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Natural Medicine for Fibroids

Natural Medicine for Fibroids

Fibroids are typically benign abnormal growths that can develop in or on a woman’s uterus. They are extremely common – according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), around 70 to 80 percent of women will develop fibroids by the age of 50.

Although they are often symptomless, in some cases they can cause severe abdominal pain and heavy periods, leading many women to turn to natural medicine for fibroids treatment.

Types of Fibroids

Fibroids grow in different areas and as such are named according to their location. The different types include:

  • Intramural fibroids – These grow on the lining of the uterus and are the most common fibroid type.
  • Subserosal fibroids – These grow on the outside of the uterus.
  • Pedunculated fibroids – When subserosal fibroids grow a stem, basically a slim base that supports the tumour, they become pedunculated fibroids.
  • Submucosal fibroids – These grow in the inner lining of your uterus. While they’re less common than other types, when they do develop, they can lead to significant menstrual bleeding and problems with conceiving.

When you come to Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic for natural medicine for fibroids, we’ll determine the type of fibroid you have and prescribe an appropriate method of treatment.

Causes and Risk factors

While it’s hard to pinpoint direct causes for the growth of fibroids, it is believed that hormones, family history and pregnancy significantly contribute to their growth in the body. The following factors can also increase susceptibility to developing fibroids:

  • Being over 30 years old
  • Possibly on hormones (oestrogen and progesterone)
  • Heredity
  • Pregnancy
  • Being of African-American descent
  • Being over a certain weight

With the use of natural medicine for fibroids, the naturopaths at Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic may be able to help you by providing relief from the symptoms of fibroids. Make an appointment to learn more about fibroid treatment today.

Symptoms of Fibroids

Fibroids will typically present a variety of symptoms, with symptoms ranging from person to person. Symptoms often depend on the size, location and number of fibroids present, but can include:

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding
  • Heavy bleeding between periods
  • Prolonged periods (seven days or more)
  • Pelvic and/or lower-back pain
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Frequent urination
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty emptying your bladder
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Pressure, fullness, swelling or enlargement of the abdomen

Natural medicine for fibroids aims to provide relief from the pain and discomfort of symptoms. Make an appointment to see how we might be able to assist you.

Discover Natural Medicine for Fibroids Today

At Melbourne Natural Medicine Clinic, we offer both blood and saliva based hormone testing for a range of health issues related to hormonal imbalances. This helps us obtain an accurate assessment of your body’s hormonal composition so we can determine the right treatment option for your fibroids. Contact MNMC today to make an appointment and discover the available options for natural medicine for fibroids.