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What type of supplements and foods can help reduce uterine cysts.

By March 20, 2012 - 9:30pm
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Also, I would like more information regarding the causes of uterine cysts and polyps.

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Hi holistic,

Welcome to EmpowHER.  Uterine fibroids are common. As many as 1 in 5 women may have fibroids during their childbearing years (the time after starting menstruation for the first time and before menopause). Half of all women have fibroids by age 50.

Symptoms may include:

  • Bleeding between periods

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia), sometimes with the passage of blood clots

  • Menstrual periods that may last longer than normal

  • Need to urinate more often

  • Pelvic cramping or pain with periods

  • Sensation of fullness or pressure in lower abdomen

  • Pain during intercourse

Treatment for the symptoms of fibroids may include:

  • Birth control pills (oral contraceptives) to help control heavy periods

  • Intrauterine devices (IUDs) that release the hormone progestin to help reduce heavy bleeding and pain

  • Iron supplements to prevent or treat anemia due to heavy periods

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen or naprosyn for cramps or pain

  • Short-term hormonal therapy injections to help shrink the fibroids

Here are some resources for you




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