Information and facts on Fibroids / uterine

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Fibroids also called "uterine myomas" are growths that form on the interior muscular wall or exterior of the uterus. They are almost never malignant. The problem may also affect the cervix. It is estimated that 20 to 30% of women get fibroids and asian & african american women are at greater risk. The fibroids usually occur between the ages of 32 to 46 and normally shrink after menopause. It is believed that the hormone estrogen is involved and the problem maybe genetically passed in the family. The fibroids may cause heave and frequent menstrual periods. They can cause infertility, anemia, bleeding between periods, fatigue, and increased vaginal discharge. Fibroids also may be a cause of painful sexual intercourse or cause bleeding to occur after sexual intercourse. This may play a role in sexual dysfunction for women. Other problems that may occur depending  on where the fibroids are located as bowel pain or pressure, bladder problems, and urethra or kidney blockages. Use of oral contraceptives may increase the risk of fibroids. 30% of hysterectomies are  performed to remove fibroids and women considering a hysterectomy should give it careful consideration  if it the operation is needed.


Nutrient / Supplement Importance
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Helpful notes
Coenzyme Q10 10 Improves oxygen flow to tissues and strengthens the immune system and can be found in hormonal balancing supplements works well with reishi mushroom.
Multi-vitamin and Mineral supplement 10 contains vitamin E , vitamin A , vitamin C , manganese, vitamin B complex, calcium, and zinc which all are helpful in both the treatment and the prevention of fibroids as well as good general
balanced health. 
vitamin C 8 C vitamins are essential in increasing the body's immunity and they help to prevent inflammation. They work better when combined with bioflavonoids.
Black Cohosh 10 Native Americans long knew: Black cohosh is an herbal aid for all sorts of female-specific health problems.
Cinnamon 9 traditional medicine for fibroid bleeding
Pyridoxine 8 vitamin B6 needed for hormone regulation and proper fluid balance
vitamin A 8 vitamin A helps boost the immune system and aids in tissue repair. It also works well with vitamin C in a vitamin and mineral supplement.
Carotenoids 8 good natural antioxidants that aid in tissue repair
Zinc 8 this mineral enhances healing and helps with immune system problems that occur with fibroids. (See multi-vitamin supplement)
Reishi  8 herb that helps to stop pelvic inflammation and also may help with emotional tension
Greet tea extract 8 powerful anti oxidant with healing properties
Bioflavonoids 8 has anti-viral properties and helps to increase the body's energy

In many of the women who have them, fibroids may produce no symptoms. The first symptom may be either pain at the beginning of the period or increased menstrual flow. Fibroids normally do not alter the menstrual cycle, but as they grow they may cause increased frequency of urination, bladder displacement, urine retention, and constipation. They can also cause infertility or miscarriage, pain during sexual intercourse, increased vaginal discharge, and, due to the bleeding, anemia. A fibroid sometimes is forced through the cervix, loses its blood supply, and dies, indicated by a foul smelling odor. Fluctuations in levels of estrogen and progesterone, the two main female sex hormones, influence fibroids. Fibroid growth, like that of all uterine tissue, is stimulated by estrogen. Estrogen levels can elevate for a variety of reasons, including excess weight/obesity and the use of estrogen replacement therapy during menopause. After menopause, when a woman's body produces as much as 80% less estrogen, fibroids get smaller. And while all uterine tissue responds to the hormone estrogen, fibroid tissue is extra sensitive to progesterone. Small fibroids may not need treatment, however they should be checked up on a regular basis. Doctors are more likely to treat large and actively growing fibroids that are causing extensive bleeding; surgery and drugs which may have such masculine effects as a deepened voice are the most common issues. Fibroids are normally not  malignant. While herbal treatments used to control bleeding can work quite quickly, those that control hormone levels normally take a little longer and may take up to three months. Formulas help fibroid and related problems by balancing the body's production of estrogen and progesterone, and relieve combinations of symptoms in three to six months of use. You may wish to consult your doctor before using herbal medicine with prescription medications if they have the required expertise.


Other Changes To Make

  • drink 6-8 glasses of steam distilled or filtered water a day

  • eat 50% raw fruits and vegetables (organic is best)

  • nuts, seeds, and whole grains are good

  • juice is good (make your own with a juice machine)

  • do not worry as much about calories as eating the right foods

  • carrot and celery sticks are good to use as a snack

  • a colon cleansing can be very helpful - (do several times each year)

  • do not drink coffee, alcohol, soda pop, other junk food drinks

  • do not eat processed foods white sugar, white flour, etc...

  • use stress relief like going for walks in the park (or the 10/90 rule - see Stress)

  • brown rice is good to eat

  • avoid red meat and animal fats

  • reduce dairy products cheese, milk, and others

  • fast a few days a month

  • get at least 8 hours of sleep 

  • exercise light to moderate amounts

  • avoid artificial sweeteners like Aspartame and NutraSweet

  • do not smoke and avoid second hand smoke

  • do not skip meals - just eat better and not as much at each meal

  • do not chew gum - it can cause you to feel hungry

  • do not watch too much TV try reading a book or something else

All information presented on these web pages is not meant to diagnose, prescribe, or to administer to any physical ailments.
In all matters related to your health please contact a qualified, licensed Medical Consultant or Doctor.
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........Symmetry herbal and nutritional products for Women, Children, and Men includes vitamins, herb supplements, skin care, weight loss, water filters, sport's nutrition, and health maintenance. Giving you and your family an alternative natural way for prevention and healing treatment of disease - also to aid in well being of mind, body, and spirit.