Natural Remedies for Ovarian Cysts
An ovarian cyst is a benign (non-cancerous), fluid-filled sac that develops on one or both ovaries. Most women do not even notice they have an ovarian cyst until they have an ultrasound or other medical procedure. The ones that grow, twist or push on other organs can produce symptoms such as abdominal pain, bleeding and painful intercourse. It is important to note if severe abdominal pain is experienced, medical attention must be sought immediately as this could be a sign that the cyst has ruptured.
What Causes Ovarian Cysts?
They are often caused by a hormonal imbalance and have been linked to the use of fertility drugs which overstimulate the reproductive system.
What Natural Remedies Can I Use To Get Rid of Ovarian Cysts?
Diet can play a role in helping to get rid of ovarian cysts. Reducing or eliminating dairy, white flour and processed foods and adding more fruits, dark, leafy green vegetables and fiber can help the body heal naturally.
Supplements & Herbal remedies
Due to its ability to restore the proper balance of levels of hormones in the body, the prevention and reduction of ovarian cysts is often effectively checked by the vitamin E when it is used as a supplement. To enable the body to accumulate on compounds called prostaglandins which have an anti- inflammatory function, the body utilizes substances called gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) which themselves are essential fatty acids, these compounds are
extremely abundant in the oil of the evening primrose herb. Additional sources for this essential fatty acid are from dietary supplement oils such as the oils from the flax seed, the oil of theolive, the oil of the borage and black currant oil. Both liver oils from the cod and halibut are rich in GLA and can be used as supplements as well. The inflammation that often arises in the body can be reduced and minimized using the vitamin C in combination with plant based substances called the bioflavonoids. This natural plant based bioflavonoids
have a role of preserving estrogen function and act along with the vitamin C in the body. They maintain the general activity of the hormone estrogen by the ability of stalling too rapid a disintegration process the hormone may be subjected to once the body starts breaking it down. A variety of herbs and foods like commonly available garlic andonions, seasonal fruits like cherries and berries, the seeds of the grape, peppers and currants are rich in these bioflavonoids, citrus fruits being particularly rich in these compounds. Compounds such as rutin, citrus fruit derived substances like hesperidin, the compound catechin, and quercetin, can all be used as supplements and are available in supplemental form, additionally the grape seed extract or pycnogenolcan also be used in this role as supplements. Use can also be made of the vitamin A or beta-carotene to maintain a healthy and functioning ovarian lining, this will preclude the formation of cysts.
Apple Cider Vinegar has also been known to be beneficial to the the
treatment of ovarian cysts. They regulate the body’s acid/alkaline balance and aid cell protect ultimately shrink the cysts.
Starting from the fourteenth day and lasting until the twenty-eight day of the menstrual period, the external application of natural progesterone cream is suggested. To aid in the regulation of levels of hormones in the body, externally apply about 1/4-1/2 tsp. of the cream on the region of the thighs and the hips. The regulation of the levels of the hormone estrogen can also be achieved through the use of various herbs like dong quai, the Chinese herb, the licorice herb, the black cohosh, and berries like the chaste berry and the raspberry, other herbs like the damiana, culinary herbs like the sage, the all purpose herb ginseng, the fennel andgotu kola can all also be employed for hormone regulation. As per directions given, these herbs can be ingested as capsules, taken in the form of a tea or in a tincture form.
ADDITIONAL THINGS YOU MAY DO
Because of its propensity to bring about congestion internally temperature is an important factor in the condition, warm yourself and do not allow an overexposure of the extremities and the region of the lower abdomen to cold. Since they tend to inhibit the circulation in the pelvic region, make sure you do not wear shoes with high heels, too often.