Home Remedies to Decrease Fibroid Pain
Uterine Fibroids are a common condition among women that usually become most severe during childbearing years, but can affect women of all ages. In addition to other symptoms such as heavy, prolonged periods, fibroids can also cause “bulk symptoms”, related to the size and location of the fibroids.
Bulk symptoms can include pelvic pressure, pain, and bloating. Large fibroids can obstruct the bladder or bowel or compress a nerve and create pelvic pressure which can cause pain in the back or legs or lower abdomen.
Fibroid pain can be very severe, but can be reduced to some extent with some home remedies.
Here are some options to try at home:
- Heat Therapy: A common solution to reduce fibroid pain is to apply heat to the abdominal area with a heating pad, massager, or a warm water bottle. Many women find relief and comfort in taking a break and applying one of these methods.
- Herbal Therapy or Green Tea: Some herbs contain antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Green tea is also a great natural anti-inflammatory which can reduce the pain caused by fibroids.
- Meditation Therapy: Some women find incorporating meditation or yoga into their daily routine helpful. Relaxing the mind and body is thought to help reduce fibroid pain.
- Exercise Therapy: Exercise can also sometimes help you get relief from fibroid pain. Exercises such as pelvic floor strengthening exercises, breathing exercises, aerobics, and walking regularly may reduce stress and decrease the severity of fibroid pain.
- Weight Management Therapy: Fibroids are more commonly seen in obese and overweight women. Weight reduction is an important factor in reducing the risk of fibroids. Maintaining a healthy BMI can help keep your hormones in check, which may help prevent fibroids or slow their growth.
- Nutritional Therapy: An anti-inflammatory diet containing foods that are rich in antioxidants like whole grains, fresh fruits, fresh vegetables, lentils, beans, dry fruits, and olive oil can be a great support for treating fibroid pain at home.
Any of these therapies may help to reduce the severity of your pain, but will not cure fibroids. To learn more about minimally invasive treatment options to free yourself from fibroid pain, Contact Us to schedule an appointment today.
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