Uterine Fibroids: Causes, Symptoms and Home Remedies

What is Uterine Fibroid

Uterine fibroid or uterine leiomyomas may be defined as non-cancerous tumors in the uterus. This condition affects more than 80 percent of females. It affects women of reproductive age. Usually, Asian African women and those who are obese are more at the risk of developing it.

Uterine Fibroids

Uterine Fibroids

Also, females who have never given birth to a child or who experience menarche before the age of 10 years are more likely to suffer from it. The other medical terms used to refer uterine fibroids are uterine polyps or myomas. Usually, it grows within the uterus muscles and hangs in the cavity of the uterus, develops outside the uterus or in some rare cases forms within the cervix. The size of uterine fibroid ranges from microscopic size to several inches in diameter.

What are the Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids

Mostly uterine fibroids do not trouble or exhibit any symptom and are not a major cause of concern. But if they increase in size or the number they may exhibit symptoms like prolonged or heavy periods, bleeding between the periods, frequent urination, pain in pelvic area, lower back pain and pain while having an intercourse.

Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids

Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids


What are the Causes of Uterine Fibroid

The exact cause of uterine fibroid is not known. However, genetics, blood vessel abnormality, hormonal imbalance and some growth factors are considered the cause. There is a belief that uterine fibroids develop from the aberrant muscle cell in the uterus and in the influence of the hormone estrogen it multiplied very rapidly.

How is Uterine Fibroid Diagnosed

Your doctor will be able to palpate a firm mass while physical examination. Along with this, your doctor may recommend you X-ray, transvaginal ultrasound, MRI, hysteroscopy, endometrial biopsy, and blood test to check if you are suffering from anemia due to heavy bleeding.

How is Uterine Fibroid Diagnosed

How is Uterine Fibroid Diagnosed


How is Uterine Fibroid Treated

If uterine fibroid exhibits no symptoms no treatment is required. Treatment of uterine fibroids is done in the case of complications and discomfort. Treatment of uterine fibroid includes hysterectomy, conservative surgical therapy, GnRH agonists, antihormonal agents, uterine artery embolization and anti-inflammatory painkillers.
Are there home remedies to treat uterine fibroids

There are certain home remedies to relieve the symptoms of uterine fibroids that you can take along with convection treatment.

Home Remedies for Uterine Fibroid

1.Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle is a herb that helps your body to get rid of the excess of estrogen which contributes to the development of fibroids and its growth. Take 15 to 20 drops of milk thistle tincture 3 times for 3-4 months.

Milk Thistle

Milk Thistle


2. Castor Oil Pack

Cator oil pack stimulates the circulation of blood and lymph. It increases disease fighting lymphatic cells and eliminated the toxins from the body. Also, cator oil is anti-inflammatory. Castor oil pack will shrink the fibroid and also relive the pain.

Castor oil

Castor oil

Soak a big piece of cotton with castor oil and place it on your abdomen. Cover it with a plastic. Now apply hot compress with the help of a hot towel or a heating pad.
After an hour remove it. Do this 4 times in a week for a month and you will find improvement in your condition.

3.Green Tea

There is a compound present in green tea known as Epigallocatechin gallate. This compound inhibits the growth of the fibroid cells and also increase the death rate of the fibroid cells. Beside this EGCH is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiproliferative. It effectively minimizes the symptoms of uterine fibroid. Make a habit of drinking 2-3 cups of green tea every day.

Green Tea

Green Tea


4. Burdock Root Tea

This herb reduces fibroid by improving the ability of the liver to metabolize estrogen. Also being high in lignin arctigenin it inhibits the growth of fibroids.
Steep half tablespoon of dried burdock root in a cup of steaming water for 15 minutes. Strain it and drink it. Drink this concoction 3 times in one day.

5. Garlic

Possessed with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties garlic can be a good choice to inhibit the growth of uterine fibroids. Eat 4-5 garlic clove every day.

Garlic

Garlic

Before taking home remedies for uterine fibroids please rule out pregnancy as they are not recommended during pregnancy. Better consult your doctor before taking them.

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