Green Juicing for Fibroids

Green Juicing has gained popularity in the treatment of Fibroids. The main goal of the juicing as a fibroid treatment is to promote healthy circulation and detoxify the tissues in the uterus. Juicing may also help to boost the immune system and possibly help to regenerate the female reproductive system.

Green vegetables such as kale, spinach, mustard greens, lettuce and collards are low in calories and sugar and at the same time they are nutrient dense. Along with the detoxification that greens bring, grabbing a low-calorie green juice will help to maintain a healthy weight as extra weight may increase the risk for uterine fibroids.

Green Juicing for Fibroid Detox and Healing
Green Juicing for Fibroid Detox and Healing

There are many combinations for green juices out there today and many women like to create their own blend. Women will first start with their green vegetable of choice and possibly add a squeeze of fresh citrus. The December 2011  “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition” study found a link between high levels of citrus fruit in the diet and a lower risk for uterine fibroids. The citrus will give you the added boost and may even make the bitter greens more palatable. Adding beet and spinach to a smoothie is a great choice because they are loaded with iron and are therefore great for combating the iron-deficiency anemia that can result from the heavy menstrual bleeding due to fibroids.

Ginger and turmeric are great additions to a great juice because they have anti inflammatory properties. Turmeric supports healthy liver function which is essential in the natural treatment of fibroids because the liver is responsible for metabolizing estrogen. Ginger may help to reduce acid  in the uterus. Inflammation and acidosis within the uterus are a few of the major contributing factors leading to the development of fibroids. By working to reduce the inflammation, ginger helps to prevent further acid damage to the cells of the uterus, thereby decreasing the risk of them becoming cancerous.

Juicing is a great option to take in the right to help
boost your immune system and detox the female reproductive system.

Healing from within, enjoy the green juice.

Can Fibroids Affect Other Organs?

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Fibroids & Other Organs

Did you know fibroids can affect other organs in your body besides the uterus? Fibroids, the most common benign pelvic growth among women between ages 30 -50 has different effects and symptoms for every woman. Some women may not experience any symptoms at all or may not know they have the ailment. Other women may experience a multitude of symptoms that makes it unbearable to go about their daily lives.

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Fibroids After Menopause

Fibroids after Menopause

When Do Fibroids Occur

Fibroids are benign (noncancerous) growths that develop in the muscle tissue of a woman’s uterus. They are also called myomas and leiomyomas. Fibroids are very common; it is estimated that 40 to 80% of women may have them at some point in their lives. Although fibroids are sensitive to the hormones estrogen and progesterone, it is unknown exactly why they develop. Fibroids most typically grow and present symptoms during a woman’s reproductive years, when her ovaries are active, but they can occur at any age. In many cases, these tumors may not cause problematic symptoms such as pain or heavy menstrual flow. Consequently, some women may be totally unaware of any uterine fibroids all throughout their reproductive years. Continue reading “Fibroids After Menopause”

10 Questions to ask your Doctor about Fibroid Treatment

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Discovering Fibroids

Many women have uterine fibroids and don’t know it. That’s because these non-cancerous tumors don’t always cause symptoms. If you aren’t aware you have them, it’s likely your physician will discover them during a routine pelvic exam.  How exactly? During the exam, your doctor will press down and around your uterus. If uterus abnormalities are suspected, they may predict fibroids and order more tests.

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Why your Fibroids are Growing

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What Are Fibroids

Just like the exact cause of fibroids, researches are not quite sure what causes them to grow. Yet most agree on likely causes. Fibroids, as we know, are usually benign tumors that grow in the muscular wall of the uterus. They can Some fibroids can be as small as peasrange in size. Some fibroids can be smaller than peas while others can be as large as a grapefruit.  They occur in many women during reproductive age. Symptoms are heavy and prolonged menstrual periods, pelvic pressure, frequent urination, constipation and leg or back pain. Some women may not experience any symptoms. While other women may get them confused with premenstrual syndrome, (PMS.) Growth and location are the main factors that contribute to common fibroid symptoms. But, the growth of fibroids is not always problematic. They become troublesome when they become large, cause painful symptoms or affect fertility. Continue reading “Why your Fibroids are Growing”

The Four Main Types of Fibroids

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If you’re a woman and you’re reading this, chances are you have fibroids or know someone who does. In fact, between 20 and 80 percent of women will get uterine fibroids before the age of 50. This will usually happen during a woman’s childbearing years. But, the good news is that fibroids are almost always non-cancerous and can be treated. There are four main types of uterine fibroids. Size and location of a fibroid determine what type of fibroid it is.  

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The Truth About Hair Relaxers and the Link to Uterine Fibroids

Quick Fibroid Facts 

Do hair relaxers cause uterine fibroids? According to a study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, it’s possible. But first, let’s start with the facts. What do we know about fibroids and what do we know about hair relaxers? Fibroids are tumors that are almost always benign, meaning non-cancerous. They develop in most women before the age of 50. Symptoms include, heavy and long lasting periods, pelvic pain,  frequent urination, constipation and back and leg pain.  But, a concrete cause of uterine fibroids is still unknown.  It’s even more unclear on why black women are more likely to get them. Yet, there are many plausible theories. In the last few years, hair relaxers and hair products targeted toward black women are under the microscope as a possible cause.

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New Research for Fibroid Treatments

Typical Treatments for Fibroids

Fibroids are common benign tumors that occur in women. Some studies say that between 20 to 70 percent of women will get them by age 50. While other studies state that between 80 to 90 percent of black women will get them by that same age. The non-cancerous tumors can be a painful problem while others may not experience any symptoms. But, the tumors receive little attention in comparison to some female malignant tumors responsible for ovarian and breast cancer. Unfortunately, fibroids affect women in ways you may not be able to imagine. Fibroids have been responsible for cases of spontaneous abortion, pre-term delivery and cesarean sections.  Continue reading “New Research for Fibroid Treatments”

Why Are Black Women Getting Fibroids

How Common are Fibroids?

Did you know that African American women are three times more likely to get fibroids than Caucasian women? Moreover, studies state that between 80-90 percent of black women will get fibroids by the age of 50. This is in comparison to the 20- 70 percent of white women who get them. But why? There is no concrete answer on why black women are pre-dispositioned to this condition. But, let’s examine possible reasons. What are fibroids? What are the symptoms and risks and how do socioeconomic status and genealogy play a role?

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