Uterine Prolapse: Symptoms, Causes, Natural Cures and Precautions

Uterus, also known as womb freely hangs in the pelvic cavity of a woman. It is supported by ligaments and tissues and can move in any direction. But some woman has to face a uterine prolapse about which we will discuss in this article in detail.

What is Uterine Prolapse

Uterine prolapse is also known as womb displacement may be defined as a condition where pelvic ligaments and muscles that are holding the uterus sags and results in the displacement of the uterus downwards between the rectum and bladder.

Uterine prolapse: Symptoms, Causes, Natural Cures and Precautions

Uterine prolapse: Symptoms, Causes, Natural Cures and Precautions

It may also happen due to the damage of tissues that cause the uterus to fall into the vaginal canal. This is known as uterovaginal prolapse.

What are the Symptoms of Uterine Prolapse

Uterine prolapse causes a feeling that something is projecting out or is falling out of the vagina. There is heaviness and pressure in the pelvic region. Women may also experience back pain and abdominal pain. Other symptoms include irritability, depression, and fatigue.

 the Symptoms of Uterine Prolapse

the Symptoms of Uterine Prolapse

What are the Causes of Uterine Prolapse

Uterine prolapse may be caused due to loss of the estrogen, vitamin or mineral deficiency, weakening of the muscles, laceration or stress in the muscles that supports the uterus, aging and carrying heavy weight,

What are the Possible Complications of Uterine Prolapse

Uterine displacement needs to be treated in time or it may cause inability to conceive, decreased sexual pleasure and urinary incontinence.

What is the Treatment of Uterine Prolapse

The treatment of uterine prolapse depends on the extent and the cause. If the prolapse is mild, specific exercises are recommended. In the case of estrogen deficiency, your doctor may suggest creams and oral medications. Estrogen hormone therapy may also be given in the required cases. Surgical intervention is required where there is the need to tie ligaments that are distended. The doctor may also place a pessary that keeps the uterus in right place. In the case, of the prolapse of the uterus in old aged woman labtion of the uterus is done.

the Treatment of Uterine Prolapse

the Treatment of Uterine Prolapse

What are the Natural Cures to Treat a Prolapsed Uterus

Below are some of the natural cures you should follow if you are suffering from uterine prolapse:

  1. Bed Rest– Resting will relax and tone up the muscles. It is an important part of the treatment of the prolapsed uterus. Avoid much exertion and carrying heavy weights.
  2. Fasting– Consider fasting. You can have fruit juices. Do this for 3 weeks. This will relieve the pressure that has been building up in the abdomen. Also, the pelvic muscles will be relieved from the additional burden they have to carry and will get time to revitalize themselves. Besides this will also clean up the body toxins.
  3. Epsom Salt Bath- Being rich in magnesium sulfate it will regulate the enzymes of the body, prevents tissue hardening and ease the muscular tension. Add 1 kg Epsom salt to your bathtub filled with warm water and soak yourself in it for 20 minutes. Repeat this every day.
  4. Olive Oil Massage– Olive oil is rich in estrogen and also gets absorbed easily. Thus, it compensates for estrogen loss and improves the circulation of the blood to the uterus.
    Olive oil massage

    Olive oil massage

  5. Pay Attention to your Diet– Add estrogen rich food in your diets such as flaxseeds, alfa-alfa, eggplant, dates, cucumber, oats, papaya, sunflower seeds, yams, red beans, plums, green peas, and eggs.
    Add protein-rich foods in your diet- We all know that protein is known as building blocks of the cells. They provide strength and tones up the muscles. So add milk, legumes, lentils, pulses and egg to your diet.
    Add food rich in zinc, magnesium, and calcium in your diet.
    Pay attention to your diet-

    Pay attention to your diet-

    Drink lots of water and better avoid fatty foods.
  6. Practice Kegel Exercises- Kegel exercise revitalizes the pelvic muscles. We have discussed about it in one of our former articles. You may also consult your physiotherapist for the same. Do kegel exercises for 10 minutes daily.

How to Prevent Prolapse of Uterus

Prevention is always better than cure. To prevent the prolapse of uterus eats a balanced diet. Avoid carrying heavy weights, Say no to smoking and fatty foods, Maintain an ideal body weight, practice exercises to tone your pelvic muscles, perform the households in sitting position and if you are above 55 years better consult your doctor for estrogen therapy.

Prevent Prolapse of Uterus

Prevent Prolapse of Uterus

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Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.