There are many ways to deal with the various symptoms of uterine fibroids that vary from natural methods to conventional methods such as surgery. Before using any of these methods especially when symptoms are in their initial stage, you may want to try the following common home remedies for fibroids.
1. Pain medication
One of the symptoms of uterine fibroids is pain and pressure in the pelvic area. To ease the pain, you can use various over the counter pain medications that are easily available such as those containing ibuprofen and Aspirin.
Heat is also a great way to deal with pain and pressure associated with fibroids as heat can help relax abdominal muscles which can help ease the pain.
You can apply heat in various ways including;
- Applying a hot water bottle or heating pad to the area of pain.
- A warm bath is another of the best home remedies for fibroids. You may add some essential oils such as lavender to the bath water for an even more relaxing session. Do not use water that is too hot. You should be able to comfortably sit in the water.
- Castor oil packs for fibroids help to bring heat to the area while also helping the beneficial properties of castor oil to be absorbed to help ease the symptoms of fibroids. Read more at Castor Oil Packs For Fibroids.
3. Herbal Teas
Herbal teas are also great home remedies for fibroids. In addition to heating you from the inside, many herbs have various beneficial properties for healing the body of fibroid tumors. Great herbs to make a beneficial herbal tea include ginger root, peppermint and cinnamon all of which are easily available. You can also use other herbs and for more beneficial herbs click here.
You can also make a compress from fresh ginger tea that you can place on the abdomen – soak a piece of flannel in ginger root tea, wring out the excess and place on the abdomen. You can also add a heating pad or hot water bottle to this compress.
If one of the uterine fibroids symptoms you suffer from is constipation, adding more fiber to your diet will not only help heal you of constipation but will also help ease pelvic pressure and pain. A great source of fiber that also can help reduce and prevent the growth of fibroids is flaxseed. Take about 2 tablespoons of milled (not whole) flaxseeds in yogurt, sprinkled in salads, in cereal, etc.
Taking your vitamins and minerals can help heal your body. Plan to eat a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables or take supplements. Vitamins and minerals beneficial for fibroids include vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium, calcium, magnesium, beta-carotene, iron (especially if you have heavy bleeding), vitamin B6, etc.
These are just a few home remedies for fibroids that you can use to ease the various symptoms of uterine fibroids you may be suffering from. For a more long-term natural approach to eliminating and preventing fibroids, click here.