What are Fibroids
Fibroids are abnormal growths in the uterus. They are sometimes referred to as uterine fibroids, myomas, and leiomyomas. Fibroids are not cancerous or life threatening, but they can sometimes cause complications and health problems.
Fibroids form in and around the uterine walls. They’re made of muscle and other tissues. They may be as tiny as a seed or grow larger than a tennis ball. You may have multiple fibroids or just one. Doctors don’t know exactly what causes fibroids. Having overweight or obesity increases your risk, as does having low levels of some types of nutrients.
Can natural treatments help with fibroids?
In many cases, fibroids shrink and disappear without treatment. However, if a person experiences bothersome or severe symptoms, a doctor may recommend treatment, which includes birth control pills or surgery.
Some medications can shrink fibroids, but they often result in adverse side effects. For this reason, doctors typically only prescribe drugs for short term use or in preparation for surgery.
There are 2 essential steps to treating fibroids naturally:
- Reduce your estrogen overload
Estrogen overload is a theory about a metabolic state where the level of estrogen outweighs the level of progesterone in the body. This is said to be caused by a decrease in progesterone without a subsequent decrease in estrogen. If estrogen levels are too high, it can lead to fibroid development and growth, and if you don’t have sufficient progesterone, the body can’t stop the growth.
Progesterone not only limits the effects of estrogen on fibroids, but it also can deter their growth and may limit their size. In order for your body to process estrogen it requires a two step detoxification process through your digestive system and liver? Your liver requires several minerals, vitamins and protein to help bind to oestrogen and excrete it through the digestive system.
As your digestive system is a key organ for oestrogen elimination, it’s also important that you pay attention to the health of your microbiome which encompasses thousands of bacterial species. An unhealthy microbiome can allow dysbiotic (bad) bacteria to thrive, displacing beneficial bacteria and creating symptoms of poor digestive health.
If you experience signs of poor gut health such as constipation, loose bowel motions, bloating or gas it could be contributing to your oestrogen excess.
Here are Five Steps To Reduce Oestrogen Excess
- Eat Phytoestrogen Rich Foods
- Reduce Your Alcohol Intake
- Eat Magnesium Rich Foods along Kiko Hormone Balancing Capsules
- Eat Cruciferous Vegetables Regularly
- Aim for 30 g of fibre per day
- Improve your lymphatic drainage
Getting rid of the toxic matter that accumulates in the body is one of the most important ways to stay healthy. The human body consists of many organs and glands that are supposed to excrete toxins from the body. This system of organs and glands is called the lymphatic system.
The lymphatic system doesn’t have its own active pumping system and it needs the body’s movement, breathing, intestinal activity, and muscle action to create flow and push the toxins out of the body. Below are 4 ways to help create flow in your lymphatic system and remove toxins from your body.
- Avoid Wearing Tight Clothes
- Drink Herbal Tea
- Avoid genetically modified foods