Will you or your loved ones be one of the 21,550 Americans to be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year?
The Center of Disease Control and Prevention reveals that among women in the United States, ovarian cancer is the eighth most common cancer and the fifth leading cause of cancer death, after lung and bronchus, breast, colorectal, and pancreatic cancers. It causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system.
A thorough understanding of the common causes of ovarian cyst can go a long way in terms of prevention and treatment.
Cysts are basically fluid-filled sacs and can form anywhere in the body. The most common types of ovarian cysts are functional cysts. They are further broken down into two types:
1. Follicle cysts – this kind of cyst forms when the sac does not break open to release the egg. The result is the sac keeps growing. There is usually no need to worry though as this most often goes away within 1 to 3 months.
2. Corpus luteum cysts – this cyst usually goes away after a few weeks but can grow to almost 4 inches. Not only that, but it can bleed or twist the ovary and cause pain. It is different from one woman to another and in some cases, the pain is hard to tolerate and certain medications are usually taken for immediate relief. this type of cyst forms if the sac does not dissolve and instead, seals off after the egg is released. Fluid then builds up inside. Although rarely cancerous, be careful as some drugs used to cause ovulation (eg "Clomid" or "Serophene") can raise the risk of getting these cysts.
Having a sufficient and growing knowledge of the common causes of ovarian cyst will help you stay on guard and prevent heart breaking news such as cancer. If you do have an ovarian cyst, what your doctor would probably advise you is to go on hormonal treatment or in some cases, surgery. Both should never be one's only options and there is compelling evidence why.
95.6% of all women who conventionally treat their ovarian cysts ended up worse than when they started. It is far better to treat them naturally.
For starters, take Tylenol for the pain. As long as it's non-steroidal, it's safe. You may also use a heating pad or take a warm shower to relieve the abdominal pressure. You'd be surprised that simple lifestyle changes from drinking more water and herbal teas to cutting back on caffeine take, can go a long way.
And for obvious reasons. Natural treatments are proven to cure ovarian cysts and ensure that they never come back, because they focus more on the root cause, and not just on the symptoms.