Uterine fibroid

WHAT IS Uterine Fibroid?

Uterine fibroids, also known as leiomyomas or myomas.

They are non-cancerous growths of the uterus, can be inside, middle muscle layers or outside.

The exact cause of uterine fibroids is not well understood, but hormonal factors, particularly estrogen and progesterone, seem to play a role in their development. Genetic factors, ethnicity, and age also contribute to the risk of developing fibroids.

Signs and symptoms :

  • depends on the size and site of fibroid
  • Dull pelvic pain, Abdominal distention, heavy menstrual bleeding, prolonged periods, and frequent urination as pressure symptoms
  • Anemia due to excessive blood loss during menstruation
  • fertility issues
  • complications during pregnancy and labor.


  • Pelvicand abdominal examination by health care specialist
  • Ultrasound Sonogram
  • MRI

 Treatment options for Uterine Fibroid

Ayurvedic treatment:

  • Oral medications to reduce the size
  • Medicines to manage the pain, bleeding and symptoms
  • Panchakarma treatments including uttharabasti, udarabasti, avagaham

Medical Treatments

  • Vary depending on the severity of symptoms, the size and location of the fibroids, and the patient’s age and desire for future fertility. 
  • medications to control symptoms, such as pain relievers or hormonal therapies.
  • Severe cases, surgical interventions like myomectomy (removal of the fibroids while leaving the uterus intact) or hysterectomy (removal of the uterus).

Diet and lifestyle suggestions

  • A good routine with Dinacharya rtucharya and Sadvrtha helps to reduce all the dosha imbalances which prevent majority of the disease.
  • Avoid high fat foods, herb shatavari
  • reduce consumption of dairy products, soya, tempe, tofu
  • increase anti-oxidant veggies in diet like berries, beetroot, moringa, spinach
  • Include chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, apple seeds in diet.
  • make sure you have regular bowel movement.
  • Follow brisk walking, 
  • do warm compress or castor oil packs below umbilicus
  • sitz bath with Epsom salt
  • breathing exercise, 
  • sun salutation
  • butterfly exercise
  • Anuloma and viloma

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