Fibroids are non cancerous growths/tumours developed in the uterus. Natural treatments and specific dietary plans can be used to cure these. These can shrink and disappear after menopause. Women with fibroids may experience symptoms like:
Heavy or painful periods
Abdominal or lower back pain
Fibroids; natural treatment and diet, Does it really help?
If a person experiences severe symptoms, doctors may recommend birth control pills or surgery. Although these can have adverse side effects.
It is believed that some lifestyle changes can help improve the condition of fibroids. These changes include
- eating a healthy diet,
- getting regular exercise,
- using relaxation techniques.
Recommended dietary changes
It is recommended to replace red meat with white meat or plant based sources of protein, such as beans. Meat contains high levels of trans fat that can raise cholesterol.
Foods with certain vitamins may protect against fibroids. These include:
- Oily fish, such as salmon, mackerel, and tuna
- Foods rich in flavonoids, including berries
- Green vegetables, such as broccoli, spinach, and lettuce
- Citrus fruits, such as lemons and limes
- Soya products
- Broad beans
The results suggested that fibroids had links with alcohol,particularly beer, but they did not find an association with caffeine.
Green tea that contains flavonoids are antioxidants that reduce cell damage in the body by reducing oxidative stress and may help with fibroids.
Foods that contain resveratrol include blueberries, mulberries, raspberries, and grapes. These help stop cell growth and reproduction of uterine fibroid cells.
It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. These can destroy fibroids or stop them from reproducing.
The factors that can help improve symptoms associated with fibroids includes:
Eating a healthful diet
Birth control pills and progesterone like treatments — such as Depo-Provera injections or intrauterine devices (IUDs), can help control heavy menstrual bleeding. However, they do not shrink the fibroids. They can have severe side effects, such as bone loss. When they stop taking them, the fibroids often grow back.
Doctors can prescribe hormonal therapy and other medications to treat the symptoms of uterine fibroids, though their effectiveness is limited. Surgery is the most effective treatment.
Although some research suggests that diet and herbal remedies can help with fibroids, but further research is necessary to confirm these findings.
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