Uterine Fibroids - Ayurvedic Treatment With Herbal Remedies
Here you can know about uterine fibroids, symptoms, causes and natural remedies to combat with it. These herb based natural remedies are described in ancient Ayurvedic classics which are being used since ages and now Planet Ayurveda gives you the best quality of formulations for fibroids.
Today in this world the life is over ambitious which give rise to stress, unhealthy diet pattern. We are open to take chemical rich food, fruits and vegetables with hormones. All of this causes new diseases in the generation. In females pregnancy is being avoided to achieve worldly goals due to which the hormonal levels get disturbed. Most of the female suffer from premenstrual syndrome and about one fourth of fertile female population is suffering from fibroids.
The female reproductive system is located in pelvic region; its position is between urinary bladder and rectum. It includes:
- Fallopian tubes
Uterus is hollow pear shaped organ. It having three layers, inner most mucosal layer is called endometrial layer, middle muscular layer and a outer thicker layer. Ovulation of egg and secretion of hormones such as estrogen and progesterone is main function of ovaries. If a women gets pregnant the egg is implanted in uterus after fertilization, it remains intact until birth otherwise the internal lining of uterus is shred off with menstrual blood.
Uterine fibroids are also called myomas or leiomyomas. These are benign tumors. Fibroids are formed when a single cell of smooth muscle present in the layer of uterus multiplies rapidly. Sometimes present in cervix. The formation and growth of fibroids is influenced by factor such as progesterone. Fibroids rarely appear before menarche mostly occurs during reproductive years of a female. Fibroids may vary in size, shape, position and number. Fibroids can be diagnosed by an ultrasound for it size, and to follow its growth.
Types of uterine fibroids
- Subserous fibroids present in outer wall /layer of uterus (55%)
- Intramural fibroids present in muscular layer of uterus (40%)
- Submucous fibroids are present in innermost layer which protrude into uterine cavity.(5%)
Causes of uterine fibroids
Exact cause is not known, but formation of fibroid may be related to disturbance in level of hormones progesterone and estrogen in females.
These may also contribute to fibroid formation:
- Low physical exercise
- Low thyroid level
- Unresolved concerns about abortion
Risk factors of developing fibroids are more in early age of menarche
Signs and Symptoms of Uterine fibroids
Mostly uterine fibroids are asymptomatic, often remain undiagnosed. Fibroids may cause chronic lower back pain, frequent miscarriage, sometimes infertility.
Mostly women complains:
- Dull pain and discomfort in lower abdomen.
- Heavy uterine bleeding.
- Prolonged uterine bleeding.
- Frequent/irregular periods.
- Dyspareunia and non cyclic pelvic pain.
- Cramps during menstrual periods.
- Weight gain.
Some more symptoms seen in females
- Beginning signs of clotting.
- Lower back ache.
- Pain during sexual intercourse.
- Fullness of lower abdomen or abdomen size that of full term pregnancy.
- Frequent urination.
- Hair growth in chin areas along upper lip indicates thickening of the endometrium.
Complications of uterine fibroids
A fibroid can block fallopian tube sometimes causing infertility. Recurrent miscarriages. Heavy blood loss. Instance of uterine fibroid be cancerous is 1 in 1000.
Uterine Fibroids - An Ayurvedic Approach
In ayurveda, Fibroids are mentioned under granthi/ arbuda. The concept of Granthi was given by the Father of Indian Surgery 'Sushruta'. According to Ayurveda the cyst and fibroid are formed due to accumulation of kapha, along with disturbances in pitta and vata. In Ayurveda artava vaha srotas comprises tissues, secretions and contents of uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, breasts and the channels which carry out female reproductive functions. If kapha accumulation remains unchecked, these kapha deposits can migrate to other parts of this system .The timing and coordination with psycho–biological cycles governs the Vata. Whereas the circulation of blood, rise in temperature, blood pH is and the interface between the system is maintained by pitta. The kapha effects the properties of mucosa such as its thickness, viscosity and adherence. Kaphaja granthi are less painful and gradually increases in size. Pain and dark menstrual flow is there if accompanied with vata. Vitiation in pitta leads to heavy blood loss.
Here in Planet Ayurveda we have herbal remedies for the treatment of uterine fibroid. Our Fibroid Care Pack is complete to subsides the symptoms of uterine fibroid. Various preparations of kachnaar, Kumari, Shud Guggulu, Neem, Ashok, Manjistha can help to reduce the fibroids. These herbs are there in formulations like kanchnaar guggul, chandraprabha vati and pradrantak chura. Fibroid Care Pack of planet ayurveda consists all of these formulations. There are no side effects of this combination if taken with any other medications.
- Pradrantak Churna - 1 teaspoonful twice daily.
- Kachnaar Guggul - 2 tablets twice daily.
- Chandraprabha Vati - 2 tablets twice daily.
- Female Health Support - 2 capsules twice daily.
1. Pradrantak Churna
This is a classical herbal formulation prepared without chemicals . Pushyanug churna and Saraca asoka are the ingredients in it to combat ailments related to female reproductive system such as leucorrhea, premenstrual syndrome, hormonal imbalance, irregular bleeding, ovarian cysts dysfunctional uterine bleeding, fibroids. Herb Saraca asoka is there in this formulation which regulates menstrual cycle. It stimulates digestive system.
Dosage - 1 tablespoonful twice daily
2. Female Health Support
This formulation is blend of herbs lik asoka, shatavari and lodhra which regulates and balances physical and mental well being of female. Its regular intake improves female reproductive system.
Dosage - 2 capsule twice daily with water.
3. Chanderprabha Vati
This herbal formulation mentioned in sarngdhara samhita is a wonderful remedy for both men and women who have problems related to pelvic organs, low sex desire, inability to conceive. It is recommended in inflammation of urinary tract and general weakness. Chandraprabha vati flushes out toxins accumulated in body and regulates blood sugar. Best results are seen for uterine fibroid, ovarian cyst, irregular uterine bleeding when taken along pradrantak churana and kachnaar guggul.
Dosage - 2 tablets twice daily with iced tea or juice after meals.
4. Kachnaar Guggul
Kachnaar is very much useful in shredding off accumulated kapha from tissue and glands. It is helpful in both hyper/hypo thyroid by balancing the secretion of thyroxin. This formulation subsides the growth of glands, tumors, lipomas, ovarian cysts, cancers.
Dosage - 2 tablets twice daily.
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These must be included in daily activity
- Early wake up.
- Maintain proper balanced diet.
- Body message.
- Exercise in morning hours.
- Postures in Surya namaskara are very much helpful.
- Brisk walking for at least 25 minutes daily.
- Avoid junk food and oily stuff.
- Taking aloe vera juice (kumari saar)early morning can enhance metabolism.
- Oil packs of lukewarm castor oil can be applied to lower abdomen.
Type of food to choose
Food which are pungent, bitter and astringent help in reducing tendency of fibroid by enhancing the metabolism. Aloe vera juice (kumari saar of planet ayurveda) taken along detoxifies the system very easily.