Fibroid tumor, also known as uterine fibroid or myoma is a common medical problem associated with women of age range of 35-40 years. They are defined as the benign tumor containing fibrous tissue and can be found in the uterus. Fibroid tumors usually grow up to the size of walnuts and are very uncomfortable for women as they cause extra pressure on the womb. Such tumors can often be noticed in a clump!
Fibroid tumors are generally classified into four groups based on their exact location in the uterus. Intramural fibroids are the most common and grow within the uterus wall. Fibroids located beneath the mucosal layer of the uterus are referred as Subserosal fibroids. Another one called Submucosal fibroids usually can be found inside the muscle underneath the inner lining of the womb wall. Cervical fibroids are again referred to those located in the cervix wall. This classification has been made mainly to identify the possible symptoms of fibroids like painful periods or bleeding, constipation, pain during intercourse and so on.
Causes and symptoms: Fibroid tumor or uterine fibroids are generally considered as asymptomatic, i.e. symptom-less. Even the factors which cause fibroids; they are also unknown. Under such circumstances, the only matter of relief is their harmlessness! Recent medical studies, though found excess of estrogen as one of the factors responsible for fibroids in women, especially during their menopausal years.
Natural remedies: Being harmless fibroids tend to disappear by itself after the menopausal state. However, they cause severe discomfort if grown larger and that is why women usually try to get rid of them with the help of surgery. If you are a fibroid patient and thinking to free yourself by operation like others, I would suggest you to try first the following natural remedies of fibroids:
1. Nettle leaves: In order to treat the fibroids use of nettle leaves would be helpful. For this soak up few nettle leaves in water while maintain a ratio of 1:10 for some time. Then drink it 2-3 times a day. You can use nettle roots too as a natural remedy for fibroids. Take one teaspoon of it and boil it in one cup of water for five minutes. Drink this solution 2-3 times a day for about one month.
2. Chamomile Flowers: Soak one teaspoon of the chamomile flowers in one glass water. Use of this solution 2-3 time a day will be very helpful.
3. Chasteberry: In order to treat uterine fibroids effectively, take five to ten chasteberry regularly along with other foods. It would help you by reducing the excess of estrogen that is believed to be the cause of fibroids.
4. Grape seeds: Make a paste by crushing few grape seeds and add it to 250 ml of water. Thereafter, boil the mixture for half an hour; strain and drink it 2-3 times a day for six months.
Likewise, motherwort, red clover, echancia, etc are also proven to be very useful natural remedies while treating the fibroid tumors at home. Moreover, you have to follow a healthy diet in order to treat it naturally. Eat more of fresh fruits and vegetables to control the excess of estrogen as well to balance hormones. Do regular exercises to stay active. You can also eat more fishes, especially salmon, tuna, etc.