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Doctor insights on: What Is A Healthy Diet For Women With Fibroids

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Per my blood work, my estrogen level is 7. I got a prscriptn for divigel but my mom had breast cancer 3 yrs ago. Pls advs. Currently in great health for 51. Black female, straight, otr, cdl driver. Hysterectomy 4 yrs ago for fibroids. I get a physica

Per my blood work, my estrogen level is 7.  I got a prscriptn for divigel but my mom had breast cancer 3 yrs ago. Pls advs. Currently in great health for 51.   Black female, straight,  otr, cdl driver.  Hysterectomy 4 yrs ago for fibroids. I get a physica

I : I share your concerns. I do not know what symptoms you are having that you were prescribed Divigel for, but i assume that you are having menopausal symptoms that you are suffering from. My concern with you would be your family history of breast cancer. In addition, there is increased cardiovascular risks in women over 50 and in women who are overweight. I am very concerned that you could have consequences from taking this medication, so please discuss your risk factors with your doctor. My concern with herbal medications is that they carry the same risk with their estrogen-like substances as regular estrogen, so the herbal medication or bio-identicals have not been proven safe in large peer-reviewed studies either. There are other non-hormonal medications that can help menopausal symptoms, such as neurontin, (gabapentin) but there are several others that you can read about or ask your doctor about as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Pam Yoder
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Healthy Diet (Definition)

Pregnant women should eat a balanced, nutritional diet and increase their calorie intake to meet the needs of the developing fetus and their changing bodies. Eating a range of wholesome and nutritious foods during pregnancy is one of the most important things that women can do to ensure the normal development and growth of the fetus, and it can help to prevent prematurity and low birth weight. For the mother, good nutrition helps to prevent anemia, ...Read more


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Past 3 mos. I've been late on cycle. I have no different diet, activity or anything else i'm ttc also getting fibroid surgery is that the cause?

Past 3 mos. I've been late on cycle. I have no different diet, activity or anything else i'm ttc also getting fibroid surgery is that the cause?

Irregular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...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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Does a plant based diet help with fibroids. I have one that's 6 cm and another thats 4cm. It's all genetic! My mom had them when she was younger too! ?

Does a plant based diet help with fibroids. I have one that's 6 cm and another thats 4cm. It's all genetic! My mom had them when she was younger too! ?

Fibroids: There is no evidence to suggest that a plant based diet would help with uterine fibroids. Treatment is based on size, location, symptoms and fertility plans. See an Obgyn so that an individualized treatment plan can be made. ...Read more

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I have pain from my uterine fibroids. If i go on the 1200 calorie diet will my body go into starvation mode?

I have pain from my uterine fibroids. If i go on the 1200 calorie diet will my body go into starvation mode?

Unlikely: Fibroids should not affect your body's response to a diet. If your fibroids are causing pain, you should discuss this with your doctor as there are many treatment options. ...Read more

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I am desperate to have a child, but I have enlarged uterus and fibroids. I am 40 + and have been trying for a long time. Is there anything I can do or eat in my diet which will help with the above. And foods which I should avoid? Thanks for your help!

I am desperate to have a child, but I have enlarged uterus and fibroids.  I am 40 + and have been trying for a long time.  Is there anything I can do or eat in my diet which will help with the above.  And foods which I should avoid?  Thanks for your help!

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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I m 24 weeks pregnant I have 2.8cm fibroid along the left uterine wall. Can i eat the normal diet and dairy product because i m vegetarian?

I m 24 weeks pregnant I have 2.8cm fibroid along the left uterine wall. Can i eat the normal diet and dairy product because i m vegetarian?

Yes.: Shouldn't have any effect on the fibroid, or the pregnancy. Vegetarians do need to see that they get adequate iron, vitamin b12, and omega-3s from non-animal sources, if they don't eat fish. ...Read more

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I'm anemic due to fibroids.I would like to go on a strict vegan diet for a month .To cleanse my body.Is it safe?No meat , eggs, dairy or fish .

Don't do it: Please forgive my frankness. Your body "cleanses" itself. You're an adult, and you know you're not going to get rid of a tumor that's making you bleed by eating only vegetables. You're iron-deficient but you say you're taking your iron pills "from time to time". You owe it to yourself and to those who love you to take real care of your health, restore your iron, and stop reading fantasy websites. ...Read more

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Where is posterior wall subserosal fibroid in female body?

Where is posterior wall subserosal fibroid in female body?

Subserosal fibroids: It is benign tumor on the back of the uterus on the outside covering of the uterus. ...Read more

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What would be a highly effective intervention for fibroids in a childbearing woman?

Don't always treat: Fibroids do not always require treatment especially if they are not causing symptoms such as pain, bleeding or infertility. ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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