At-Home Fibroid Care Methods
There are many different treatments for uterine fibroids. Unfortunately, all of these treatments aside from hysterectomy don’t offer permanent relief from fibroids, which is likely why so many women are turning to the internet to find out about natural remedies for treating uterine fibroids.
Although some natural remedies may be successful, using this treatment method is a slow process, one that can take years of lifestyle changes before showing any results. For some that have large and extremely painful fibroids, natural remedies are not an effective option. Also, its important to point out that untreated fibroids can get worse with time, and often lead to the development of other serious health conditions.
What Is The Cause of Fibroids?
The cause of uterine fibroids is still a mystery to the medical world. This is partially why there are so many treatment options, because there are so many different factors that could cause uterine fibroids. Some of these factors include weight, age, ethnicity, lifestyle, and genetics. Although the real cause is unknown, many women with fibroids complain about the same symptoms, which leads doctors to believe there could be a cause by studying trends in women diagnosed with the condition.
If your uterine fibroid symptoms are mild, you may benefit from some at-home remedies. These remedies are in no way meant to replace traditional medical treatments; however, they may provide some needed symptom-relief. Unfortunately, there has been very little research to show that natural remedies and holistic treatment methods are successful at treating patients with uterine fibroids.
Below we’ve put together some of the most popular natural remedies for preventing fibroids and alleviating fibroid symptom pains.
Eat Less Meat
Studies have suggested that eating a lot of red meat or food that are high calorie, high fat, or high sugar, may contribute to the development of fibroids. If you are worried about the risks, its best to avoid eating too much of these foods.
Avoid Refined Carbs and Sugary Foods
Foods like white rice, pasta, cereal, chips, or foods containing corn syrup, are all high in sugar and refined carbs. Consuming too much of these foods raises levels of sugar in the blood. Try opting for bright-colored foods like raw vegetables, fruit, whole grains, or whole grain pasta/bread.
Green tea is high in antioxidants which help your body’s natural healing process. Drinking green tea or taking supplements could provide significant fibroid symptom relief.
Also known as chasteberry, it is the fruit of a tree native to central Asia and the Mediterranean. This ancient herb was used in the middle ages to decrease sexual desire. However nowadays chasteberry can be used to aid menstrual problems like heavy bleeding or infertility. This herb is a great natural fibroid remedy because heavy bleeding is often an inconvenient symptom for women with fibroids.
Some believe the herb has the ability to relive menopausal symptoms, however there is so sufficient evidence supporting it.
Guizhi Fuling Wan
Guizhi Fuling Wan is an 1,800 year-old traditional Chinese medicine. This herbal supplement was meant to promote circulation and remove any inactive blood cells from the pelvic region. Today, this herb can be used to relieve uterine fibroid symptoms like cramps or abdominal bloating, however there is very little evidence to support this.
Isphagula & Senna
Also known as Manevac, Isphagula and Senna are natural laxatives. Senna works to stimulate the walls of colon and rectum and promote easy bowel movements. Isphagula is not absorbed into the body, it works by increasing the mass of the fecal matter which encourages the body to expel the fecal matter on its own.
These herbs can be beneficial if your uterine fibroids cause uncomfortable constipation, which increases pressure on blood vessels of the pelvic region.
Heightened stress levels can be harmful to your health and increase your risk for developing fibroids. Take measures everyday to relax and make sure you’re maintaining healthy habits. Some easy ways to manage stress starting today:
- Take A Warm Bath
- Do Yoga
- Get Proper Sleep
- Go For A Walk
At USA Fibroid Centers, our passion is to provide our patients with top-quality fibroid care. We exclusively offer Uterine Fibroid Embolization, an outpatient procedure for the treatment of fibroid symptoms. If your fibroid symptoms are interfering with your life, give us a call. We are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding insurance, treatment costs, recovery, and more.
Not sure if it’s fibroids? Take our symptom quiz to learn more about what you’re experiencing and if it could be a result of fibroids.