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Seven Foods That Shrink Fibroids
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?
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
What kind of herbs should I take to shrink or get rid of fibroids tumors? Any foods to avoid too.?
None.: Fibroids are not affected by anything you eat or avoid eating.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Doctors, may you give me names of fibroids anti-tumour foods or foods that can help shrink tumors? And why is estrogen high on monthly periods? Thanks
Fruit & Veggies: Colorful fruit and veggies are rich in flavonoids which block an important enzyme in estrogen biosynthesis. Even if you're a strict vegan its hard to avoid the hormones in the food supply. Trying to be as close to your ideal weight (cut excess body fat), exercise, and eat healthy (fruits & veggies, limit meat/dairy) will help your fibroid situation alot (and will improve your overall health too!See 1 more doctor answer
Are there any foods, vitamins, or supplements I can take to shrink 2 uterine fibroids? One is 8 inches and the other is 6 inches. Yes or no? Do tell.
No: Food intake, vitamins and supplements will not affect the size of fibroids. These fibroids are large. An Obgyn should evaluate you and give you your treatment options
Dr/gyn, what foods help shrink large fibroids fast? I'll also be having a vertical myomectomy, will it leave a large scar on my belly? Thanks
After menopause: Fibroids usually shrink in size after menopause. They do not often shrink before that time. You can read more about degenerating fibroids here http://www. Fibroidsecondopinion. Com/2013/06/degenerating-fibroid/
Not OTC: Unfortunately no. There are no over the counter remedies to shrink fibroids. Removal still requires surgery and the only way to shrink them (temporarily) are with gnrh agonists (lupron injections, synarel nasal spray) or with embolization therapy (blocking blood vessels to fibroids with beads, done via catheters by radiologist). Menopause will also cause them to shrink but you have quite a wait.See 2 more doctor answers
I HAVE A LARGE FIBROID. IT IS SYMPTOMATIC. I DO NOT WANT SURGERY OR ANYTHING ELSE. WOULD THE FIBROID CONTINUE TO GROW; OR EVENTUALLY WOULD IT SHRINK?
It will not: Shrink and depending on the large size, surgery is a viable option.
Absolutely: Most patients with fibroids need no treatment. When the fibroids cause symptoms such as heavy bleeding, severe pain or pressure, or changes in bowel and bladder it is time to seek some treatment. Surgery, is the most common choice but pseudo-surgical options such as uterine artery embolization, focused mri-ultrasound beam, cryotherapy or radio frequency can help. Iud, pills, and injections help.See 3 more doctor answers
Various: There is no medication to help fibroids shrink permanently. Medications like lupron, (leuprolide) depoprovera, etc may temporarily shrink the masses but their action is time limited. The only way to completely remove them is surgery. However, there are ways to destroy them without surgery as well. These include uterine artery embolization, ultrasound destruction, hysteroscopy if in the cavity.See 1 more doctor answer
Variable: Reduction in size for fibroids is desirable although that is not the basis for treatment. Symptoms are why someone with fibroids is treated. The most common symptoms with fibroids are heavy bleeding, pelvic pain, and increased urinary frequency. If you're post-menopausal, bleeding no longer an issue. Other 2 should start to go away over time; if not you could consider uterine fibroid embolization.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Hi. I have anterior, subserosal fibroid 5.8 cms. I'm 50 years old perimenopausal. Will it shrink later on or shud I hv it removed? Ty
Will shrink: Fibroids usually shrink in size after menopause. If you do not have other symptoms related to the fibroids you do not need to have these removed. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.
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:.See 1 more doctor answer
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