Uterine fibroids affect a good number of women today. It is believed that up to 70% of women could have them. Most never suffer symptoms or complications and others are mildly effected. There are times when fibroids can mean great discomfort and many problems, such as complications related to conception and pregnancy, severe bleeding, and extreme abdominal discomfort. Surgical procedures to remove the tumors or the entire uterus are sometimes the recommended treatment. Some women do not want to undergo such invasive procedures and search for alternative treatments to cure or treat symptoms that they are experiencing. Natural Remedies for uterine fibroids are becoming a popular choice. We will examine some of the more popular remedies being used.
As always, taking good care of your body always helps it to take care of itself. Eating a healthy diet full of organic fruits and vegetables, whole grain foods like oats, rice, whole wheat pastas and bread is a great start to using natural remedies for uterine fibroids. Eating these foods helps to limit the substance the fibroids thrive on, estrogen. Eating organic foods prevents exposure to chemicals such as pesticides and fertilizer that are known to affect hormone balance. The whole grains are part of a high fiber diet that helps the body removes excess estrogen. This generally healthy diet also helps keep weight and body fat in check. Extra estrogen is stored in the fat cells in of the body; therefore, as we reduce our number of fat cells, we are also decreasing the amount of extra estrogen being transported in the body.
Eating foods high in iron can be included in the list of natural remedies for uterine fibroids because it relieves symptoms sometimes thought on due to the heavy menstrual bleeding that can be caused fibroids. The excessive bleeding can cause low iron, which can cause extreme fatigue. Red meats and beets are two of the more popular iron rich foods.
Finally, Herbs are highly used as natural remedies for uterine fibroids. There are many different herbs and combinations of herbs that are proposed for treating fibroids. One of the more widely used herbs is chaste berry. Chaste berry is used for its hormone balancing effect and is specifically known to keep estrogen levels low. Be aware that this herb can reduce the effects of birth control pills. This herb is so popular because it is believed to effectively shrink and in some case eliminate fibroids. Black cohosh is another herb used to help with symptoms that go along with the condition. It helps to alleviate heavy bleeding associated with some fibroids.
When a decision is made to use natural remedies for uterine fibroids, first speak with your doctor to go over risks. Find a knowledgeable herbalist to help you choose the herbs that offer relief for the specific symptoms suffered and use high quality herbs form a reputable source. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to be certain you are not going to have interactions with medications you may be taking.