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Fibroids usually occur as a non cancerous tumors that grow from the muscle layers of the uterus. It is usually noted middle and later reproductive years. The condition is only noticed only after the tumours have grown in size. It is usually observed that tumors constrict after menopause, due to decline in the level of reproductive organs. Fibroids can sometimes cause heavy periods, causing abdominal swelling and urinary problems.

About 20% of all women may get affected by fibroids at stage during their life. Fibroid often appears between the age of 30 and 50. Overweight and obese women are more likely to have fibroids, compared to women of normal weight.

Symptoms of Fibroids

  • Heavy bleeding at the time of mensturation
  • Pain in the pelvic area
  • Heavy bleeding during mensturation
  • Bleeding in between periods
  • Prolonged menstrual periods
  • Constipation
  • Lower back ache
  • Pain in legs

According to Ayurveda, the fibroid is the abnormal mamasadhatu growth of uterus. It is caused as a result of vitilated kapha accumulation. As per Ayurveda texts, fibroids comes under yoni vyapad rog ( Set of diseases related to female reproductive system). The size of these tumors can range from a few millimeters to five inches in diameter.

A healthy diet, lifestyle changes and yoga are useful in treating fibroid. Ayurvedic herbs like Kumari, Shuda Guggulu, Neem and Ashhoka are useful in treating fibroid.

Authored by Dr. RANI GUPTA

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