Uterine fibroids are growths in your uterus. They’re also called:
While fibroids aren’t cancerous or life-threatening, they can sometimes cause health problems.Fibroids range in size to as small as a seed to larger than a grapefruit. You can have one fibroid or multiple growths.One may not have any symptoms at all. Most women don’t know they have this condition.
Signs and symptoms depend on the size, location, and number of fibroids. One may experience:
periods that last longer than a week
heavy menstrual bleeding
spotting or bleeding between periods
pelvic pressure or pain
backache or leg pain
difficulty emptying your bladder
difficulty getting pregnant
Women may be at higher risk for fibroids if you:
are between the ages of 30 and 50
are overweight or obese
are African-American, as fibroids are two to three times more common in African-American women
have family history of fibroids
began menstruation before the age of 10
use certain kinds of birth control
have a poor diet
Types of fibroids.
Fibroids can grow in any part of your uterus. They are named by where they grow:
intramural fibroids grow inside the uterus walls
submucosal fibroids grow into the hollow cavity of your uterus
subserosal fibroids grow out of the surface of your uterus
Natural treatment of fibroids.
Fibroids typically grow slowly or not at all. In many cases, they shrink on their own, especially after menopause.
In moderate to severe cases where symptoms are bothersome, worsening, or not improved with medication, fibroids may be treated with surgery or ultrasound therapy. Surgery may involve removing just the fibroids or your entire uterus.
UFB-10 and Shatavari are used to slow fibroid growth and treat symptoms. This formula contains several herbs that act to shrink uterine fibroids, balance hormone levels, and keep your uterus healthy
Your daily diet is a very important factor in treating fibroids. The right nutrition can help you maintain a healthy weight and reduce your risk. Certain foods can also help ease symptoms.
Foods to avoid
According to clinical studies, eating too much red meat increases your risk of uterine fibroids. Drinking alcohol also increases your risk.
Eating excess refined carbohydrates and sugary foods may trigger or worsen fibroids. These foods raise blood sugar levels. This causes your body to produce too much insulin hormone. Avoid or restrict simple refined carbohydrates like:
white rice, pasta, and flour
soda and other sugary drinks
baked goods (cakes, cookies, doughnuts)
Foods to eat.
Fiber-rich unprocessed foods help:
curb your appetite
prevent excess weight gain
Brightly coloured foods such as fruits and vegetables also help reduce inflammation and lower your risk for fibroids.
Add these whole foods to your daily diet:
raw and cooked vegetables and fruit
lentils and beans
whole grain bread and pasta
fresh and dried herbs