What are some useful natural remedies for fibroids?
The holistic approach to shrinking and curing uterine fibroids focuses on reducing the levels of estrogen in the body and helping the liver to get rid of excess estrogen.
Uterine fibroids are tumors that do not spread (non-cancerous). They are made up of muscle and connective tissues and they can be found on the inside and outside of the uterus.
They can be as small as seed to those that are as large as a baseball. Fortunately, most women will not have any symptoms and they do not present any immediate risks to health.
You might be wondering if there is anything you can do naturally.
Below is a detailed list of some of the herbs and vitamins that may be helpful in shrinking uterine fibroids. Included are recommended doses to use.
Taking a holistic approach is necessary in the treatment of uterine fibroids.
Despite the availability of natural remedies, you will also need to take steps to lower the levels of estrogens in your body.
As well, the liver needs to be supported since it is responsible for removing excess estrogens from the body.
So you may need to take natural remedies and supplements, change your diet and modify your lifestyle.
This approach will ensure that you have the greatest chance of success.
|Natural Remedies||What Experts Have to Say...|
|Chasteberry (Vitex)|| (What's this?)
Chasteberry helps to balance out and normalize the estrogen and progesterone levels.
Suggested Dose: Take 160 to 240 mg daily.
Note: Do not take this if you are currently on birth control pills.
This phytochemical helps the liver eliminate estrogen. In animal studies, it also protects the liver against environmental toxins.
Suggested Dose: Take 500 mg daily.
This substance helps the body breakdown estrogen in the liver (estrogen detoxification). It also has anti-inflammatory properties and shows anti-cancer effects.
Suggested Dose: Take 200 to 400 mg daily.
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Dose: Take 2,000 FU daily.
The group of B vitamins participates in the metabolism of hormones and it may help support the process.
Dose: Take a B-complex 50 multivitamin tablet daily.
|Red Raspberry Tea||Helpful
Red raspberry is an astringent herb that is believed to help reduce inflammation and fibroid growth and pain.
Dose: Drink a cup of red raspberry tea three times daily.
These two herbs support the liver in its detoxification process.
Dose: Take 300 to 500 mg three times daily with meals of the dandelion root.
For milk thistle, take 100 to 200 mg up to three times daily.
Digestive enzymes support the pancreas and may help reduce tissue growths.
Dose: Take 1 capsule three times daily between meals. Dosages varies between brands so follow the recommendations from the manufacturer.
Consider taking natural remedies to help reduce uterine fibroids.
The use of these remedies is never a replacement for seeing qualified doctor.
Your doctor will be able to monitor your health and suggest other treatment options for you should they be needed.
Also consider following an uterine fibroid diet.
This diet may cut down on the amount of environmental estrogen that gets into your body. Many types of meat may contain xenoestrogens that can promote the growth of fibroids. This may make the symptoms worse.
And of course, lifestyle changes include managing stress levels, regular physical activities and the use of alternative medicine to manage pain and discomfort.