Uterine fibroids are also known as myomas or leiomyomas. These are the tumors that grow in the uterus which rarely turn into cancer. Fibroids vary in size, shape and location. They can be present in the uterus, uterine wall or in the uterine surface. These fibroids are usually found in women of reproductive age, but can show up in any age. The causes of uterine fibroids can be hormonal imbalances, genetics, insulin abnormalities, and extra-cellular matrix. The symptoms of fibroids include- heavy bleeding in between the periods, pain in pelvis and back, increased urge for urination, pain during intercourse, pressure in lower abdomen, swelling or enlargement of abdomen, etc.
According to ayurveda, fibroids are caused due to vitiation of doshas, and particularly- Kapha dosha. During fibroids, if there is excessive bleeding, that means the pitta dosha is vitiated and when the spot for fibroids in the uterus, there is vitiation in Vata dosha and specifically Apana Vata. These fibroids develop before the menopause that cause bleeding, exhaustion, back pain, pelvic pain, etc. and require proper attention.
The ayurvedic treatment for uterine fibroids focuses on pacifying the effects of Vata-Kapha doshas and balancing the hormonal fluctuation in the body. This involves various treatments like panchakarma that helps in detoxifying the body and eliminating ama from the passages of the uterus. The treatment is also associated with intake of various herbal formulations that include mulethi, shatavari, haldi and gotu kola. This line of treatment helps in eradicating the root cause of the condition and also keeps symptoms of fibroids away in future.
Uterine fibroids are noncancerous muscle growths on the uterus that are aberrant. Uterine fibroids are sometimes known as leiomyomas or myomas. Fibroids range in size from being invisible to being big enough to deform the uterus. A female may have a single or numerous uterine fibroid. Multiple fibroids can cause the womb to enlarge to the point that it reaches the rib cage in rare situations. Fibroids in the uterus never turn cancerous or raise the risk of uterine cancer. What Causes Uterine Fibroid?
The hormones progesterone and estrogen are produced by our ovaries. During the menstrual cycle, both hormones induce the uterine lining to thicken. The progesterone and estrogen receptors in uterine fibroids are higher than those in normal uterine muscles. As a result, a high amount of estrogen and progesterone hormone leads to the manifestation of fibroids.
Toxin buildup in tissues, according to Ayurveda, disrupts the body's biochemistry and causes a loss of natural equilibrium. This prevents toxins from being eliminated, which contributes to the formation of uterine fibroid. As a result, the major goal of Ayurvedic therapy for uterine fibroid is to restore balance and remove impurities. It's a comprehensive approach to boosting the immune system, balancing hormones, and supporting the ovaries' long-term health.
The size of the fibroid, its placement within the uterus, and how near it is to the other pelvic organs all influence the symptoms of uterine fibroid. The majority of uterine fibroid instances do not create any symptoms, and the female is completely oblivious of its presence.
However, one out of every three women who have uterine fibroids will have the following symptoms:
In most cases, uterine fibroid does not prevent ovulation. It may, however, impede fertility and lead to poor pregnancy outcomes. The inner uterine cavity is deformed by fibroids, which reduces output.
Miscarriages on a regular basis:
Recurrent miscarriages are sometimes caused by uterine fibroid. If the fibroid is not removed, the female may be unable to carry a pregnancy to term.
Pregnant women with fibroids may have a normal pregnancy, but they are at risk for a caesarian section, premature birth, placental abruption, or a breech baby.
Labor may not progress in fibroid-affected women.
The presence of a big fibroid may also result in:
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