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Home Remedies for Uterine Fibroids

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Uterine fibroids are muscular tumors (almost always non-cancerous) that develop inside the walls of the uterus. Your doctor may refer to this condition using the term leiomyoma or just myoma.

The symptoms of uterine fibroids can be very light to very painful. In fact, some women may not even know that they have them until a pelvic exam. However, when symptoms manifest themselves, they are often very difficult and annoying to deal with, which is why home remedies are a common treatment.

Symptoms of uterine fibroids include:

  • Painful periods that may cause significant bleeding. (in the most serious cases this can lead to anemia.)
  • You tend to have to urinate more often.
  • Discomfort during sexual intercourse.
  • The lower abdomen may feel enlarged.
  • You may develop complications while pregnant or in labor. (Fibroids increase the risk of a C-section by 6X)

The causes of fibroids vary individually, but the two leading causes are due to genetics and hormonal imbalances. As women go through menopause, the risk of developing fibroids increases. In fact, most cases of fibroids occur when women are between the ages of 30 and 45. Other causes include obesity and bad eating habits.

Home Remedies for Uterine Fibroids

To get rid of fibroids using natural techniques, the best option is to increase your amount of exercise. It will also help to eat healthier, including more green vegetables and less red meat. To relieve yourself of symptoms, try heating castor oil so that it is warm and apply it to the abdomen area. Some herbs such as milk thistle or dandelion root have been popular in relieving pain. See my review below of the best home treatment programs that are full of many more techniques to naturally rid yourself of fibroids.

How To Treat Uterine Fibroids

The treatment you receive will depend greatly on what symptoms you are having as well as how old you are, the size and location of the fibroids, and your future plans on conceiving a child. Doctors will commonly prescribe a low dosage of birth control pills, or in more serious cases a drug known as Lupron. Lupron is used to help shrink fibroids and provide temporary relief. In most severe cases, surgery is called upon but it is not generally recommend for women looking to get pregnant in the future. There is what is called a myomectomy, which removes the fibroids without damaging the healthy tissue in the uterus which, if successful, will allow a woman to become pregnant in the future. Other surgery options are a hysterectomy or endometiral ablation. A hysterectomy is performed to remove the uterus, which will then cure and prevent future fibroid growth. Endometrial ablations just removes the lining of the uterus, which will then prevent future bouts of intense bleeding.

Home Remedies for Backache

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

One of the most hard to deal with body pains is back pain. It interferes with your daily activities. Thus, it is crucial that we learn some home remedies for backache.

Backache usually provides discomfort in your lower back and is common in people exposed to tiring, heavy work or to the elderly. To be more technical, some forms of backache originate from the softening and losing in shape of the vertebral bone, resulting in inflexibility of the spine that causes the backache. It is typically common in pregnant women, due to the stretching of the ligaments around the uterus and stress on the body. Other causes of back pain are attributed to back strain, overstretched ligaments, muscle tensions, thinning of the discs, and poor postural habits. Excessive lifting of heavy objects and poor nutrition also contribute to pains in the lower back.

Nevertheless, a number of home remedies are worth trying and are safer than drugs. You can try to combine 60 grams of wheat, 30 grams of cuscus grass, and 30 grams of coriander. Then, add 250 grams of milk to the mixture and boil on medium heat, until two-thirds of it is left. This will be a great option in reducing pain from the back. Mix khas khas grass and sugar candy and take this mixture twice a day, with a glass of milk, as an excellent cure for back pain.

But the most important thing to eliminate back pain is complete bed rest. Ensure that you make time to lay flat on your back in bed for no less than 4 hours a day. If you are engaged in a job that requires you to sit down for extended hours within the day, make sure that you stand up once every hour. When lifting objects, be careful not to put extreme pressure on your lower back; bend your knees and lift with your legs. This prevents you from damaging your spine and experiencing excessive muscle contraction. Pregnant women should also be wary of carrying heavy objects in their last weeks of pregnancy. Appropriate sleeping positions and a firm mattress suit persons with serious back problems, too. Avoid constantly sitting on couches, but rather sit in firm chairs and keep changing positions to keep your lower back from getting stiff. Concentrate on good posture as you sit.

It is not a common knowledge that garlic is also an effective alternative cure to back ache. Eat or combine two to three garlic gloves in your meal as much as possible, or apply garlic oil on the back to give you some relief from the pain. Massages using mint oil or turpentine oil have been found as an effective home remedy for lower back pain as well. But something as simple as rubbing a hot water bottle on the back can do wonders as well.  

Lemon extract is also another useful remedy that is easy to prepare. For instant relief on back pain, try incorporating lemon juice with a pinch of salt and take it at least twice a day.

Did you also know that applying raw potato in poultice form will enable you reduce distress in the back?

But most importantly, following proper diet and exercise are also effective means to counterattack back pain. Simple stretching in the morning will do a lot to keep your lower back active and strong. Be wary of becoming overweight as this may cause stress on the soft tissues located in your lower back. It is vital that you educate yourself with these simple and easy-to-do home remedies for backache. After all, these are instant ailment solutions that can be done in the comfort of your home.