Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that appear on the muscular walls of the uterus. They are the most common tumors of the body. They are also known as leiomyoma, leiomyomata, or myoma. They range in size from microscopic to masses that fill the entire abdominal cavity, and there is often more than one at a time. This condition can affect women of all ages but is most common in women ages 40 to 50.
Around 1 in 3 females with Uterine fibroids may experience symptoms that can include:
• Frequent urination
• Dyspareunia, or pain during sex
• Heavy or painful periods
• Abdominal or lower back pain
Our fibroid specialist at AVIS recommends:
• Exercising regularly
• Getting enough sleep
• Maintaining a healthy weight
• Controlling your blood pressure
• Eating a fibroid diet
While you cannot totally prevent fibroid but can modify your diet which might help in slow fibroid growth or ease fibroid symptoms.
Foods to eat if you’ve been diagnosed with fibroids include:
• Antioxidant-rich green tea
• Fiber-rich foods such as fruits, vegetables, oats, and barley
• Foods rich in calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium like fortified milk
• Potassium-rich foods such as avocado, tomatoes, and bananas
Fruits and Vegetables:
Fruits and Vegetables are rich sources of iron, vitamin minerals, and fiber. Fruits and Vegetables have healing properties and also help to remove toxins and waste matter from your body. Increase consumption of fiber can help to eliminate excessive estrogen and help in weight control also.
Lemons are usually packed with rich sources of antioxidants and vitamin C. Lemons can work against the uterine tumor. Take two teaspoons of lemon juice and one teaspoon of and mix it in a glass of Luke water. Continue to drink this regularly.
Flaxseeds contains high healing properties especially phytoestrogens which can help to replace some of the much stronger and more damaging estrogen produced naturally in the body which can help to prevent estrogen dominance which fibroids thrive.
Bananas are high potassium and low sodium content fruit. There are a wide variety of health benefits that are associated with the curvy yellow fruit. Bananas are high in potassium and pectin, a form of fiber. They can also be a great way to get magnesium and vitamins C and B6. Bananas are rich in antioxidants, which can protect from free radicals, which we come into contact with every day.
They are packed with a mineral electrolyte that keeps electricity flowing throughout your body, which is required to keep your heart beating.
Ginger helps relieve pain add Warm castor oil packs on the belly, or ginger compresses soak a towel in hot ginger water relieve pain and help shrink the fibroids.
Turmeric has an active ingredient known as curcumin which has properties like antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and anti-bacterial. Curcumin can destroy fibrotic cells or stop them from reproducing.
Avoid foods, which may lead to weight gain and fibroid growth:
• Phytoestrogens that mimic estrogenic levels in the body, such as alcohol, red meat and chocolate.
• High-sugar foods like fruit juice.
• Highly processed foods like white bread or energy bars.
Fibroid treatment options
If fibroids are large or bothersome, you should talk with your doctor about the pros and cons of the different fibroid treatment options, which include.
• Hormonal medicines
• Non-hormonal medicines
There are two surgical approaches for fibroids:
• Fibroid removal
Uterine artery embolization (UAE)
Note: By the above-mentioned diet you will not completely get rid of Uterine fibroids. These are some of the specific ways to help and prevent the development of Uterine fibroids.
If you experience discomfort from the uterine fibroids symptoms and/or are unable to grow your family, get in touch with Dr. Rajah V Koppala at Avis Vascular Centre. Get in touch with us today!