Fibroids are extremely common, with some estimates stating that around 80% of women in the western world will have them. The good news is that for most of these women, fibroids will never pose a problem and indeed, many women will be comple
Fibroids are extremely common, with some estimates stating that around 80% of women in the western world will have them. The good news is that for most of these women, fibroids will never pose a problem and indeed, many women will be completely unaware that they have them. For those women who do experience unpleasant symptoms, it is important to consider all treatment options.
Managing fibroids naturally is a choice, as is surgery and even doing nothing at all and taking a “wait and see” approach.
Surgery can deal with the problem in various ways, but the truth of the matter is that as it does not address the root causes of the condition, fibroids are very likely to regrow unless a complete hysterectomy is performed. If fibroids are not causing unbearable symptoms, doing nothing is fine as the fibroids will naturally shrink around the time of menopause.
If you would like to consider managing fibroids naturally, your starting point is to reduce estrogen levels. Although not all women with high levels of this hormone will have fibroids, it is certainly implicated in most cases of women who have fibroid growth. It is rarely the only reason for fibroids, although determining the exact cause is extremely difficult as it is believed that fibroids grow as a result of the subtle interaction of a number of factors that happen to coincide, thus starting off fibroid growth.
Estrogen can be reduced by avoiding all-natural and synthetic sources. For example, do not take the contraceptive pill and discuss HRT medication options if you are currently prescribed this by your doctor. You need to avoid foods that are high in estrogens, such as flax and soy. Although flax and soy do have great properties, if you have fibroids these are certain foods to avoid. Also watch the by-products of these foods, such as their oils.
You also need to avoid estrogen-mimicking compounds which behave like estrogen in the body but which are notoriously difficult to eliminate. Managing fibroids naturally can and should also include regular liver detoxes to remove these compounds which are derived from pesticides and environmental toxins.
To have a significant effect, managing fibroids naturally needs to be seen as an ongoing plan to which you are committed to following through. If you are the type of person who is happy to play an active part in your own treatment then this can pay huge dividends.
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