When symptoms are mild, trying to eat healthy, lose weight, and exercise are all very helpful. Fibroids are estrogen-sensitive, and estrogen is stored in fat. Therefore, reducing body fat will help retard fibroid growth. There are some naturopathic medicines that can help with mild fibroid symptoms. Your doctor may also try non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (exs. Motrin/ibuprofen, Naproxen, etc.) or birth-control pills to treat mild symptoms.
As the symptoms worsen, in the past surgery was often performed. If a woman was interested in future fertility she underwent myomectomy (removing a portion of the fibroids and sewing the uterus back together). If she had completed childbearing, she would undergo hysterectomy (complete removal of the uterus with or without the ovaries).
Even if your doctor discovers that you have a uterine fibroid, it’s not necessarily a cause for concern. Millions of women have uterine fibroids and are able to lead healthy, productive lives. If you start to notice symptoms, however, your doctor may seriously discuss your treatment options. Atlanta Fibroid Center offers apt lifestyle recommendations and effective treatment options for all women. Below are a few treatment options to consider for uterine fibroids.
If your doctor discovers fibroids that are asymptomatic, he or she may recommend “watchful waiting.” To reduce your likelihood of developing more serious fibroids, you might quit smoking and adopt healthier lifestyle habits.
Birth control pills aren’t just for contraception—they also have medical uses for some women. Some types of birth control can help in the following ways.
Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a very effective treatment for uterine fibroids. UFE is safe, painless, and non-invasive.
UFE involves the injection of tiny particles into each uterine artery, cutting off the blood supply to every fibroid in the uterus. Without a blood supply, the fibroids will die off, resulting in softening and shrinking of all the fibroids. As this occurs, a woman’s symptoms begin to resolve.
If you are suffering with heavy menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, or other symptoms of uterine fibroids, you may be a candidate for uterine fibroid embolization with us.