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Fibroids (Definition)

Uterine fibroids are the most common pelvic tumor in women. 1 of every 3 women of child-bearing age have these tumors and up to 80% of african-american women have fibroids. They are often asymptomatic but they can also cause significant symptoms. It is the most common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding. Pelvic pain and increased urinary frequency ...Read more


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Is there any food or a way out that could dissolve fibroids?

No: Fibroids may decrease in size after menopause. Diet or medications does not affect fibroids. ...Read more

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What are natural ways of curing fibroid aside from hysterectomy or embolization?

What are natural ways of curing fibroid aside from hysterectomy or embolization?

Avoid phytoestrogens: Fibroids are a result of high estrogen levels. High estrogen can be caused by excessive carbohydrate intake (via competetive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) therefore a low carb diet is beneficial to reduce estrogen and help shrink fibroids. You may also have low iodine, thyroid problems, low progesterone. All of these things should be evaluated. All phytoestrogens should be avoided. ...Read more

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Does diet affect fibroids? Is it possible to reduce the size by the foods we eat? Does stress cause them to grow?

Does diet affect fibroids? Is it possible to reduce the size by the foods we eat? Does stress cause them to grow?

Yes, yes and yes: Fibroids are a result of high estrogen levels. High estrogen can be caused by excessive carbohydrate intake (via competetive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) therefore a low carb diet is beneficial to reduce estrogen and help shrink fibroids. You may also have low iodine, thyroid problems, low progesterone. All of these things should be evaluated. All phytoestrogens should be avoided. ...Read more

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I am in the 30 "s , how can I reduce estrogen in my body in order to shrink fibroids ?And what foods shld i eat and avoid?

You should talk: To your gynecologist. At age 30 i would not want to blocking estrogen unless it was coordinated by a specialist. There are minimally invasive treatments such as uterine fibroid embolization (ufe) that you might be interested in ...Read more

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What kind of holistic, homeopathic , and foods can I eat to help suppress fibriods. I have been suffering from fibroids since 2010. Please help!

What kind of holistic, homeopathic , and foods can I eat to help suppress fibriods. I have been suffering from fibroids since 2010. Please help!

Many options: Avoid meats, dairy & eggs that are not organic to avoid hormones; eat wild fish & leafy greens. Avoid caffeine & junk food. Many herbs can help, including vitex, chickweed, motherwort and mugwort. Homeopathy can help but treatment in individualized so consult a homeopath- if none are in your area consult via phone/skype. Acupuncture/individualized chinese herbs can help as well. See comment:. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a fibroid that is the size of a tomato naturally?

No good data: Although some alternative treatments have been proposed for fibroids, the studies supporting them are small, non-randomized and non-blinded so the evidence that they work is not very good. There are a number of medical treatments that are effective for fibroids. Talk to your doctor about what would work for yours. ...Read more

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Are natural cures for uterine fibroids effective?

Are natural cures for uterine fibroids effective?

Nutritional Rx: Fibroids are a result of high estrogen levels. High estrogen can be caused by excessive carbohydrate intake (via competetive inhibition of glucoronidase enzyme) therefore a low carb diet is beneficial to reduce estrogen and help shrink fibroids. You may also have low iodine, thyroid problems, low progesterone. All of these things should be evaluated. All phytoestrogens should be avoided. ...Read more

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Is there any food or a way out that could dissolve fibroids?How can I shrink them ?My belly is pouched .

Need physician: Nothing you can eat, and no home remedy, will touch fibroids. I'm sorry. Anyone who tells you otherwise is kidding you. If you're symptomatic, they need to be treated; especially we don't want to miss a possible malignancy. ...Read more

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Fibroid (Definition)

A leiomyomata(fibroid) is a smooth muscle growth in the uterus that is rubbery, binds the female hormone estrogen and can grow to "epic" proportions causing distortion of the uterus. They cause bleeding, and burning pain( aka "fireball tumor") as ...Read more