Uterine fibroid is spreading like wildfire among Nigerian women folk, causing different problems as well.
Fibroid grow due to a combination of factors, such as your lifestyle, hereditary issues, the environment around you and what you eat.
Uterine fibroids are a medical condition that are quite commonly found in women over the age of 30. Although lot of younger women are being afflicted with fibroids today.
In fact, in evaluations of women over 50, 80 out of 100 women have uterine fibroids, though they often go unnoticed.
Though a large percentage of women suffer from uterine fibroids, doctors are actually unsure of what causes them to occur. What they do know however, is that estrogen and progesterone, both female hormones, contribute to the growth of the fibroids.
This means that the hormones will start to grow during the years a woman has a menstrual cycle, because it is during these years the the body produces the highest levels of these hormones. Generally, after menopause occurs and your body produces lower levels of progesterone and estrogen, the fibroids will begin to shrink and any symptoms that have occurred from the hormones will subside.
Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids
While many women will never even know that they have uterine fibroids because the condition often exhibits no symptoms, there are some women that will experience certain effects from the fibroids presence. Symptoms of uterine fibroids include:
A sensation of fullness or pressure in the abdominal area
Excessive bleeding during menstruation
Excessive length of menstruation
Extreme cramping during menstruation
Lower back pain
A frequent urge to urinate
Conventional treatments have very little to offer fibroid sufferers, mainly because they do not address the root causes.
On the other hand, natural treatment for fibroid can be used very effectively and a great starting point, and probably one of the most effective means of eliminating fibroid is through herbs or herbal preparations.
The types of foods one eats should also be considered as part of the treatment as food should be one’s medicine.
Too much fatty foods can worsen symptoms because they can increase estrogen levels. Junk foods on a whole contain lots of chemicals and are over processed and should be avoided as they can increase the level of waste and toxicity in the body. It is best to stick with foods that are natural and from vegetarian and organic sources as much as possible.
There are very potent Nigerian herbs that help to arrest the situation.Herb such as pignut, castor oil seed, ginger, garlic, bitter melon, etc.