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Herbal treatment for fibroid is effective in balancing hormones:

How to treat fibroid naturally with diet, exercise and natural supplements to heal them?

You may use natural methods for symptom relief and healing of fibroids. Lifestyle changes, with a proper diet and exercise regime, and the intake of tonics and herbal remedies for fibroids helps to control the bleeding and alleviate the pain.

Fibroids often occur in women with elevated levels of estrogen. These elevated levels are usually due to the fact that the liver has been unable to process the food properly to get rid of the excessive estrogen. A diet which puts stress on the liver is one which is rich in saturated fats, with dairy products and red meat forming a large part of it; along with sugar based foods like chocolates. In such cases, the liver finds it difficult to regulate the hormone levels.

Therefore, a change in diet to a low fat and high fiber diet helps in the treatment of fibroids. The diet should comprise of food lightly cooked in olive oil or fish oil. Green, leafy vegetables, white meat, brown rice, whole wheat grains, soy, flax, beans and fruits should form the diet. Do not consume processed foods. Alcohol should also be avoided since it is rich in sugars.

The diet should be supplemented with vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin B, C, and E and magnesium.

To stimulate the liver, use lemon juice in food. You can also use liver-supporting herbs like dandelion root, artichoke and turmeric. Foods that is rich in 'bioflavonoids' improve blood clotting. These should form a part of your diet. These are citrus fruits, bilberry, grapefruit, onions, tea— especially green tea, and apples.

Herbal treatment for fibroids is effective in balancing hormones, increasing circulation, reducing pain and improving blood circulation. Tea made with chamomile, ginger and honey is good for menstrual pains. Cinnamon is known to cure excessive bleeding. To improve elimination, dandelion is a very nutritive herb that improves liver function and metabolize hormones.1 teaspoon of liquid extract may be taken three times a day. In the case of capsules, 1000mg. may be taken three times a day. For relief from pain, wild yam is helpful. 1/2-1 teaspoon of liquid extract may be taken every 2-3 hours till pain reduces or subsides. 500mg. in capsule form may be taken every 2-3 hours till pain subsides. Do not use herbal products and capsules that are cheap or old or dried herbs that have lost their colour.

Hydrotherapy helps to improve circulation. This means you apply hot and cold packs alternately to the pelvic region. Massage is another way to remove congestion of blood and improve circulation. Having a sitz bath will also give relief from pain caused by fibroids.

Fibroids may cause urine leakage by putting pressure on the bladder. Tighten the pelvic floor muscles with Kegel exercises. By regularly doing them, there is less frequent urine leakage.

This process of healing is long term. If there are no symptoms like excessive bleeding or pain, a "wait and see" approach works, because fibroids usually shrink on their own at menopause.

Submitted on January 16, 2014