Uterine Fibroids and Anemia-Solutions to Help With Fibroid Bleeding
If you are worried about uterine fibroids and anemia and would like to know if there are any solutions for fibroid bleeding, you have come to the right place. There are a number of simple steps you can take which will certainly help.
Some women experience bleeding throughout their menstrual cycle. For others, very heavy bleeding might be experienced during rather lengthy periods, lasting 7 days or more. Bleeding can be so severe that some women do not leave the house during their periods and may use plastic bedsheets at night. I also know of many women who use the thickest incontinence pads to help mop up the flow.
Because of heavy bleeding, women are right to worry about the association between uterine fibroids and anemia.
Fibroids can cause havoc with normal menstrual flow. There are a number of reasons for the increased bleeding and these include:-
* A blockage caused by the fibroid can inhibit normal menstrual flow causing blood to back up and seem heavier when finally released
* Uterine congestion changes the nature and flow of blood
* An increase in blood vessels occurs when fibroids form, resulting in an increased blood flow
Fibroid bleeding can be reduced by trying some of the following steps. In addition, the anemia caused by uterine fibroids will also be helped. It’s best to experiment and maybe take a doctors advice to see which are best for you:-
* Start taking supplements of Vitamins A C and E. In addition, Folic Acid and Vitamin B12 are good for uterine fibroids and anemia
* Try an anti-inflammatory, such as Ibuprofen
* Lie down regularly with your legs raised
* Avoid tampons
* Use a heat pad to improve the flow of blood to the pelvic region
* Eat healthy, iron rich foods such as lean organic beef, dark green leafy vegetables and egg yolks
Of course, the best solution is a permanent one and due to the nature of fibroids, conventional medication can only bring symptomatic relief. The causes of your fibroids remain and they will often regrow, even after drug treatment and surgery.
Natural methods work very well for some women concerned about uterine fibroids and anemia and when used properly, can provide a long term solution.