These days, you can easily find ladies in their early 20's with big tummies.

Sometimes it's shocking because they haven't given birth!

Some cases are made worse when the lady stays in silence and refuses to admit she has very heavy flow of blood during her menstrual period.

Most ladies that have these features and have summoned courage to visit a hospital have found out they have Fibroid.

If your tummy is excessively big as a lady and you are not pregnant, please see your doctor.

Some have tried orthodox remedies to make the Fibroid shrink.

For the sake of clarity, Fibroid is a non-cancerous (benign) tumour that grows from the muscle layers of the uterus (womb). They are also known as uterine fibroid, leiomyomas, or myomas.

Fibroid is a growth of smooth muscle, and can vary from the size of a bean to as large as a melon.

When it is allowed to grow, it becomes a huge problem.

This condition comes with so much of other health issues that could eventually begin to devour the patient’s finance.

Causes of Fibroid

According to publication by Mayo Clinic, an estimated 75% of women are affected by fibroid during their life and researchers do not know exactly why fibroids form but we will try to look at likely causes.

During a woman's reproductive years, estrogen and progesterone levels are high. When estrogen levels are high, especially during pregnancy, fibroids tend to swell. When estrogen levels are low, fibroids may shrink, for example, during a woman's menopause.

Heredity may also be a factor. Women whose close relatives have had fibroids have a higher risk of developing them.

There is also some evidences that red meat, alcohol, and caffeine could increase the risk of fibroids.

This shows that lifestyle is a major reason people fall ill. What we eat and use on our skin reflect in our body and have internal effects too.

When there is so much intake of fatty food, the excess that could not be excreted could form different lumps in the body.

This emphasises the need for every woman to begin to watch what they eat at a very tender age to ensure that excess lump will not grow due to high estrogen caused by what we eat.

Symptoms

Most people experience no symptoms at all, but they can include backache, constipation, and anaemia (due to heavy periods), discomfort in the lower abdomen (especially if fibroids are large), frequent urination, heavy, painful periods, pain in the legs, painful sex, swelling in the lower abdomen (especially if fibroids are large),

Other possible symptoms are labour problems, pregnancy problems, fertility problems and repeated miscarriages.

Fibroid & Pregnancy

One common thing is the difficulty in getting pregnant which most women with fibroid experience.

As much as having fibroid does not prevent a woman from getting pregnant, it could also contribute if the tumour is too large.

This happens because the tumour could block the track through which the man's semen could travel to where the egg is in the woman to fertilise it.

The semen must be able to reach the egg for conception to take place. Remember, the semen may die before it gets to the egg. 

It could also cause pregnancy complications. In early pregnancy, there may be bleeding and a slightly increased risk of miscarriage, depending on where the fibroid is in the uterus. If it is submucosal, or grown into the uterine cavity, it can prevent normal implantation of the pregnancy or disrupt the growth of the placenta.

Treatments That Are Not natural

Treating fibroid could be a big task except the major cause of the fibroid – lifestyle – is addressed.

There are orthodox medicines to use.

GnRHA (gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonist) injection is one remedy but the treatment stops menstrual flow. This, however, does not prevent conception when the treatment is over.

Other drugs that could be used are anti-inflammatory drugs, contraceptive pill and LNG-IUS (Levonorgestrel intrauterine system).

Another treatment is surgery. This becomes necessary if the tumour has grown so big.

However, several persons that have opted for surgery without addressing their lifestyle – what they eat – have reported cases of fresh fibroid growth.

Natural Remedy

To stop this monster, a total lifestyle change is needed and natural remedy becomes handy.

George Malkmus, Peter and Stowe Shockey wrote in their book, the Hallelujah Diet, pointed out that God created humans to feed on vegetables and fruits and meats, but also ordered that the fat should be extracted. 

A deviation from this norm has brought with it pains, but the requirement is an adjustment, a health coach, Lauren Osewezina said.

She suggested that if you are experiencing symptoms related to fibroids or cysts, natural methods can decrease your discomfort and gradually shrink the fibroid.

Replace simple carbohydrate foods such as white flour products with complex carbohydrates such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains, focus on eating foods that have a low glycemic index value, engage in physical activity for at least 30 minutes five days a week and emphasise healthy protein foods such as fish, beans, legumes and low-fat dairy products instead of red meat or dark meat poultry.

Decreasing the amount of red meat and dark meat poultry you eat may shrink fibroids and cysts and decrease the likelihood that they will return. Avoid caffeinated beverages including coffee, tea and soft drinks. According to Dr. William E. Richardson of the Atlanta Clinic of Preventive Medicine, caffeinated beverages contain substances known as methylxanthines. These substances can impair the work of enzymes in your body, which can lead to toxic build-up.

Lauren also stressed that before anyone begins implementation of this natural remedy, the individual should go for a medical test to be sure what she has is fibroid.