Fibroids are the masses which are slow growing fibrous tissue and compound of muscle. Some fibroids may cause problem and some fibroids never cause problems. Women suffer from the problem of fibroid. It develops in the muscle layer of the uterine wall. In fact all the fibroids are benign. Usually uterine fibroids or leiomyomas are known as tumor not because they are cancerous but because they are solid masses.
Some fibroids show the symptoms like heavy bleeding, frequent urination, heaviness in the pelvic, infertility, severe cramps and also heavy menstrual bleeding between the periods. The excessive bleeding due to fibroid may result into fatigue and anemia. But many fibroids do not cause any problem.
In many women fibroid may prevent pregnancy also. It blocks the pathway of the sperm. Fibroids also increase the chance of miscarriage during pregnancy and also increase heavy postpartum bleeding. Delivery is obstructed due to large fibroid.
Most frequently fibroids affect the women between the ages of 35 and 45. Sometimes women suffer from other fibroid after the one and even more than 100. Usually half of the women develop fibroids by age 40.
Cause of fibroids is still unknown and it is a mystery also but when there is a changes in the level of hormone estrogen the tumor respond simultaneously. This problem grow when the women take oral contraceptives, or during pregnancy or when the estrogen is plentiful. Women are more prone to develop fibroids due to some other factors also like alcohol, obesity, vitamin B deficiency, high fat diet and high levels of the hormone progesterone. Surgical removal of the uterus is the common treatment for fibroid.
Some of the natural remedies are -
1. Regularly take these supplements once daily for at least 3-4 months. Take 1000-2000 milligrams of vitamin, 400 micrograms selenium, 30 milligrams of zinc. It will help in shrinking the fibroids and thus reduce its affect.
2. Essential oil is also helpful in reducing the affect of this condition. Add several drops of lavender, juniper and rosemary to the sitz bath. It stimulates the circulation of pelvic.
3. Castor oil is also helpful in reducing the affect. The active constituents of the fibroid are absorbed by the skin. Add 5 drops of lavender essential oil to a castor oil pack. It encourages relaxation.
4. Application of poke root oil helps to reduce the tenderness in the lower abdominal due to fibroid. Apply this oil twice a day. It is herbal but don't take it internally as it is highly toxic.