Uterine Fibroids

uterine fibroids. Answering what is Uterine fibroid, is not that simple, because they vary in sizes, number and location. Uterine fibroids mostly occur after age of 35 years and tend to shrink with the onset of menopause.

Types of Uterine Fibroids

  • Intrauterine fibroids: located inside the uterus.
  • Submucosal fibroids: in the wall of the uterus.
  • Subserosal fibroids:  under the serous membrane of the uterus.
  • Pedunculated fibroids: attached to the body by a small stalk. This stalk can twist, causing sudden and severe pain that sometimes requires immidiate surgery.

Symptoms of Fibroids

  • pain with menstruation
  • extended bleeding in menstruation
  • abnormal and/or heavy bleeding
  • anemia
  • Pain during intercourse
  • inflated abdomen
  • infertility
  • trouble passing urine or bowel movements

Causes of Fibroids

Herbalists consider fibroids as a symptom not a disease. So it is better to address the underlying cause and tissue imbalance so that fibroids can resolve on their own.

In west most herbalists perceive fibroids as a cause of pelvic stagnation and poor liver function. Females with uterine fibroids may have excess of estrogen, caused by environmental toxicities and endocrine disruption. Insulin resistance may also play a role. In China many herbalists consider blood stagnation, phlegm stagnation nd liver Oi stagnation as causes of fibroids.

Herbal and Natural Remedies for Uterine Fibroids

Herbs, diet, lifestyle and vitamins can play an important role to address the underlying reasons for fibroid growth and help body to restore naturally. The main reasons of success of herbalists is that they don’t only diagnose or treat fibroids, but also work to restore overall health and imbalances.

Pelvic Decongestants
Pelvic Decongestant moves stagnation in the pelvis by improving liver function or by toning the uterus and addressing lymphatic system. Some taken internally and some can be used externally to improve movement in the pelvis.

Hepatic Herbs
Poor liver function can result in building toxin in the body and poor hormone clearance, resulting in hormonal imbalance and cause uterine fibroids. Hepatic herbs specifically addresses liver function.

Antispasmodic Herbs
These herbs are used to relax muscle fibers and reduce pain associated with fibroids.

Styptic Herbs
Helps stop excessive bleeding during menstruation.

Adaptogen Herbs
Women with uterine fibroids often have estrogen dominance. These herbs address the HPO access and maintain the overall health of endocrine system.

Nourishing herbs that are high in iron, calcium and magnesium can address anemia and help stop excessive loss of blood.

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