Fibroids are very common among women especially in those who are in the middle and later reproductive years. They are non-cancerous tumors that originate from the smooth layer of muscles in the uterus known as myometrium. Fibroids can grow singly and are randomly located inside or outside the uterus or they can grow in groups.
Small fibroids are asymptomatic and many women who have them are unaware of their existence. The symptoms are usually related to the location and size of the tumor. The main symptoms are back ache, painful defecation, urinary frequency and retention, heavy and painful periods, pain during intercourse and abdominal pain and bloating.
In some cases, the fibroids can also cause infertility and during pregnancy, may be the cause of miscarriage, bleeding, premature labor or interfere with the position of the fetus. This generally happens when the fibroids are located within the thickness of the uterine wall. Sometimes fibroids also distort and block the fallopian tubes.
Home Remedies For Fibroids
Turmeric has been used since time unknown for healing and curing a vast number of diseases and ailments. This common spice has invaluable anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.These properties help the liver to metabolize the excess estrogen which is responsible for tumor growth and prevent their formation. Take a glass of hot milk and mix into it one teaspoon of turmeric powder. Consume this mixture twice daily.
Soy is considered to be the healthiest of all foods. Women especially, should give up eating all kinds of animal food and switch over to tofu which is a soy product. Soy has abundant amounts of proteins and essential minerals like calcium and potassium.
Its main constituents are omega 3 fatty acids and isofalvones which are powerful antioxidants and which also keep the hormonal balance in a woman’s body intact. You can also use soy milk and soy curd and use soy meal for making bread.
Fish like salmon and tuna contain huge amounts of omega 3 fatty acids, proteins and amino acids. Omega 3 fatty acids have potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.They remove all the harmful toxins from the body and purify the blood of all impurities. They inhibit the growth of tumors and also help to shrink the existing ones. Include salmon and tuna in your daily diet.
Kidney beans belong to the legume family and are very healthy. They are full of vital vitamins and minerals which keep the blood sugar stable and help to control the estrogen levels in the body. Eat one cup of cooked kidney beans daily.
One major cause of fibroids is obesity. It is important to watch your caloric intake and control your weight by shunning processed foods, processed starches and sugars.These harmful substances interfere with the metabolism and add more strain on the liver which in turn is unable to metabolize the surplus estrogen. Include lots of fresh fruits and vegetables in your daily diet and workout for half an hour every morning and evening.