The National Institute of Health (NIH) in the United States says that 20–25% of women of childbearing age have fibroids. Up to 80% of African American women and up to 70% of Caucasian women have fibroids by the age of 50.
Fibroids can cause a host of symptoms, the most well-known of which is prolonged and heavy bleeding. This can not only interrupt a woman’s career, social life, and relationships, but it can also cause a dangerous illness called anemia. Women who experience fibroids that influence their quality of life often choose to seek medical treatment and are given only surgery as an option. Surgery is not the only option to get rid of fibroids; there is a non-surgical procedure called UFE that is minimally invasive, very effective, and safe that we will talk more about later.
Today we are going to talk about women who would like to try to manage their fibroid symptoms with more holistic methods. Fibroid herbal tea is one of the more natural treatments for fibroids that has been proven to work through clinical studies.
What Is A Fibroid?
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors (also known as leiomyomas) that form in and on a woman’s uterus. They can be as little as a pearl or as huge as a pumpkin, and there can be just one or numerous fibroids present. Some women experience no symptoms as a result of their fibroids, while others experience persistent, uncomfortable symptoms that impair their quality of life. One of the most alarming facts about fibroid symptoms is that they are the leading cause of hysterectomy in the United States.
What Causes Fibroids And How Can I Prevent Them?
Because fibroids have no singularly recognized cause, there is no conclusive way to prevent them. So far, research and studies have offered an outline of elements that might contribute to the development of fibroids, and statistical analysis has produced data that paints a portion of the picture, but further study is urgently needed.
Excess Estrogen And Elevated Weight Promote The Growth Of Fibroids
Some of what we know about fibroids is that there are certain things that encourage fibroid growth and others that discourage the growth of fibroids. Excess estrogen fosters fibroid growth, so foods and products that contain ingredients that mimic natural estrogen should be avoided. You can learn more about these in our article “Are there natural remedies for uterine fibroids?” Carrying excess weight can increase a woman’s chances of experiencing fibroids because fat produces estrogen, so maintaining a healthy weight may keep fibroids from becoming larger.
Vitamin D And Fibroid Herbal Tea Help Retard Fibroid Growth
Supplement Vitamin D
Vitamin D seems to be a very essential part of how fibroid tumors develop. The active form of vitamin D has been shown to have strong anti-estrogenic and anti-progesteronic effects by reducing the receptors for these hormones. We now know that estrogen makes fibroids grow and that vitamin D slows down the production of estrogen, so getting enough vitamin D is one easy way to discourage fibroid growth.
Green Tea And Fibroids
You can also drink green tea for fibroids, as it has been proven to actively shrink them. An average cup of green tea normally contains between 50 and 100 mg of green tea extract, which is the secret to the shrinkage.
Green tea is known as the “healthiest beverage on earth” because of its multiple medical characteristics, which include a catechin known as epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).
According to studies published in the International Journal of Women’s Health, green tea extract can shrink fibroids and improve fibroid symptoms.
39 women with fibroids were recruited to participate in clinical research to determine the effectiveness and safety of using green tea extract as a treatment for fibroids and their associated symptoms. The participants were allocated into two groups at random.
For four months, each group was given a daily oral dose for treatment. Some women were given 800 mg of EGCG, whereas others were administered 800 mg of brown rice as a placebo.
The severity of each individual’s fibroid symptoms was tracked each month in relation to their quality of life. Transvaginal ultrasonography was used to determine uterine volume at the end of the research period.
The placebo group experienced a 24.3% increase in uterine fibroid volume; however, the group taking daily doses of green tea extract showed a uterine fibroid volume decrease of 32.6%. The women who received green tea extract acknowledged a substantial reduction in symptom intensity as well as an increase in their quality of life.
Taking more than 800mg of green tea extract per day can result in liver issues, so ensure the amount you take is right for you. Also note that the FDA does not regulate supplements, so consult your doctor for your recommended dose and specific product advice.
Fibroid Tea Reviews – Green Tea Extract
When looking into green tea extract to help mitigate fibroid symptoms you may wonder if drinking green tea or taking supplements is the better choice. As long as you do not ingest over the amount of green tea extract recommended by your doctor (usually no more than 800 mg) in one day, the source is a matter of personal preference.
The following reviews are from real people and were found through an internet search using “green tea extract and fibroids” as criteria.
You will see from these reviews that, like the study proved, green tea can effectively shrink fibroids. It is important to note that the fibroids will not be eliminated completely and may begin to grow once again if the green tea extract is discontinued.
The only way to alleviate fibroid symptoms forever is to eliminate the fibroids. Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is an outpatient procedure that does not require surgery, a hospital stay, or compromising your uterus. It is highly effective and safe and can eliminate every fibroid, regardless of how large or small it is.
UFE works by cutting off the blood supply that the fibroid needs to survive, and they shrink and die. UFE is covered by most insurance plans and offers a substantially shorter recovery time than surgical fibroid removal.
Where Can I Learn More About Fibroid Removal Without Surgery?
The Atlanta Fibroid Center’s Dr. John Lipman & Dr. Mitchell Ermentrout are board certified in diagnostic radiology and interventional radiology.
With roughly 10,000 uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) procedures to their credit, they are one of the world’s most experienced UFE specialists. Dr. Lipman and Dr. Ermentrout have helped thousands of women become fibroid-free and regain their quality of life. Contact the Atlanta Fibroid Center today and set up a consultation to find out more about UFE and how Dr. Lipman & Ermentrout can help you!