How to get rid of a fibroid, other than by having an operation, and in a more natural way?
The expert’s answer :
Apart from its genetic factors, a fibroid is caused by an excess of estrogen. It would therefore be useful to have a hormonal check-up to measure estrogen levels.
- Reduce all sources of estrogens, especially animal fats where these hormones are stored: animal products and by-products, to be consumed in moderation and organically, and estrogen-like foods (beer, soy, etc.), drugs including the pill.
- Drain the liver with plants, such as rosemary, to help eliminate hormones.
- Lose weight to eliminate estrogens contained in body fat.
- Exercise regularly to burn calories, improve circulation and promote detoxification and waste elimination, even during menstruation in a moderate way.
- Use herbs that help circulation in the small pelvis, such as raspberry TM. Make sure you are not constipated.
- Applying warm compresses (or ice) to painful areas can help relieve pain.
- Acupuncture, massage and homeopathy can also help.
- Chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus), a progesterone-like plant, can rebalance the hormonal balance.
- Vaginal essential oil ovules prepared in pharmacies can also help reduce the fibroid.
- It is important not to self-medicate and to consult a naturopath and/or herbalist.
A benign tumor, the uterine fibroid settles on the wall of the uterus, particularly during the premenopause. To remove them, many women endure surgery. However, herbal medicine, by targeting the estrogen-progesterone balance, can sometimes help.
It is a common condition in Unites states: 40% of women over 50 years old develop a uterine fibroid. It is benign, and therefore non-cancerous, a tumor that grows at the expense of the muscle fibers of the uterus. Very firm, its volume varies from a few millimeters to several tens of centimeters. It often causes periods that are too heavy and too long, or blood loss between cycles, accompanied by pain in the lower abdomen. Be careful, these symptoms are often confused with those of endometriosis, which is treated differently. Read this article for more details.
Fibroids form under the influence of several factors: a hormonal imbalance – too much estrogen, with the woman producing less progesterone in the ten years preceding the menopause – but also by taking growth hormones. When it is localized, the fibroid can be removed by simple surgery; but if the entire uterus is affected, a hysterectomy (total removal of the uterus) is most often performed.
Herbal medicine for fibroid
In herbal medicine, a well-conducted treatment will give excellent results in the treatment of fibroids, hemorrhagic or not, under the effect of progesterone derivatives or an improvement of the estrogen-progesterone ratio. Yam, for example, contains an active ingredient, Diogenes, which allows the woman’s body to produce natural progesterone. Other plants will participate in the reduction of the size of a fibroid by their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect on the small pelvis and will reinforce venous and hemostatic insufficiency. Others still will have an anti-pain action.