About Uterine Fibroids and its Ayurvedic Treatment
What are Uterine Fibroids?
Uterine fibroids are abnormal growths that develop in the woman’s uterus. Uterine fibroids are the most typical type of benign tumor in ladies. Approx 20% of women at the age of 30 have got fibroids in their uterus. However, most females remain unaware of their presence as they rarely show signs or symptoms. The human body shrinks Uterine fibroids naturally after menopause, but sometimes, they start growing unnaturally and interfere with the normal functioning of other organs. That’s when you need to seek treatment.
Symptoms of Uterine Fibroids
The common symptoms of uterine fibroid include
- Heavy menstruation
- Low back pain
- Painful intercourse
- Feeling of fullness or pressure in the lower area of the abdomen and at times even infertility. Prakash Nethralaya, with its holistic ayurvedic treatment for uterine fibroids, provides effective relief in all these symptoms.
What are the Causes of Uterine Fibroids?
The exact cause of the uterine fibroids is not clearly understood. A few contributory causes can be:
- Hormonal imbalance
- A positive family history
- An overweight body
Diagnosis and Ayurvedic Treatment for Uterine Fibroids
There are various methods used in the diagnosis of uterine fibroids. The common ones are checking clinical history, pelvic MRI, and USG (UltraSonography). Ayurveda identifies all fibroids as Granthi. Granthi is formed when several morbid factors and vitiated doshas come together. Granthi pathogenesis includes Kapha and Vata based tridoshas. Therefore, the uterine fibroid treatment in Ayurveda focuses on balancing these doshas.
An Ayurveda doctor selects lekhan (scrapping) and blood purifying Ayurvedic medicines to treat uterine fibroid. If diagnosed early, dietary changes and Ayurvedic medicines can improve all significant symptoms of uterine fibroid. Surgery is the only choice for advanced and complicated patients. Ayurvedic Treatment also helps shrink Uterine Fibroids naturally.
Uterine Fibroids Diet Plan & Lifestyle
An increase in body weight, suppression of natural urges, use of hormonal contraceptive pills, constipation, junk food, and mental stress are the factors that can increase the problem and hence should be discouraged. Yoga, physical exercises, a healthy and light diet, and oil massage therapies can help relieve the symptoms. It is to be noted that these lifestyle changes are not the cure for uterine fibroids but they work effectively with Ayurvedic medicines and treatment.
Why To Choose Ayurveda?
Looks for the Root Cause
The ayurvedic approach of disease looks for the root cause and not merely the symptoms. Ayurveda offers two ways of treatment; One is Shodhan, and the other is Shaman. Shodhan is complete detoxification of the body by Panchakarma therapies. Shaman is balancing the doshas by Ayurveda medicines, diet, and lifestyle changes. Ayurveda medicines always work better in a patient detoxified with Panchakarma.
Ayurveda medicines are processed most naturally and not in the synthetic and chemical form. For this reason, the herbs are soft on the body, and there is no risk of side effects even if the patient requires to take them for longer durations. The complete eradication of the root cause ensures the cure and prevents future health complications.
Ayurveda is not merely a medical science. Instead, it is a philosophical science too. The basic principles of Ayurveda consider an individual human a specific identity and hence his treatment. Ayurveda gives importance to the treatment of the patient rather than the treatment of the disease. Two patients of the same disease can have different treatments because of the difference in their body constitution.
Symptoms of Uterine Fibroid
Anaemia and Weakness
Pressure in the Lower Abdomen
Our Approach To Uterine Fibroid Treatment
A female Ayurveda doctor does a detailed consultation with the patient and reviews all the previous investigations. If necessary, some new medical tests can give clarity. A prognosis is decided after a thorough examination and explained to the patient. Ayurveda medicines, diet & yoga recommendations and panchakarma therapies provide relief to the patient. It takes about 3-6 months to evaluate the result of uterine fibroid ayurvedic treatment. If there is an improvement, then it may take approximately a year for a complete recovery. The Ayurvedic medicines for uterine fibroid are based on Prakriti and symptoms and are unique for each patient.