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Information on Fibroids, Uterine


Notes, Nutrients, Herbs/Supplements, and Advice

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Fibroids, Uterine


About

Uterine fibroids are tumors that grow from cells forming the muscle of the uterus; they can project from the wall of the uterus into the uterine cavity. Fibroids can be as small as a pea or as large as a basketball and are almost always benign.

Notes


  • Always ask your doctor about alternatives to a hysterectomy.
  • Different techniques used to remove Fibroids are Laparoscopic myolysis, Uterine Fibroid Embolization and Hysteroscopic Resection.
  • Fibroids mostly stay small and hardly ever malignant.
  • For a lower chance of developing Fibroids do not use oral contraceptives.
  • The Human Growth Hormone may be higher in women with fibroids.
Helpful nutrients for this condition.


Coenzyme Q10
Importance: N/A
Comments: Enhances immune system. Helps with oxygen flow to tissues.

L-Arginine
Importance: N/A
Comments: Boosts immune system. May help slow growth of tumors.

L-lysine
Importance: N/A
Comments: Helps balance arginine.

Maitake and/or Shiitake
Importance: N/A
Comments: Promotes good health. Makes body stronger. Stimulates immune system. May stop growth of tumors.

Multivitamin and mineral complex
Importance: N/A
Comments: Provides needed vitamins and minerals.

Vitamin A
Importance: N/A
Comments: Enhances immune system. Helps with tissue reconstruction. Emulsion form is recommended when using in high doses.

Vitamin C
Importance: N/A
Comments: Enhances immune system. Has antioxidant properties.

Zinc
Importance: N/A
Comments: Enhances immune system.


Helpful herbs and supplements for this condition.


Dandelion Root, Milk Thistle, Scutellaria Root (known as Chinese Skullcap), and Turmeric Rhizome
Type: Internal
Purposes: These four herbs are excellent tonics that have antioxidant properties that aid the liver while detoxifying the system.

Green Tea
Type: Internal
Purposes: Green Tea boosts the immune system. The polyphenols in green tea act as antioxidants which have been shown to lower the risk of many types of malignancy by suppressing the activation of carcinogens and disease causing substances.

Red Clover and Burdock Root
Type: Internal
Purposes: Burdock Root and Red Clover are both said to be excellent blood purifiers and they cleanse and eliminate long-term impurities from the blood.

Advice


  • Avoid using oral contraceptives that contain a lot of estrogen if you have a fibroid. There are other forms of contraception available.
  • See your doctor if you experience heavy menstrual bleeding.