An overview of fibroids:
Fibroids are generally benign tumors that can grow inside your uterus and vary in size. Most women are predicted to develop fibroids at some point during their lives, although many are asymptomatic and do not experience fibroid pain. For those that do experience fibroid pain, there are a multitude of treatment options to consider – keep reading to learn about natural remedies for your symptoms!
Natural treatment options:
If your fibroid pain is preventing you from actively living your life, consult your physician and consider seeking treatment.
Nutrition is an integral part of health, and maintaining a healthy diet can not only help ease symptoms, but make you less likely to develop fibroids. Since weight loss can correspond to lower estrogen levels, altering your lifestyle to maintain a healthy weight can potentially reduce the size of your fibroids and ease pain.
Eating red meat and drinking alcohol can increase your risk of developing fibroids, and consuming a lot of sugary foods or refined carbs could raise blood sugar and increase fibroid-related pain. Instead, eating anti-inflammatory foods, whole grains, and fruits and vegetables can contribute to hormonal balance. Some experts also recommend that taking supplements such as vitamin B-1, B-6, and Magnesium can help reduce cramps and bloating.
Green tea is anti-inflammatory, some experts suggest that a bioflavonoid in it called EGCG could reduce the size of fibroids in the body. Chasteberry, or vitex, is widely believed to help reduce cramps and and castor oil could act like a natural laxative for the body.
Other forms of self care such as yoga and stress management can promote hormonal balance, reducing your risk of developing fibroids and helping you manage your symptoms better too.