Fibroids are abnormal growths that develop in or on a woman's uterus. Sometimes these tumors become quite large and cause severe abdominal pain and heavy periods. In other cases, they cause no signs or symptoms at all. The growths are typically benign, or noncancerous and originates from the myometrium of uterus.
It is seen mostly in the middle and later years of reproductive age and studies show that up to 80% of women have fibroids by the age of 50.
It's unclear why fibroids develop, but several factors may influence their formation such as:
- Family History.
- Heavy bleeding between or during your periods that includes blood clots
- Pain in the pelvis or lower back.
- Increased menstrual cramping.
- Increased urination.
- Enlarged and bloated abdomen.
- Menstruation that lasts longer than usual.
According to Ayurveda, it can be termed as garbhasayagata granthi. Due to excess intake of cold, heavy and fried items there will be vitiation of the three humors in the body mainly kapha and vata predominance that leads to the formation of fibroids in uterus.
As per ayurvedic science, fibroids or granthi are formed due to the accumulation of kapha dosha, along with disturbances in vata and pitta. Due to improper foods and habits, kapha dosha accumulates in the arthavavaha srotas (comprising uterus, ovaries, fallopian ubes and channels which carry out reproductive functions) leading to vitiation of vata and pitta doshas and also disturbance in mamsa dhatu (tissue element), causing formation of granthi.
Ayurveda understands that healing must take place on all levels. It has a holistic approach where all aspects such as diet, lifestyle, internal medicines, external treatments and yoga are included which helps to balance the doshas and bring the body and mind back to harmony.
Kooplicat Ayurveda Hospital helps you achieve this through the use of specific drugs and drug combinations that are customised based on your constitution and condition. Treatments of uterine fibroids are mainly aimed and maintaining equilibrium of doshas and purification of blood from all the toxins. We also provide personalised ayurvedic diet that adds to the faster recovery and also help you lead a healthy life with no recurrence of disease.