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Fibroid Awareness Month

As July is fibroid awareness month, I wanted to share some information with you reference fibroids and fibroid health.


What are fibroids?

Fibroids are non-cancerous tumours that grow in or around the uterus. For some women, they can cause a lot of issues and some women do not even know they have them.


Symptoms

The following are some of the common symptoms associated with fibroids.

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding

  • Menstrual period lasting seven days or longer

  • Bloating or fullness in the stomach/pelvic region

  • Pelvic pressure or pain

  • Frequent urination

  • Difficulty emptying your bladder

  • Constipation

  • Pain with intercourse

  • Backache or leg pains

Diet

Eating to support fibroid health can be contradictory, there are a lot of articles reference eating to shrink fibroids however it is not known if these methods do work.


It is advised that a diet that contains the following foods should be included as they are low in estrogen and or cleanse the liver which can help relieve symptoms and may prevent the fibroid from growing.


Foods to include in your diet;

  • Broccoli

  • Cabbage

  • Kale

  • Flaxseeds

  • Wholegrains

  • Beetroot

  • Organic apples

  • Avocados

  • Garlic

  • Carrots

  • Apricots

  • Sweet potato

  • Cantaloupe

  • Pumpkin

  • Spinach

  • Almond

  • Wheat germ

  • Hazelnuts

  • Pineapple

  • Fresh rosemary

  • Watermelon

  • Citrus fruits


It is important to avoid foods such as red meat, cream, ice cream, butter, soy foods (if sensitive to soy), and processed foods high in sugar.


Using vitamins and essential oils to support fibroid health

Vitamins such as B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), B12 and B6 C, D, E, and folic acid all help. Also, magnesium is known to promote the healthy excretion of estrogen which can stagnate the growth of the fibroid.


Essential oils such as Thyme, clary sage, and frankincense are known to best to treat fibroids. As they can help balance hormones naturally.





References

https://helloclue.com/articles/cycle-a-z/magnesium-and-the-menstrual-cycle#:~:text=Magnesium%20promotes%20healthy%20estrogen%20clearance,low%20COMT%20function%20(10).

https://fibroids.com/blog/food-fibroids-follow-diet-plan/

https://sarahjanesandy.com/natural-remedies-for-fibroids/

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