Home Remedies For Fibroids

Fibroid is the name given to 2 different types of tumor: uterine fibroids or tumors composed of smooth muscle cells and fibroma or tumors composed of fibrous connective tissue. Uterine fibroids grow in a woman's uterus or womb whereas fibroma may occur on ovaries, nerves and many other parts of the body. 

Also unlike, fibroma, uterine fibroid symptoms may not show up at all in a woman’s lifetime. Both the types are benign or non-cancerous. Fibroids may occur in clusters or as a single tumor. The possibility of getting fibroids increases as a woman progresses in age. Heavy fibroid growth bulges the tummy and gives the woman a pregnant look. Depending upon their location, fibroids may be classified as follows:

home remedies for uterine fibroids

1. Intramural fibroid (found in the wall of uterus)
2. Sub-serosal fibroid (found in the outside of uterus wall)
3. Sub-mucosal fibroid (found in the muscle below the inner lining of uterus)
4. Cervical fibroid (found in the wall of cervix).

The possible fibroid triggers are:

1. Estrogen hike
2. Pregnancy
3. Hormonal imbalance
4. Heredity
5. Obesity
6. Aging
7. Childlessness
8. Giving birth to baby at quite an early age
9. Bad food habit.

The symptoms of fibroids are:

1. A bulging tummy which is tight and hard to touch
2. Abnormal bowel movements
3. Sharp or dull ache in lower abdomen
4. Strong painful spasms in the area of uterus
5. Abnormal bleeding during menses
6. Back pain
7. Bleeding after menopause
8. Frequent urination or difficulty in emptying bladder
9. Frequent urinary tract infections
10. Complication in pregnancy or labor
11. Discomfort during sexual union.

Home Remedies For Fibroids

1. Heat castor oil and apply on the abdomen area. This will ease the pain and discomfort caused by fibroid.

2. Gently massage abdomen with lavender essential oil. This relieves the blood congestion and fibroid pain.

3. Drink lot of fluids. Take fresh fruit juices but strictly avoid red wine, black tea and carbonated beverages.

4. Drink herbal tea made from herbs like milk thistle, dandelion, burdock or vitex.

5. Fill your bathtub with warm water and sit in it for half an hour. This will soothe the discomfort. Application of hot water bottle or heat pad on lower abdomen also helps a lot.

6. Avoid red meat, sugar, processed food, food with additives and saturated fat.

7. Consume fiber rich food items like whole grain bread, oats, brown rice etc. This will remove the excess estrogen from your system.

8. Be on an organic diet.

9. Consume phytoestrogenic diet. Chickpeas, Soy, lentils, alfalfa, linseedsFeature Articles, red clover etc are rich in phytoestrogen. They help to get rid of excess estrogen by by-passing the estrogen binding.

10. Drink 2 liters of filtered water each day.

11. Dark leafy vegetables are good to treat fibroid problem.

12. Do not take alcohol or caffeine.

13. Use napkins rather than tampons during menstruation.

Home Remedies For Fibroids

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