Fibroids are growths in your uterus. While naturopathic medicine may be of benefit with reducing smaller fibroids, larger ones, do need to be looked by your gynaecologist.
Fibroids are thought to be caused by one of the following:
An imbalance of hormones – the imbalance of estrogen and progesterone may increase the growth of the fibroid.
Genetics – sometimes there is a family history of fibroid growths
Pregnancy – the rise in hormones can increase the growth of fibroids.
What are the symptoms of fibroids?
You may experience some or all of these symptoms.
- Heavy painful periods, spotting before your period or when you shouldn’t be bleeding.
- Periods that last longer then usual
- Frequent urination
- Back ache
- Pain during intercourse
- Swelling or enlargement of the lower abdomen
- Pressure in the lower abdomen
What can naturopathic treatment do?
If a hormonal imbalance is the likely cause of the fibroid, a naturopathic approach will be to rebalance your hormones and look for the cause of why your hormones are imbalanced. Herbal and nutritional medicine can, in many case, have a positive affect on this and help to decrease the chances of the fibroid/s returning.
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