Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous lesions that develop in a woman’s uterus, especially among women of reproductive age, usually from the age of 30. Except when complications occur, fibroids are benign. They are classified according to their location in relation to the uterus. Thus, the sub-serous fibroids are those that grow outward from the uterus, sub-mucous fibroids form under the uterus muscle and, finally, intramural fibroids grow in the uterus lining. Intramural fibroids are the most common form of this pathology. Contrary to popular belief, the fibroid does not favour endometrial cancer.
Uterine fibroids are usually made apparent by a swelling or tumour in the uterus. No visible sign appears on the patient whose general condition remains healthy-looking. It is only when fibroid complications occur that visible symptoms, such as abnormal or excessive bleeding during menstruation in the case of sub-mucous fibroids, can be observed. When the fibroid’s size becomes too important, frequent urination, constipation, pain in the lower abdomen, difficulty to conceive and repeated miscarriages start to occur.
The fibroids can be caused by genetic or hormonal factors. Indeed, studies show that in many cases, a woman with fibroids predisposes her daughter to develop tumours around the uterus. Regarding hormonal factors, the fibroids could be caused by high levels of oestrogen in a woman’s body. In addition, heavily built women and those who consume two glasses of alcohol per day are more exposed to the disease.
Except when they leads to complications, we rarely think of treating uterine fibroids. Usually, it is only when the fibroids start to bleed, are too large, cause abdominal pain or lead to miscarriages that the affected woman seeks medical help. At this point, a surgical procedure is necessary to remove the tumour. But this harsh form of treatment is often dreaded by women. In order to avoid such procedure, it is then advisable to opt for a natural and gentle alternative, such as homoeopathy. Thus, the patient can take five granules of Sabina, for three to six months in case of bleeding and painful fibroids, and five granules of Calcarea Carbonia in case of substantial bleeding. Herbal remedies of which the composition is based on Thuja occidentalis and Calcarea fluorica are also strongly recommended. However, in this case the physician should clearly determine the dosage and duration of treatment.
Discovering the existence of fibroids during ultrasound or the appearance of certain signs, such as persistent pain in the lower abdomen, constipation, frequent urination or painful, abundant and prolonged menses likely to cause anaemia, are all signs indicating an urgent need to consult a gynaecologist.
• Calcarea Carbonica
• Calcarea Fluorica
• Thuya Occidentalis
Good to know: Homoeopathy can easily treat uterine fibroids on is own. Sabina and Calcarea carbonia are therapeutic treatments that are effective against fibroid tumours and disorders in women.