reproductive organs and removing toxins. Sometimes this alone can help the fibroids begin to reduce in size.
In my own case, I knew within a couple of weeks that something was happening. At first I wondered if the bloating was just going down. However, within 2 months, my clothes were looser and I didn’t look as pregnant! I went back to my doctor for a further examination to supposedly receive my hormone treatment and upon examining me, the doctor thought she was confusing me with another patient! She got out my original scans and was amazed at how much the fibroids had shrunk.
I decided there and then to carry on with the natural remedies for uterine fibroids and postponed the hysterectomy. To cut a long story short. I eventually canceled it altogether and my doctor confirmed that it was just not necessary. The fibroids were so small that they were not causing me any symptoms-indeed the scan showed that some of the smaller ones had gone altogether.
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. Just A Few Of The Things I Found Out-And Which You Can Learn Too * The shocking truth about conventional medical treatments
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* Herbal remedies which shrink fibroids and cure the root cause If you would like to learn how I used natural remedies for uterine fibroids to cure my condition, you can find full details of the system I used from Natural Fibroid Treatment. For further extensive information about the different types of fibroids and their symptoms, visit Types Of Fibroids