UTERINE FIBROIDS- Ayurvedic Treatment, Diet, Exercises, Research Papers, Yoga & Pranayama 

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths in the uterus. It is also known as a uterine myoma. It is one of the causes of heavy menstrual bleeding.

  • SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF UTERINE FIBROIDS 
  • CAUSES OF UTERINE FIBROIDS 
  • PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF UTERINE FIBROIDS 
  • DIAGNOSIS OF UTERINE FIBROIDS 
  • TREATMENTS FOR UTERINE FIBROIDS 
  • PROGNOSIS OF UTERINE FIBROIDS 
  • COMPLICATIONS OF UTERINE FIBROIDS 
  • UTERINE FIBROIDS   AND AYURVEDA
  • NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF UTERINE FIBROIDS 
  • PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF UTERINE FIBROIDS 
  • SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF UTERINE FIBROIDS 
  • LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF UTERINE FIBROIDS 
  • AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF UTERINE FIBROIDS 
  • CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR UTERINE FIBROIDS 
  • AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR UTERINE FIBROIDS 
  • AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR UTERINE FIBROIDS 
  • COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR UTERINE FIBROIDS 
  • HOME REMEDIES FOR UTERINE FIBROIDS 
  • DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR UTERINE FIBROIDS 
  • YOGA FOR UTERINE FIBROIDS 
  • RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF UTERINE FIBROIDS 

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF UTERINE FIBROIDS 

  • Irregular menstruation
  • Painful menstruation
  • Bleeding for more than a week
  • The increased amount of blood loss
  • Night changing of pad disturbs sleep
  •  Passing blood clots
  • Pain in the abdomen and lower back
  • Anaemia
  •  Tiredness
  • Fatigue

CAUSES OF UTERINE FIBROIDS 

  • The exact cause is not known
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Genetic factors 

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF UTERINE FIBROIDS 

The pathophysiology of uterine fibroids is based on the causative factor. The repeated cell division in the muscular tissue of the uterus occurs. It is the major cause of heavy bleeding. Any process that interferes with the normal endocrine, paracrine or hemostatic functions of the endometrium as well as possibly any interference with myometrial contractility may also cause heavy bleeding.

DIAGNOSIS OF UTERINE FIBROIDS 

  • Diagnosis through clinical features
  • Ultrasound scanning
  • MRI scanning
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Blood tests – to measure the hormonal imbalance. level of haemoglobin (in case of heavy bleeding)

TREATMENTS FOR UTERINE FIBROIDS 

  • Surgical removal of fibroid
  • Surgical removal of the uterus – hysterectomy
  • Treatment for underlying pathology

PROGNOSIS OF UTERINE FIBROIDS 

  • Uterine fibroids shrink after menopause
  • surgical removal of the uterus is the best option in case of large fibroids

COMPLICATIONS OF UTERINE FIBROIDS         

  • In some cases uterine fibroids become malignant

UTERINE FIBROIDS AND AYURVEDA

  • In Ayurveda uterine fibroids are managed based on the symptoms.
  • Heavy bleeding is the major symptom in fibroids. Hence it is treated based on the ‘Asrigdhara chikilsa”.
  • It is of 4 types – vata, pitta, kapha, sannipatha

NIDANA- AYURVEDIC CAUSES OF UTERINE FIBROIDS 

  • Excess consumption of sour, acrid, unwholesome food
  • Yoniroga
  • Excess dosha vitiation in the uterus
  • Suppression of natural urges

PURVAROOPAM- AYURVEDIC PREMONITORY SYMPTOMS OF UTERINE FIBROIDS 

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding

SAMPRAPTI – AYURVEDIC PATHOGENESIS OF UTERINE FIBROIDS  

Due to the causative factors, excess vitiation of doshas occurs along with mamsa and raktadhatu . The vitiation of mamsa dhatu causes growths in the uterus. When the vitiated doshas reside in the uterus further aggravates rakta dhatu, asrigdhara manifested.

LAKSHANA- AYURVEDIC SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF UTERINE FIBROIDS 

  • Atiartava – heavy bleeding   
  • Ksheena – weakness

AYURVEDIC PROGNOSIS OF UTERINE FIBROIDS 

  • Krichra Sadya roga – symptoms are manageable with Ayurvedic medicines, the large-sized fibroids need surgical treatment.

CHIKITSA- AYURVEDIC TREATMENT FOR UTERINE FIBROIDS 

AYURVEDIC SAMANA TREATMENT FOR UTERINE FIBROIDS 

  • Treatment for raktakshaya
  • Stambhana chikilsa

 AYURVEDIC SHODHANA TREATMENT FOR UTERINE FIBROIDS 

  • NASYA- Ksheerabala

COMMONLY USED AYURVEDIC MEDICINES FOR UTERINE FIBROIDS 

Internal administration

  • Kanchanara guggulu
  • Pushyanuga churnam
  • Asokarishtam
  • Kanasatahwadi kashayam
  • Varanadi Kashayam
  • Madhusnuhi Rasayan
  • Rasagandhi Mezhu
  • Ashoka ghrita
  • Usheerasava
  • Soubhagya shundi
  • Bola parpadi
  • Pradara ripu rasa

HOME REMEDIES FOR UTERINE FIBROIDS 

  • Take an appropriate quantity of fluids
  • Intake of iron supplements

DIET AND BEHAVIOUR FOR UTERINE FIBROIDS 

  • Avoid food items that produce dosha imbalance like extreme sour, acrid, and dry food, hard to digest. Because dosha imbalance aggravates the symptoms.
  • Take proper rest.
  • Consume  a balanced diet
  • Menstrual hygiene

YOGA FOR UTERINE FIBROIDS 

  • Nadi Shuddi Pranayam    – calms the mind and gets relief from the irritations associated with uterine fibroids 

The patient needs to be seated in a meditative posture with the head and spine erect, with the body relaxed. The patient has to close his one nostril (e.g. left nostril if using the right hand and vice versa) with the thumb and exhale completely through the other nostril. Again, he will have to breathe in deeply through the other nostril while the opposite nostril is still closed with the thumb.                              

  • Savasana – relaxes body and mind

RESEARCH PAPERS OF AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF UTERINE FIBROIDS 

  1. Ayurvedic intervention in the management of uterine fibroids: A Case series

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4649577/

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