Fibroids are the most common benign (non-cancerous) tumor in women in their reproductive years and the most common of the female reproductive system. It has been reported that as many as 1 in 4 women have a uterine fibroid.
The most sommon symptom is abnormall heavy periods, often leading to anemia and worst case scenario, full hysterectomy.
The most accepted theory as to the aetiology behind fibroids is hyperactivity of estrogen receptors, coupled with a genetic predisposition. This high levels of estrogen uptake is thought to be responsible for the fibroid growth and subsequent heavy bleeding.
Natural medicine management can be a very effective alternative to medical hormone replacement therapy with less side effects. In addition to managing the bleeding, additional complications such as low iron and low energy can be addressed.