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Monday, November 2, 2009

Uterine Fibroid Homeopathic treatment

By: Dr. Anish Vaknalli, Nov 2009
Uterine Fibroids and Homeopathic medicines FAQ



Homeopathic treatment of uterine fibroids can be very effectual and often the only treatment required especially when treated early on when the fibroids are small to medium size with intermittent, abnormal uterine bleeding.


What are fibroids?
Fibroids are tumors of the muscle lining the wall of the uterus (womb). They are therefore also known as "myoma" or muscle tumors. Fibroids are almost always benign (not cancerous) and can be solitary or multiple. They vary is size and only in unusual cases become very large. Fibroids are most common in women between ages 40-50 years and may be dormant without any symptoms or may cause excessive bleeding and pressure symptoms leading to frequent urination and rectal pressure.



Location of Fibroids
Depending on their location fibroids are classified as:
Submucosal fibroids which grow into the uterine cavity.
Intramural fibroids which grow within the wall of the uterus.
Subserosal fibroids which grow on the outside of the uterus.

Should I opt for homeopathic medicines if I have fibroids?
Yes, you definitely should provided the fibroids are small to medium size, irrespective of their number. The location too plays an important role and fibroids which are within the uterine cavity (submucousal) and within the uterine wall (Intramural) are easier to treat. Intramural (within the wall) fibroids can be reduced in size and cannot be expunged or dissected naturally like those in the uterine cavity (submucousal).

Our experience in treating large fibroids
Large fibroids are those which take up more than 3x3x3cm as per our clinical guidelines and not as per standard medical books. Fibroids which are larger than this take longer and the outcome a bit uncertain. Said that larger fibroids have been treated successfully too; however the time duration is comparatively longer.

How do homeopathic medicines for fibroids work?
All fibroids have a network of blood vessels which keep the fibroid live as well as help it grow in size. We assume that the medicines we prescribe help by:


a. Reducing or cutting the blood flow to the tumor. This is evident by the reduced bleeding or hemorrhage experienced by women on starting homeopathic medicines at our clinics.

b. Blocking the blood flow causes death of the entire or part of the fibroid

c. The fibroid usually shrinks in size over a few months. You may also experience pieces of the amputated fibroid being expelled out usually during your menstrual cycle.


Which homeopathic remedy do we recommend for treating fibroids?
There is no one single remedy which is a traditional fibroid remedy. A constitutional remedy based on the totality of all your symptoms is an ideal prescription. Some well-indicated remedies used at our centres are: Calcarea Carbonica, Thuja Occidentalis, Lachesis Mutans, Phosphorus, Aurum Mur Natrionatum, Fraxinus Americanus, Silicea etc, to name a few. Never indulge into self medication as the remedy indicated in your case depends on the signs and symptoms you present with and could be entirely different.

We at HomeoConsult R&D strongly recommend anyone with this condition to first try homeopathy as the treatment outcome is very favorable and surgery avoidable when treated timely.
For details on the treatment plans kindly visit
http://www.homeoconsult.com/comprehensive.php?type=comprehensive


For information on other related conditions visit

Menopause: http://www.homeoconsult.com/perimenopause_menopause.php
Ovarian Cysts: http://www.homeoconsult.com/pcos.php


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1 Comments:

At December 11, 2009 5:47 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Doctor Anish. I am a patient of yours who underwent treatment for fibroids and excessive bleeding 5-6 months ago. Thanks to you the bleeding and spotting has stopped and my periods are on time. My recent sonography report shows that the fibroid has reduced from 26x32mm to 16x16mm and is mentioned that it is a submucosal fibroid. my case number is 606 at Bandra centre. Kindly arrange to send the meds. Sincerely Ms. Salma

 

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