What are fibroids?
Fibroids or myomas are non cancerous growths in or on the wall of the uterus. They differ in size and number.
While some women do not have any symptoms others who have fibroids may complain of severe pain in the abdomen during menstruation and or very heavy bleeding.
Fibroids are given different names depending on where they are located for e.g a sub mucosal fibroid grows in side the uterus and spreads to the uterine cavity.
An intramural fibroid will grow I n the uterine wall.
Some fibroids grow between the uterine wall and the pelvic cavity these are called subserosal
Few fibroids that grow either outside or inside the uterine wall but they are characterised by a stalk hence they are called pedunculated fibroid.
What are the symptoms?
It is important to know the type of fibroids because depending on the type of the fibroid, symptoms can vary for example the intramural and submucosal fibroid may cause pressure in the lining of the uterus and lead to heavy bleeding, while the pedunculated fibroid may twist and cause severe pain.
Apart from heavy bleeding( which continues almost the whole month) the bleeding can be so severe that sufferers develop anaemia.
Apart from bleeding some women complain of a heavy sensation or a dragging sensation in the fibroid.
In many young women fibroids are diagnosed when we investigate them for infertility,
.A Significantly large fibroids can enlarge and distort the womb, making it impossible for a fertilised egg to implant.
Sometimes fibroids press on other organs, such as the bladder or bowel, and women may experience frequent urination, constipation or even backache.
while genetic predisposition is proposed to be one cause, the rampant use of hormonal pills by women and changing life style are also said to influence the growth of a fibroid.
What are the choices of treatment.?
Depending on your age and severity of the problem doctors may advise surgical removal of the fibroids.
Surgery is often painful and cannot prevent re-occurrence.
There are safer and effective options like homoeopathy and lifestyle modification.
How homoeopathy can help ?
Homoeopathy is a holistic science which takes in to account the physical, mental and emotional symptoms of the patients.
There are specific homoeopathic remedies that can help control the bleeding and shrink the fibroid.
What other measures can help?
Apart from taking homoeopathy you must keep a watch on what you eat, because certain foods are known to influence the oestogen levels and high oestrogen levels will increase the fibroids.
As we have already seen Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumours in the female reproductive tract.
small or big they can produce pain excessive bleeding and pressure on the surrounding organs leading to frequent urination .
there is no specific asana that will reduce the size of the fibroid but the various poses will help you to accommodate and adapt to their growth.
While on one hand you follow the homoeopathy and nutrition part to reduce the size, take care of the excessive bleeding if you follow the following poses it will allow the abdominal area to open help you adapt.
Bharadvajasana (Bharadvaja’s Twist) and Parivrtta Janu Sirsasana (Revolved Head-to-Knee Pose) can be beneficial, because they allow the abdominal area to be in an open position.
Supta Virasana (Reclining Hero Pose), Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclining Bound Angle Pose), and Salamba Setu Bandha Sarvangasana (Supported Bridge Pose) can be of great benefit