Sunday, August 5, 2012

Home Remedies for Fibroids

‘Myometrium’ is a smooth muscular tissue in the uterus. When a woman gets pregnant the myometrium expands to allow room for the baby to grow. This smooth muscular tissue also contracts when its time for the baby to leave the womb.

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Sometimes benign tumors may develop in the uterus. These tumors called ‘fibroids’ or uterine ‘fibroids’ are made up of the same muscle tissue as that of myometrium.

Fibroid grow on the walls of the uterus.It’s not unusual for a woman to have up to a hundred fibroid in the uterus. A fibroid can be as small as a tiny dot or large as a soccer ball.

Fibroids are round or oval shaped and can be found growing in women who are between the ages of 30 and 50. Sometimes women in their 20’s may also get these tumors.

Leiomyoma, myoma, and fibromyoma are the medical terms for fibroid.

There are a number of types of fibroid and each grows on a different part of the uterus wall.

Intramural fibroid grow in the wall of the uterus and can become as large as a grapefruit.

Subserous fibroid grow on the outside wall of the uterus.

Submucous fibroid are found partly growing along the cavity of the uterus and on the wall of the uterus. 

Submucous fibroid can cause heavy menstrual periods.

Intracavitary fibroid grow inside the cavity of the uterus and can cause severe cramping.

Pedunculated fibroid are attached to the uterus by a stalk. The stalk is called a peduncle and as the fibroid grows the stalk can twist and cause immense pain.

Doctors are not sure what causes fibroid but certain hormones like estrogen can promote the growth of fibroid.

Listed below are a few popular home remedies used for fibroid:


Garlic is rich in antioxidants and contains allicin. Allicin is effective in slowing down the growth of tumors and treating infections caused by bacteria.

Crush 2 cloves of garlic and swallow with a glass of warm water. Do this treatment every day.


When eating fish only consume mackerel, tuna and salmon as these type of fish do not cause inflammation in the body as some other types of fish do.

Avoid eating red meats, white bread and dairy products since these foods can raise the estrogen levels hence promoting the growth of fibroid.

Consume soybeans and soy products as these foods help control the levels of estrogen in the body and can shrink fibroid.

Try to eat ½ a cup of raspberries 3 times a week as its effective in destroying unhealthy cells which promote tumor growth.

If the fibroid are giving you pain make a compress by soaking a towel in hot water, squeezing the excess water and applying on the painful area.

© Suranee Perera 2012

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