Ovarian cysts affect a lot of women. It is a very serious disease because once you have it you can never be completely cured. You will always have some of the symptoms for the rest of your life.
You can control the disease and it is important to do what you can to keep it in remission so that is does not get worse and worse.
Awareness is very important for this reason. Many women develop ovarian cysts and do not know it. This means that the situation is allowed to worsen while they do nothing to treat it.
Not knowing will cost these women valuable time in fighting the disease and can be the difference in a good recovery and a lifetime of suffering with symptoms or worse.
If left undetected and untreated, ovarian cysts can lead to ovarian cancer. That is why it is critical that women are tested for these cysts on a regular basis so that they are detected before they turn into cancerous cells.
If detected early, the cysts can be controlled and the cancer prevented. Once the cancer takes hold, however, it is a long and difficult and not always successful process to treat it.
This brings back the old saying about the ounce of prevention being worth more than the pound of cure. And it could not be truer than in the case of ovarian cysts.
Often the first warning a woman will have that she has ovarian cysts is when one or more of them ruptures. This will lead to symptoms like:
1) Bleeding when you are not having you period.
2) Pelvic region pain, often a throbbing that is worse and more intense than cramps.
3) Irregular menstrual cycles.
4) Frequent urination often accompanied by painful urination or painful bowel movements.
5) Morning sickness without pregnancy.
6) Weight gain.
7) Tender breasts.
If you have experienced any of these symptoms you should immediately make an appointment to see you doctor.
It is well worth getting checked to find out what the cause is because it could be ovarian cysts or something else equally serious.
If your doctor determines that you have ovarian cysts, you need to move forward on a method of treatment right away. Luckily you have a lot of different options and your doctor can help you decide which one is right for your situation.
If the cysts are serious, there is the option of surgery. This is the traditional treatment method and it is effective at getting rid of the current cysts, but does nothing to prevent new ones from emerging. And as with any surgery there are inherent risks involved.
Regardless of whether or not you need to undergo the surgery there are other things you should do to help manage the cysts and take care of yourself. These include:
1) Eating a healthy and balanced diet. Your body’s immune system is much better at fighting when it is well fueled.
2) Avoid excess red meat and dairy, as moderation of these foods is better for your health.
3) Drink eight glasses of water a day as well as herbal teas to help flush toxins from your system.
4) Get plenty of sleep and exercise.
None of the radical treatments but they are all ways to make your body healthier and less susceptible to cancers.