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What are treatment options for uterine fibroids?

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Dr. Michael Rothman
Internal Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Helen Sandland
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Many

Usually fibroids are small & cause no problems, and do not require treatment.
It is rare for them to be cancerous. Most common symptom is heavier periods, and these can be treated with birth control pill etc. /mirena iucd. , Lupron (leuprolide) can shrink fibroids. Fibroids almost never cause pain-if someone has pain, don't assume it is the fibroid. Surgery if very large or other problems.

In brief: Many

Usually fibroids are small & cause no problems, and do not require treatment.
It is rare for them to be cancerous. Most common symptom is heavier periods, and these can be treated with birth control pill etc. /mirena iucd. , Lupron (leuprolide) can shrink fibroids. Fibroids almost never cause pain-if someone has pain, don't assume it is the fibroid. Surgery if very large or other problems.
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