Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that develop in the muscle layer of the womb. They can cause infertility by disturbing the the lining of the womb or compressing the fallopian tubes. If conception does occur they may cause miscarriage. Many women have successfully shrunk their fibroids with natural fibroid treatment using herbal remedies. We will discuss 3 well known herbs that you can try before resorting to surgery.
Modern treatment of fibroids uses laser or ultrasound that shrinks the tumor but they can recur. Uterine artery embolisation (UAE) blocks the blood supply to a fibroid, causing it to shrink. In some cases the fibroid has to be removed from the muscle layer of the womb by surgery. In severe cases removal of the entire womb (hysterectomy) may be necessary.
The cause of fibroids is thought to be hormonal and they tend to shrink or disappear after the menopause unless a woman takes hormone replacement therapy. Fibroids are usually caused by excessive levels of estrogen caused by a hormone imbalance. Taking the contraceptive pill may be a factor. But, it is thought that exposure to environmental estrogens known as xenoestrogens may play a part.
Xenoestrogens come from chemicals such as pesticides and those used in the plastic industry. They also get into the food chain and are present in dairy products and the fat of meat. Some gynecologists have linked a diet high in meat, sugar and milk products especially cheese and ice-cream to the development of fibroids.
Some women may have them without knowing until they are examined for infertility, miscarriage or heavy and painful periods. In some cases they can grow to a size where they cause pain and a swollen abdomen which may make a woman look pregnant.
Natural fibroid treatment can help reduce their size or at least prevent them growing. They can also reduce the heavy bleeding that is often associated with uterine fibroids. It is also important that natural fibroid treatment balances the hormones and detoxifies the environmental estrogen.
Agnus Castus, also known and Chaste Tree, helps to balance hormones by reducing estrogen levels while increasing progesterone. Its effect is on the pituitary gland which governs hormones.It is often used in the herbal treatment of pre-mentrual syndrome. The herb has strong anti-inflammatory effect which helps to shrink the fibroids.
Burdock Root is a blood purifier. It helps the liver detoxify excess estrogen and xenoestrogens. It has diuretic properties which assists the body to get rid of retained water reducing bloating and swelling. It contains a natural substance that inhibits the growth of fibroids and it’s anti-inflammatory properties shrink them.
Red Clover is another blood cleansing herbal remedy and helps the body eliminate the excess estrogen through liver detoxification. It’s well known for it’s phytoestrogen content which helps balance the body’s natural estrogen and regulate the menstrual cycle. Two phytoestrogens daidzein and genistein are known to have anti-tumor qualities. Red Clover has antispasmodic and sedative qualities, calming the womb.
Herbal treatment works better when combined with a healthy diet and the avoidance of environmental estrogens. If you decide to try natural fibroid treatment it is best to see a qualified herbalist who can combine the herbal remedies for you according to your symptoms.[ad_2]