Here on this website, I am going to tell you about how to shrink fibroids naturally within three months.
I would like to start this step-by-step fibroids treatment plan with one very famous quotation by Dr. C. Everett Koop,
“The Best Prescription Is KNOWLEDGE.”
National Institute Of Health (NIH) recommends every patient to know the treatment process. Finding out about your condition is a good place to start. You can contact group of people that having the same condition like you, you can look for books in the local library or you can research on the internet about your condition. I am really glad you followed the right direction and decided to learn about how to shrink fibroids.
However, finding knowledge about your condition is not an obvious task. With the emergence of the internet, many sites are offering their point of view on different conditions and diseases. Although, many of them providing valuable information while other sites are providing misleading and unreliable information.
FibroidsRemoval has been created for all those fibroids patients who decided to include education and research as an integral part of their treatment process. Along with essential knowledge about fibroids, I will also educate you with surgical & non-surgical treatments for uterine fibroids. I will make sure to include all those natural remedies that can help shrink fibroids naturally.
What You Will Find In This Site:
The information you are going to find on this website organized in four parts.
The Part 1 will cover basic information about fibroids such as a brief overview of fibroids, its symptoms, what causes them and much more. The aim of putting this section in this site is to EDUCATE fibroids patients so that they can use the best treatment as per their convenience.
The Part 2 will cover different treatment options you have when it comes to treating fibroids. This section will contain pros and cons of various surgical, non-surgical and alternative treatments options.
The Part 3 will contain a 4-step natural treatment plan that can shrink fibroids naturally. In these four steps, you will learn how to adopt some lifestyle and dietary changes that can shrink fibroids to the level where they don’t become painful.
The Part 4 will contain my story, and I will tell you how I treated my fibroids without any medicines or surgical option. In this part, I will also show you my fibroids treatment kit to shrink my 7.5 cm fibroid.
Finally, I will also include a bonus section. And in this bonus section, you will discover a brief overview of a holistic program that helped me a lot in treating my fibroids. If you are researching about fibroids for some time, then you definitely heard the name of this holistic fibroids treatment plan called “Fibroids Miracle” by Amenda Leto.
That was it, now first start educating yourself with fibroids.
Part 1 – Essentials About Fibroids:
In this section you will learn:
- What Are Uterine Fibroids?
- Who Can Get Fibroids?
- Symptoms Of Uterine Fibroids
- Does Fibroids Affect Pregnancy
- Diagnosis of fibroids
1.1 What Are Uterine Fibroids?
Medically known as Leiomyomata (singular: leiomyoma), fibroids are nodules of small muscle cells that develop within the uterus (womb). They can either grow in single nodule or clusters. They vary in sizes from 1 mm to 20 cm (8 Inches) in the diameter.
Fibroids can grow within the wall of the uterus, or they grow in the interior cavity before coming to the outer surface.
Factors that trigger the development of fibroids are unknown. Many studies were conducted on the factors of fibroids, but they don’t have anyother studies that support their claims.
Some studies showed that black-skin women are on three to four times higher risk of obtaining fibroids than white women. Fibroids very seldom seem in young women who have not begun menarche (menstruation). Fibroids can also stabilize and shrink in women who passed menopause.
Fibroids are most commonly diagnosed tumor in the female pelvis. It is important to know these are benign tumors that are not associate with cancer. They don’t cause Cancer, nor they don’t increase the risk of uterine Cancer.
No one knows how many women are suffering from fibroids because most women are living with fibroids within their body without any pain and symptoms. If fibroids are not causing any pain then no treatment is required for them, other than regular body examination.
1.2 Who Is At Risk Of Getting Fibroids:
No risk factors found in women who have fibroids other than being a female in their reproductive age.
Some studies have discovered women who have two healthy children are on less risk of getting fibroids as compare to women who don’t have any children. It is difficult to say whether children protects women from developing fibroids or fibroids contributes to infertility.
Obese women are at higher risk of obtaining fibroids. However, several studies failed to confirm this. Smokers and users of contraceptives are on less risk of getting fibroids. However, it is important to know; smoking causes many serious health hazards that are much more dangerous than fibroids.
1.3 Symptoms Of Uterine Fibroids:
Many women are having fibroids in their bodies but they don’t experience any pain or symptoms. If fibroids are less than 1 mm in diameter than most of the time no treatment is needed. Fibroids are usually found in Gynecologic examination and during prenatal care.
Some women experience fibroids symptoms such as excessive or painful bleeding during menstruation. Other common fibroids symptoms include: painful sexual intercourse, feeling fullness in the lower abdomen, and lower back pain.
Some women also experienced reproductive symptoms such as spontaneous abortion, early onset of labor during pregnancy. In some rare cases, fibroids prevent fertilization as well.
1.4 Does Fibroids Affect Pregnancy?
Studies showed that Submucosal fibroids (located in the endometrial cavity of the uterus) cause the greatest problem in conceiving and also have the strongest link in reducing the rate of maintaining a pregnancy.
The main factor that determines if fibroids tumor affect pregnancy is LOCATION. It is observed that women have 70% less chance of getting pregnant that have submucosal fibroids.
Usually, doctors recommend the surgical removal of submucosal fibroids before attempting assisted reproductive techniques such as In Vitro Fertilization (IVF).
Intramural and subserosal fibroids can also adversely affect women’s ability to get pregnant if they are located close to where fallopian tubes are attached to the uterus. They can cause blockage of tubes.
1.5 Diagnosis Of Fibroids:
A diagnosis of fibroids is suggested to a woman according to symptoms she describes or doctor finds an enlarged, irregular uterus during a pelvic examination.
Doctors usually suggest an ultrasound to find if there are any fibroids or enlarged uterus is because of other more worries situation such as ovarian cancer.
If the uterus is large, but it is soft then excluding the possibility of pregnancy is important. Most of the time, fibroids are seen in the ultrasound because ultrasound is the best way to look at the ovaries.
Ultrasound is highly suggested for diagnosis because it is cheap, easily available and there is no exposure to x-rays.
Initially, a transvaginal ultrasound is suggested (in which an ultrasound transducer device is put into the vagina) which gives the best view of fibroids because fibroids usually are in the middle of the pelvis and next to the vagina.
In case, if the fibroid is so large that it goes outside the uterus then transabdominal ultrasound is suggested. In this type of ultrasound, the transducer device is put against the stomach. It is required for women to have a full bladder before going through transabdominal ultrasound.
Part 2 – Surgical, Non-Surgical & Alternative Treatment
In this section you will learn:
- Surgical Treatments
- Non-Surgical Treatments
- Alternative Treatment
When it comes to surgical options then there are few different options such as: Myolysis, Uterine Artery Embolization, Endometrial Ablation, Myomectomy and Hysterectomy.
Laparoscopic Myomectomy and Myolysis:
Laparoscopic Myomectomy and Myolysis are two recent approach that offers minimally invasive options for women who already gone through major abdominal surgery.
Both these approaches work best in dealing with subserosal fibroids (ones that are closer to the outer surface of the uterus).
Laparoscopic Myomectomy removes fibroids from the uterus then repair myometrium by sewing (suturing) it together. However, in Myolysis, a large fiber or needle is used to deliver an electric current to destroy fibroids in the uterus.
In both these methods, fibroids can reoccur again because both these procedures are removing fibroids, not controlling or treating the reproduction of fibroids. Additionally, only one or two subserosal fibroids are treated from these procedures while others fibroids remain untreated at the time of surgery.
Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE):
In many websites and eBooks, Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE) also referred to as Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE). This is another minimal invasion treatment for fibroids removal.
The main idea behind this surgical procedure is to temporarily block off blood supply to the uterus until fibroids are destroyed and normal myometrium is able to recover.
The embolization technique is being used for many years to treat emergencies such as uterine bleeding, the bleeding cause after the childbirth and bleeding that occurs during abnormal pregnancies.
The first ever embolization treatment done for uterine fibroids was in 1995.
If we talk about the procedure, then embolization is very much similar to cardiac catheterization. The UAE procedure takes place with the fluoroscopy equipment that assists in taking X-ray pictures.
A cut of less than half an inch is made where legs meet the trunk. This allows the artery to be viewed and a long thin tube called catheter is being inserted into the blood vessel with the X-ray guidance.
This catheter goes into the right and left side of the uterine arteries and release sand-like pellets (known as embolic agents) to block off blood supply into the uterus.
These pellets are usually made with trisacryl gelatin microspheres (TGM) and polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and designed in such a way to remain in blood permanently.
The UAE procedure normally takes somewhere between an hour and patient receive local anesthesia or numbing medication for relaxation and pain relief during the procedure. The goal is to keep the patient awake and relaxed.
Life-threating issues have been reported following the UAE but they are rare. In the initial studies comparing the patients going through traditional surgeries and patients undergoing UAE, it is reported that the risk of complications that can occur from traditional surgeries are higher as compare to complications that can happen from UAE.
Endometrial Ablation is the treatment that used to control fibroids-related bleeding. In this procedure, fibroid is ignore in the uterus but the uterine lining is being destroyed. When there is no uterine lining then there is nothing to bleed even in the presence of fibroids.
The procedure of destroying the uterine lining is minimally-invasive. Following the Endometrial Ablation, women who begin with normal uterine cavity has no menstrual bleeding.
Endometrial Ablation is not recommended for those women who desire future pregnancy. This is because, the goal of endometrial ablation is to destroy the entire endometrium, including the basalis layers, so the normal lining will not grow back. The removal of basalis is the main reason why Endometrial Ablation works great in controlling bleeding.
Women keep on using birth control after the ablation. This is because destroying the lining doesn’t mean egg and sperm will not join together and produce a pregnancy. It just creates a less optimal environment for pregnancy to appear inside the uterus.
Abdominal Myomectomy is one of the major and common surgical procedure to remove fibroids. In this procedure, fibroids are removed from the uterus and the uterus is repaired back.
This procedure is also advantageous for women who have big fibroids or too many fibroids tumors. It is also beneficial for women who desire to get pregnant in the future.
However, the problem with this procedure, just like every surgical procedure is, they remove fibroids that are present at the time of surgery and they do nothing to stop fibroids from coming back.
Some studies proved that Myomectomy has a greater risk of surgical morbidity (a term that is used to define bad side effects of surgery except death) than hysterectomy.
Another very crucial to know about abdominal myomectomy is, this surgical procedure does violate many principles of a traditional surgery, that is the reason this surgery should only be performed by surgeons with good experienced of this procedure.
Two major complications that can occur in this surgical procedure are postoperative infections and blood clots.
To minimize the risk of postoperative infections, many surgeons provide antibiotics through IV before surgery starts.
Another issue is the risk of blood clots in the legs. However, these clots become really dangerous when they break off and move towards lungs. Surgeons adopt many strategies to stop blood clots such as injections of blood-thinning agents.
Why any woman would choose hysterectomy when there are so many alternatives to remove fibroids? For women with fibroids have several reasons. Biggest of all is, hysterectomy is the only surefire surgical way that solves the problem of recurrent fibroids. It is often the last choice for many women.
If any woman doesn’t want to get pregnant in the future and want to get rid of fibroids permanently then hysterectomy is the only choice.
Hysterectomy cures many problems that coexist with fibroids such as endometrial polyps, adenomyosis, etc.
In some cases, hysterectomy is the best option to remove fibroids. However, hysterectomy is the major surgical option that may require patients to stay in the hospital for a couple of days.
Depending on the size of the uterus, a hysterectomy requires at least a vaginal incision. However, women with fibroids need one or more abdominal incisions.
Some studies showed that vaginal hysterectomies create fewer complications than abdominal hysterectomies. Anyhow, some side effects of this surgery are weight gain, sexual dysfunction, urinary issues, and pelvic pressure. However, these side effects are rare and most women who go through this surgical procedure are happy with their decision.
But as I said, this is the last choice for many women. Now these days, science has made great progress in the medical field and researchers have come up with natural remedies to shrink fibroids. I suggest you to first try out natural treatment methods and if they don’t work then think about this surgical method.
Medical Treatments For Uterine Fibroids:
All the medical treatment for uterine fibroids are focused on hormonal therapy. This is because fibroids are hormone-dependent tumors, and estrogen is directly involved in the growth and increase of these tumors in the body.
The main purpose of medical treatment is to reduce the size and number of these tumors while reducing the symptoms as well. Additionally, the aim of medical treatment is to avoid surgery and complications that come along with any surgical operation.
When it comes to medical treatment for uterine fibroids, then many doctors recommend GnRH agonists. Other than that there are some other medical treatments such as GnRH antagonists, and aromatase inhibitors.
Let’s take a brief look at these medical treatments for fibroids:
GnRH agonists are a peptide hormone consists of ten amino acids. GnRH agonists are very frequently used as a preoperative treatment.
The main effect of GnRH agonists on uterine fibroids is a reduction in fibroids numbers, improvement in uterine bleeding and also normalizing hemoglobin.
However, the long use of GnRH agonists can cause hypoestrogenic state, bone demineralization and ovarian deficiency symptoms along with some other side effects such as mood swings, depression, and osteoporosis.
Its suggested that the use of GnRH agonists should not exceeded for more than six months. And some clinical studies demonstrated that fibroids return to its original size once treatment stops.
GnRH antagonist is a class of GnRH, and its purpose is to stop the secretion of gonadotropin. Fibroids don’t grow back after using these drugs as compared to GnRH agonists.
GnRH antagonist helps in reduction of fibroids volume and improve uterine bleeding. GnRH antagonist is also beneficial for maintaining bone density.
However, studies on the effect of GnRH antagonist are very limited. Additionally, GnRH antagonist drugs are expensive and require daily injection. Considering all these things, GnRH antagonist is not suitable for long-term use. Additionally, there is no significant advantage of using GnRH antagonist over GnRH agonists, so its usage is very limited.
The main purpose of an aromatase inhibitor is to inhibit aromatase, which is estrogen synthase that converts androgen hormone to estrogen and also increases the production of estrogen.
An aromatase inhibitor is widely used for the treatment of breast cancer. For uterine fibroids treatment, letrozole (one of the aromatase inhibitor) inhibits aromatase and stops the production of estrogen. This leads to a reduction in uterine fibroids and also reduce symptoms.
It is reported many times that with the use of aromatase inhibitor for three months, fibroids shrunk significantly. But its effects are not much different than GnRH agonists. At present, its use is limited.
What I Think About Medical & Surgical Treatments?
Although surgical and medical treatments regarded as the uterine fibroids treatment, but it is important to also consider natural treatment options according to your fibroids size, location, and future pregnancy plans.
GnRH agonists recognized as the hormone therapy that has been well evaluated. However, the long-term use is difficult. This is why you should also consider the 4-step natural treatment plan that I shared below.
If you are looking for how to shrink fibroids naturally then the best option you have is the selecting any one of the alternative treatments. Alternative treatment is the combination of lifestyle changes that shrink fibroids naturally in the body.
What are alternative treatments? National Institute of Health (NIH) defines them as “a group of diverse health care systems, practices, products, and procedures that are not the part of the conventional medicines.”
Huge numbers of scientists are testing these alternative treatments (often called natural therapies) to find the treatment of different diseases and illness.
Just because we don’t know something how it works doesn’t mean it is ineffective. The biggest example of Aspirin is in front of us. How and why it works was found a hundred years after it was promoted for sale. But the bark of the willow tree from which aspirin derived was used as a ‘natural therapy’ since many decades before someone came to know about prostaglandin synthesis.
Similarly, there are many natural therapies available in the world that can shrink fibroids naturally. In fact, my sole purpose for writing this guide was to help you understand how to shrink fibroids using these effective natural therapies.
These effective natural therapies have been used widely by many doctors and practitioners who mentioned the benefits of these natural therapies in their publications.
Alternative and natural therapies play an important role in treating fibroids. However, further testing is necessary to sort out safe and effective natural therapies from bad ones.
In the next section, I am going to share a 4-step natural treatment method that can reduce the fibroids volume and improve your overall health.
Part 3 – Natural Treatment Of Fibroids:
I included this section separately in this section because I treated my 8 cm fibroid with the help of natural remedies and smoothies I am going to share in this section.
This section will also include a 4-step treatment plan that is very effective in treating fibroids. Additionally, you will find my tea recipe that helped in shrinkage of fibroids.
Keep in mind this is not a green tea. This tea is especially designed to shrink fibroids. It contains a miracle herb that targets fibroids and shrinks them.
Part 4 – How I Treated Fibroids (My Story):
There is no better way to learn about fibroids than learning from the person who actually defeated fibroids. In this section, I am going to share my story on how I treated my fibroids. I am sure this section will clear your doubts about how to get rid of fibroids naturally.
How Can You Treat Fibroids Naturally? A 4-Step Treatment:
This 4-step natural treatment is the combination of Ayurvedic home remedy, foods that lower estrogen, castor oil packs and herbal tea that shrink fibroids.
Step 1 – Ayurvedic Home Remedy:
Ayurvedic home remedies are known to cure many diseases and illness in the body. These remedies used by people all over the world especially in Asian countries such as India, UAE, Pakistan, China, Sri Lanka, etc.
When it comes to fibroids, then there is a home remedy that shrinks fibroids by reducing the level of estrogen in the body.
To prepare this home remedy you need:
- A glass of milk
- Turmeric powder (1 tablespoon)
- Coriander powder (1 tablespoon)
- Triphala powder (1 tablespoon)
Milk or dairy products are not bad for women with fibroids. If your doctor suggests you to avoid milk, then you can replace milk with water. Or if you are vegetarian, then you can replace cow milk with almond milk. It is best to use organic milk for this remedy.
All these ingredients have their own importance in this juice. For example, Turmeric reduces inflammation in the body, Coriander purifies blood and Triphala (an Ayurvedic herb) rejuvenates the body.
Note: You will find these ingredients easily on Amazon or from any herbal store.
- Take a glass of a warm milk
- Add one tablespoon of each turmeric powder, coriander powder, and Triphala powder.
- Mix it well and drink it two times a day.
Step 2 –Best Foods For Fibroids:
I have received many queries regarding what foods to include in the diet for women that have fibroids. So I am going to show you the top ten foods that should be part of your diet if you are going through this issue:
Foods That You Should Include In Diet:
There is no clear reason for what causes fibroids, but many scientists found fibroids in women that have a high level of estrogen hormone. So the best foods are those that lower estrogen. These are:
Omega 3 Rich Eggs/Free Range Eggs – These are a great source of protein, and they come from hens which are originally raised.
Gluten-Free Grains – Some example of gluten-free grains are brown wheat, gluten-free oats, buckwheat, millet, etc. They are rich in vitamins, minerals and the right amount of carbs that shrink fibroids.
Garlic – Many scientific studies proven garlic contains anti-oxidant properties.
Lentils & Legumes – These are top fiber sources and promote hormone balance.
Green Leaf Veggies – Green leaf veggies contain anti-inflammatory properties, and they are rich in Vitamin K which control blood clotting and menstrual bleeding. They also improve liver functions which are essential in preventing estrogen dominance, and it’s symptoms like fibroids.
Flaxseed/Flaxseed Oil – These balance estrogen in the body and helps shrink fibroids in your body. Use two tablespoons of flaxseed in your meal or one tablespoon of flaxseed oil. It has essential fatty acids that shrink fibroids.
Cruciferous Vegetables – Some excellent example of cruciferous vegetables are broccoli, cabbage, etc. that balance estrogen level and detoxify your liver.
Beta Carotene Rich Foods – Some examples of these carotene-rich foods are carrot, kale, spinach, etc. that promotes the growth of healthy tissues and shrink fibroids.
Iron-Rich Foods – Sometimes fibroids leads to excessive blood loss during menstruation period. The best way to overcome the excessive loss of iron is to include iron-rich foods in your diet.
Fish – Tuna and salmon help calm swollen tissue. Additionally, fish contains fatty acids that help in lessening the inflammation of the fibroids. The oil contains in the fish helps in shrinking fibroids.
Step 3 – Castor Oil Pack To Shrink Fibroids:
Castor Oil Pack is a home remedy that is very effective in shrinking fibroids. This is one of the treatment that I personally use to shrink fibroids. So, if you have fibroids and looking for something that can shrink your fibroids, then you should apply this home remedy.
What Do You need?
- Hot water bottle or heating pad
- Plastic Bowl that can be cover or contain a lid to shut it
- Cotton cloth (an old cotton t-shirt will work as well)
- Jamaica Black Castor Oil
How To Make Treatment?
First, fold the cotton into something like this
Make sure it has enough length to cover the front belly region.
Then, put the castor oil on it. Make sure you put enough castor oil to cover it. See the pic below:
Fold the cotton cloth and squeeze it from its sides. Then put the pack into the plastic bowl, cover it and put it into the microwaves oven for 20-25 seconds. If you don’t have microwaves oven, then put the castor oil pack into the plastic bowl containing hot water for 2-3 minutes.
When you take it out from the microwaves oven, then allow the castor oil pack to allow down. Touch it and make sure it is not hot before applying it to your skin.
Once it is warm and ready to apply on the skin then unfold it. Lay down on the bed and put the pack on your fibroids. If you don’t know where your fibroids are located then contact me I will let you know. For most women, it is two to four inches below the belly button depending on the height.
To use the castor oil pack, you have to unfold it and place it over your fibroids. Now massage the pack for two to three minutes and place the hot water bottle or heating pad to cover it. Leave it there for an hour.
Use this remedy for 2-3 times of a week. If it is too much for you, then use at least one or twice a week.
When you are done, remove the pack and fold it again, put it into the plastic bowl, cover it and put it into the refrigerator. This castor oil pack is good for 14 days. After that, you have to re-create this castor oil pack.
Step 4 – Herbal Tea:
So this is the herbal tea that I used myself to shrink my fibroids. The preparation of this tea is easy, and you need only one ingredient that is called ‘Dandelion.’
Dandelion is the herb that treats infection, especially viral infection and inflammation in the body. Dandelion promotes healthy liver and treats constipation (a leading reason for hemorrhoids).
You can get a two-ounce bag of dandelion root from Amazon in $7. Many herbal stores also have dandelion root so you can get from there as well.
- Put one cup of water into the bowl and put it on the strove.
- Open the fire, and put two tablespoons of the dandelion root into the bowl
- Cover the bowl with the lid and keep it there for 15 minutes
- After 15 minutes, turn off the fire and leave the bowl on the stove for 10 minutes
- Once done, you can strain it and drink the tea.
You can add sugar or anything, but it is good to drink it natural and don’t add anything.
I think I have provided enough information in this website that helped you to treat your fibroids. If you have any question about how to shrink fibroids then feel free to message me and I try to answer your queries as soon as possible.
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