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Uterine Fibroids or Myomas

Homeopathic Treatment of Uterine Fibroids or Myomas

The most common solution that conventional treatment, that is, allopathy offers to a patient of uterine fibroids or myomas is surgery, which is usually in the form of hysterectomy i.e. surgical removal of the whole uterus. Occasionally, myomectomy, i.e. removal of only a fibroid, is done - however, in about 50% of the cases, it is seen that the fibroids return within five years after a myomectomy.

Removing the uterus leads to surgically induced menopause, which brings more problems such as the abrupt onset of hot flashes, night sweats, headaches, mood changes, sleep disruption, insomnia, emotional liability, loss of libido or desire for sex, vaginal dryness, weight gain, malaise, acne, unwanted hair growth, a deeper voice and osteoporosis (bone loss). In the end, the lady regrets her decision of going under the surgeon's knife.

If the patient does not opt for surgical removal of uterus, then the allopaths prescribe drug therapy which includes hormonal pills, NSAID's, oral contraceptive pills and so on, which also induce menopausal symptoms, with side effects as mentioned in the previous paragraph.

Many a time, surgical operation / removal can lead to other complications also, for example, bleeding, infection, formation of adhesions (scar tissue) which cause severe pain, infertility, weakened abdominal muscles and so on, which usually requires another surgical intervention / correction - and where the abdominal muscles are already weak, that is also contra-indicated.

However, with homeopathy, the patient can avoid surgery, as well as strong allopathic drug treatment which causes side effects, especially if the homeopathic treatment is begun before the fibroids become too large. The homeopathic remedies not only control the growth of the fibroids, but also slowly and gradually, reduce the size of the existing ones. The homeopathic treatment prevents the complications of fibroids, such as anemia due to prolonged heavy bleeding, urinary problems and so on as well.

Thus, homeopathy is a better option than allopathy for uterine fibroids or myomas. With homeopathic treatment, the lady can avoid a surgical operation and thus continue her household and professional activities and save money, because it is well known that surgery leads to mental, physical, emotional and financial trauma. Homeopathic treatment under a competent homeopathic doctor may take time, but it will avoid all the unwanted complications and will preserve the female's fertility.

Moreover, even if surgery is opted for, homeopathic treatment is highly effective in preventing the formation of adhesions (scar tissue), which is a frequent sequel of myomectomy and hysterectomy.

There are 103 homoeopathic medicines which give great relief in uterine fibroid or myoma. However, the correct choice and the resulting relief is a matter of experience and right judgment on the part of the homeopathic doctor. The treatment and medicines are selected after a thorough case taking of the patient. Thus, homeopathic remedies for uterine myomas or fibroids are designer made unlike allopathy, in which all patients receive the same drugs, i.e. hormonal pills - although trade names may be different.

Some of the homeopathic remedies which may be used in a case of uterine fibroid or myoma under an expert homeopathic doctor are Ustilago maydis, Conium maculatum, Thlaspi bursa pastoris, Hydrastis, Thuja occidentalis, Hydrocotyle, Acidum nitricum, Trillium pendulum, Aurum metallicum, Caulophyllum, Lachesis and so on.

For example, Ustilago is used in cases of fibroids when there is constant aching, referred to the mouth of the uterus, menorrhagia, bleeding on touching, oozing of dark blood for days, with small coagula, with a sensation that everything will come out (uterine prolapse), Conium is used in patients with lancinating pains, induration, scanty menstruation and passage of tissue with clots and so on.

Thus, homeopathy is a safe, effective, natural alternative to (conventional) drugs, hormones and surgery. This is one of the diseases where homoeopathy has been extremely effective in preventing imminent surgery.

For a complete cure, the homeopathic treatment must be taken seriously for about 10 to 15 weeks, depending on the number and size of the uterine fibroids or myomas.

What are Uterine Fibroids or Myomas ?

Uterine fibroid or myoma is a non-cancerous i.e. benign growth in the uterus. They are also called fibromyoma, myofibroma and fibroleiomyoma.

Fibroids vary in size, usually grow slowly and may occur in the wall of the uterus or inside the cavity, in the cervix (the part below the uterus) or at times, even on the outer side of the uterus.

They are usually made up of muscular or fibrous tissue of the uterus and blood vessels.

Uterine fibroids or myomas are extremely common, occuring in 20 to 25% of women by the age of 40 and 50% of women in general and are the most common cause of major surgery in women. They usually develop in women between 30 and 50 years of age.

Homeopathic doctors for treatment of fibroids or myomas or uterus. What is a fibroid or myoma. Homeopathy remedies with cure for fibroid or myoma without surgery.
Causes of Uterine Fibroid or Myoma
  • No one knows what exactly causes fibroids, but their growth appears to depend on increased estrogen hormone levels.
  • Fibroids enlarge during estrogen (hormonal) replacement therapy and pregnancy, because of this.
  • Oral contraceptives are also know to cause fibroids.
Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids or Myomas
  • Patients of fibroids or myoma may not have any symptoms and doctors discover the uterine fibroids on physical examination or ultrasonography.
  • Excessive, heavy, irregular or prolonged bleeding.
  • Uterine heaviness.
  • Pain in the lower abdomen, in general.
  • Painful sexual intercourse.
  • Bloating.
  • Infertility.
  • Abdominal lump / lumps.
  • Frequent urination.
  • Bowel pressure with constant urging for stool.
Complications of Uterine Fibroids or Myomas
  • Anemia due to excessive heavy bleeding.
  • Interference with growth of fetus during pregnancy.
  • Could cause problems during delivery.
  • Severe bleeding or infection.
Lab Investigations in Uterine Fibroids or Myomas
  • Ultrasound of the lower abdomen and pelvis.
Acupressure in Uterine Fibroid or Myoma
  • Cramps that sometimes accompany fibroids may be treated with a kind of 'first aid' acupressure that focuses on specific pressure points for temporary relief of pain.
  • Beneficial points include Spleen 6, Spleen 8, Liver 3, and Conception Vessel 4.
Massage, Yoga & Tai Chi in Fibroids or Myomas

Massage, yoga and tai chi may increase energy flow to the pelvis, which may help shrink fibroids.

Diet and Nutrition in Fibroids or Myomas of Uterus
  • Reducing fat intake and increasing fibre intake will lessen your estrogen production and restore hormonal balance, which may effectively combat fibroid growth.
  • Incorporating more citrus fruits, red onions and leafy vegetables may also be effective against fibroid growth.
  • A high-fibre diet in the case of fibroids will ease difficulty with moving your bowels.
Home Remedies for Uterine Myoma or Fibroid

When fibroids occur on the outside of the uterus (subserous fibroids), you may become aware of a mass on your abdomen. Lying down and placing a hot pack or hot-water bottle on the lower abdomen reduces pain. The hot packs should be applied three times a week, for at least 60 minutes each time.

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