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Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that sometimes grow in the lining of the uterus. While fibroids are usually harmless, they can sometimes cause pain, discomfort, and difficult periods. Although some research suggests that cannabinoids like CBD might be able to reduce the growth of tumors, there’s not much evidence that it can help specifically with fibroids.  X Trustworthy Source National Cancer Institute An agency in the National Institutes of Health focused on cancer research and patient support Go to source However, if your fibroids are painful, CBD oil might help reduce your pain and discomfort.  X Trustworthy Source Harvard Medical School Harvard Medical School’s Educational Site for the Public Go to source You can take it in a variety of forms, including as a tincture, an edible, or even a suppository. Just talk to your doctor before trying CBD to make sure it’s a safe option for you.
Cannabinoid receptors in reproductive tissue and related steroids have led researchers to investigate the possibility of CBD therapy on hormone-related tumors. The endocannabinoid system prevents the movement and progression of tumors found inside the sex hormones. Researchers have found that CBD might be a useful way to treat uterine fibroids, malignancies, and more hormone disorders. This is all done by boosting the endocannabinoid system. According to the research, boosting endocannabinoids will stop cellular accumulation and the speed at which growth occurs inside tumors.
Fibroids are a common tumor of the uterine muscle that can be found in premenopausal women. Fibroids come from lifelong exposure to xenoestrogens, which have a toxic effect on our bodies. That is why reducing exposure to xenoestrogens to stop toxicity is crucial for many women. These tumors may result in bleeding, pressure, and pelvic pain. Fibroids tend to grow when in the presence of estrogen, so decreasing estrogen levels will make the fibroids shrink, which will then give the user relief, but medications to reduce the number of fibroids have side effects. That is why people who have fibroids prefer to have the tumors surgically removed.
Research to prove that marijuana has a positive impact on patients with certain diseases is not allowed under federal law.
How can CBD help you deal with Fibroids?
Fibroids are not just limited to menstruation. Researchers said that fibroids can appear after menopause and can also occur during pregnancy.
Harris’ bills seeking to legalize medical marijuana were heard by House Health and Human Services Committee on Jan. 24.
One of the most painful aspects of a disease are its side effects. They can be overwhelming, as they may include insomnia, anxiety, pain, and more. Treating these effects can be very difficult because the medications for side effects can sometimes be addictive. People are looking for another way to fix this problem without creating more issues. This is where CBD comes to the rescue for those who find themselves in such positions.
A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that women who used medical marijuana to treat severe menstrual pain and fibroids were more likely to have a reduction in the size of their uterus. In this study, published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, scientists used hemp plants that have been genetically engineered to produce high levels of CBD. “This is the first time that a pharmaceutical-grade, endocannabinoid-derived phytocannabinoid has been shown to have anti-fibrotic activity in vivo,” said Manuel Gélinas, a professor at the University of Montreal.
My doctor cannot confirm that my fibroids are the reason for my miscarriages, which makes sense, of course… however, my intuition tells me this is so. Everything else about my uterus is intact. It is easy enough for me to get pregnant. At 41, I am still very fertile. Always, I miscarry at the same time. I really would like to have children and have been contemplating myomectomy… try getting pregnant one more time… proceed with surgery first?
I first like to educate. Fibroids are very common— up to 80%-of-women-around-the world common, so you’re definitely not alone. But please don’t confuse common with normal—this isn’t a feature of the female experience, this is pathological and women are suffering.
NU: All the treatments above reduce pain from fibroids as the excess estrogen is cleansed from the body and fibroids begin to shrink. Fibro Defense, in particular, is helpful. Other pain relief options are warm castor oil packs do wonders for fibroid pain, essential oils like clary sage, thyme, and frankincense (a few drops of each combined with a bit of carrier oil massaged over the lower belly), sipping on teas like red raspberry leaf, nettle, and dandelion (I like a strong concoction of all three sipped throughout menses), yoga, and acupuncture are all very effective at managing painful symptoms. But again, all of this must be combined with diet, supplementation and lifestyle changes to really work.
NU: Symptoms of uterine fibroids can go far beyond heavy menstrual periods and painful cramps. They can include fertility issues and gastrointestinal problems such as constipation, bloating, and abdominal pain as well. Western medicine sadly follows a path of treating the symptoms, not the cause, and most doctors will recommend surgical treatments rather than treating the underlying hormonal imbalance. I always recommend a solid 6 month commitment to the holistic approach before considering surgery, if possible.
hi I was diagnosed with fibroid at 26, and I was told that is big I need to be operated upon, but am scared Pls can you help on the type of diet and natural drug to take
For me, holistic approaches as well as non-Western options matter. I am grateful that I have access to other wellness options outside of the doctor’s office and it feels important to share this information. As long as holistic treatments and preventative wellness are not things that Western Medicine offers, the majority of people seeking treatment are not receiving all the information in a standard doctor visit with the OB-GYN. My mother didn’t. And I certainly didn’t either.
KC: When patients come to me with a fibroid diagnosis, they’re often in a lot of pain, worried, and full of questions. Am I infertile? Nope, but there are complications to consider. Do I have cancer? No still, but I can see why you might think that—tumors are scary! Is there anything I can do? Yes, let’s talk about it.