Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors of the uterus. Uterine fibroids are also known as leiomyomata, myomas or uterine polyps. Uterine fibroids grow within the muscles of the uterus, on the outside of the uterus, hang in the uterine cavity or very rarely form within the cervix. They can range in size from microscopic to several inches in diameter. Uterine fibroids form in the childbearing years of a woman’s life. There may be just one fibroid or many, with differing locations. Uterine fibroids are rarely a cause for concern, but when they become too large, or there are many present, they may become a problem.
Types of Uterine Fibroids
Submucosal: grow in the innermost layer of the uterus.
Intramural: grow in the middle layer of the uterus.
Subserosal: grow in the outer wall of the uterus.
Pedunculated: attached to a stalk either outside of the uterus or within the uterine cavity.
Cervical: in the cervical tissue.
Interligamentous: between the uterine broad ligaments.
Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids
While many women will never even know that they have uterine fibroids, because the condition often exhibits no symptoms, there are some women that will experience certain effects from the fibroid’s presence. Symptoms of uterine fibroids include:
- A sensation of fullness or pressure in the abdominal area
- Excessive bleeding during menstruation
- Excessive length of menstruation
- Extreme cramping during menstruation
- Lower back pain
- Painful intercourse
- A frequent urge to urinate
Uterine Fibroids May Negatively Impact Conception and Pregnancy
Fibroids are thought to be the cause of infertility in 2%-10% of infertility cases. Reports have shown uterine fibroids may be responsible for the following fertility, conception and pregnancy problems:
- Interference with implantation of the ovum
- Compressing the fallopian tubes, preventing conception
- Anovulatory cycles
- Abnormal uterine blood flow, hindering movement of sperm to ova
- Intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR)
- Premature rupture of the membranes
- Contributing to retained placenta after birth
- A postpartum hemorrhage.
DIET AND NUTRITION
- Reducing fat intake and increasing fiber intake will lessen your estrogen production and restore hormone balance, which may effectively combat fibroid growth.
- Incorporating more citrus fruits, red onions and leafy vegetables may also be effective against fibroid growth.
- A high-fibre diet will ease difficulty with moving your bowels.
Uterine Fibroid Homeopathic Treatment
Homoeopathic remedies are natural and completely safe, with no side effects. They work by balancing the hormone level in the body and shrinking the fibroids. The length of treatment varies from woman to woman and essentially depends on the size and number of fibroids. Homeopathy, being a holistic treatment method, not only aids the treatment of the discomforts caused by uterine fibroids but also has a positive effect on the overall health of the woman.
Few homeopathic medicines used in treating fibroids are:
- Calcarea Carbonica
- Thlaspi Bursa Pastoris
- Trillium Pendulum
- Fraxinus Americana
These are just a very few medicines, homeopathic treatment helps in achieving.
- To arrest the further development of the fibroids and to shrink them naturally
- It avoids the surgery leaving the uterus and ovaries intact
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