Fibroids are tumours that grow on the muscle layer of the uterus. They are benign or non-cancerous and are very common in women, especially in women between the age of 30 to 40 and it seems to be even more common in women with a dark complexion. Overweight and obese women suffer from a higher risk of having fibroids as compared to normal women. Fibroids can vary in size, from tiny ones not bigger than a bean to large ones that are nearly as big as a melon.
Fibroids usually are symptomless and this is the reason why most women do not realize they have fibroids. However, some common symptoms that suggest the presence of fibroids include heavy periods that can lead to anaemia, constipation, backache, increased rectal pressure and frequent urination, painful periods, pain in the legs, swelling in the lower abdomen (noticeable in cases where the fibroids are large), fertility and pregnancy problems and even miscarriages.
Some Of The Common Home Remedies For Fibroids Are:
Green Leafy Vegetables
Green leafy vegetables helps in cleansing the liver the excess toxins and hormones present in the body. It also cleans the uterus of stagnant blood and increases circulation. For this you should avoid exposure to Xenohormones and Xenoestrogens by eating green leafy vegetables like, lettuce, spinach etc.
It’s good to consume foods with a lot of fiber. Cucumber is the richest source of fiber. Whole wheat, whole grain green leafy vegetables, beans, broccoli, flax seed are all foods which are a good source of ayurvedic fibre.
Castor Oil Packs
Castor oil packs stimulate the lymphatic and circulatory systems and helps in removing toxins and disease causing germs from the body. You should place the castor oil pack on your lower abdomen. However you should avoid using this method if you’re menstruating or are trying to conceive.
Green juice is a proven detoxifying agent. It is made from greens like coriander, mint, spinach or fenugreek. You should consume 2 -3 glasses a day along with cucumber, wheatgrass, celery and sunflower sprouts which act as a source of protein.
Green tea is a natural anti-oxidizing, anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferator making it a good weapon to fight fibroids. Studies have shown green tea to inhibit fibroid growth.
You should consume turmeric capsules at-least three times a day and three or more capsules each time. Turmeric reduces inflammation, stops excessive bleeding and soothes pain.
Researches has shown that intake of three to four dairy products in a day reduces the risk of fibroids in females. The exact reason is still unknown but it is believed that calcium present in dairy products helps in reducing cell proliferation. This ultimately helps in reducing risk of developing fibroids.
Fibroids are hormone dependent. As fibroids are responsive to changes in Estrogen levels, maintaining a steady Estrogen balance in your body can be the key to controlling and inhibiting the presence of these fibroids. It is also important to promote a good circulation and perform regular detoxification to the tissues of the uterus in order to keep excessive bleeding and pain during menstruation in check. Usually the symptomless fibroids are left untreated. In cases where the woman is diagnosed with fibroids, if they do not cause pain or interruptions in her daily life, they are left untreated. The fibroids persist usually until the woman reaches menopause, after which they shrivel down and disappear. The usual treatment for fibroids involves the use of medication.