tumors (commonly called uterine fibroids) are benign growths
within the walls of the uterus.
Fibrocystic tissue can also develop in the breasts.
women are unaware that they may have fibroids unless other
procedures or examinations incidentally find them.
tumors in the uterus are sensitive to estrogen in the body.
The more estrogen, or estrogen like (xenoestrogen) substances
in your body, the more the fibroids will grow.
percent of the women over 30 in the United States have fibroid
aren't necessarily a health risk, they very rarely are
cancerous, and unless they are causing an extreme amount of
bleeding, or infertility, the fibroids don't necessarily need
to be surgically removed. If surgery is required, it isn't
always necessary to remove the uterus.
In the years preceding menopause, there are large fluctuations
in the hormonal levels of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.
These fluctuations can have differing effects, depending on
which hormone is up, down or just out of balance with the
others. It is common to find that women who experience
fibroid tumors have estrogen dominance (a term coined
by Dr. John Lee, MD) in relation to their progesterone, thus
promoting the growth of the fibroid. Dr.
Lee advises, in chapter 16 of his book, "What Your Doctor
May Not Tell You About Pre-menopause" to balance the
estrogen with progesterone.
It is also a known fact that fibroid tumors atrophy (get
smaller and smaller) as estrogen levels drop after menopause.
and supporting your female system is vital to having success
in reducing the size of, or eliminating the fibroid.
Using herbal tinctures and teas that cleanse the liver and
support the female system are recommended.
herbs Vitex, Red Raspberry, Lady's Mantle, and Yarrow ( all
traditionally used for the female system) will help to bring
your body back into balance.
guidance from an herbalist or a naturopathic physician for
the proper doses and usage of these wonderful herbs.
your intake of dairy, red meats (non-organic), coffee (non-organic)
and increasing the amounts of fiber in vegetables (organic)
is extremely important.
there is pain involved with the Fibroids, then Dr. Casey's
castor oil packs several times per week for 30 minutes will
the liver and exercise will help the body to get rid of the
excess estrogen and other toxins in the body that may be interfering
with your balance.