By Jennifer Nevels, NMD

Fibroids are non-cancerous growths that can develop in the uterus. Their development is thought to be caused by a hormonal imbalance. More specifically, estrogen, one of the main hormones produced by the ovaries is typically present in excessive amounts. The estrogen is what actively fuels the fibroids growth.

Treatment strategies revolve around this premise. The ideal situation is to shrink the fibroid(s) if they are small enough or halt their growth. Our hormones are impacted by many things. A healthy diet is very important for several reasons. For this purpose, a diet that contains a lot of vegetables, like broccoli and brussel sprouts and fiber like flax seeds and chia seeds, will help to encourage regular bowel movements, which enhance the elimination of excess estrogen. Also, weight loss is encouraged if it is an issue because of the fat cells ability to dump more estrogen into the body.

Additional options include: Vitamins and Herbal medicines to encourage hormone balance, Acupuncture and Frequency Specific Microcurrent. The conventional medical approach is to start on birth control to keep the hormones lower and fibroid growth steady. Surgery is recommended only if the fibroids are causing other health complications because of their size.

This is information only – NOT medical advice