Oral contraceptives - to help control heavy periods
Intrauterine devices (IUDs) that release the synthetic hormone progestin - to help reduce heavy bleeding and pain
Iron supplements - to prevent or treat anemia due to heavy periods
A hysterectomy is frequently advised in the U.S. - especially if a woman does not intend to have children. In fact, leiomyoma are the predominant reason for a hysterectomy in premenopausal women (MerckManual)
Myomectomy - This surgery removes the fibroids. It is often the chosen treatment for women who want to have children, because it usually can preserve fertility. More fibroids can develop after a myomectomy.
Magnetic Resonance-Guided Focused Ultrasound - Magnetic Resonance guided Focused Ultrasound (MRgFUS), is a non-invasive intervention (requiring no incision) that uses high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) waves to ablate (destroy) tissue in combination with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), which guides and monitors the treatment.
Hysteroscopic resection of fibroids(as outpatient) - when UFs are growing inside the uterus. A small camera/instruments are inserted through the cervix into the uterus to remove the UFs.
Uterine artery embolization - procedure cuts off blood supply to the UF, causing it to die and shrink.
Anti-fibrotic therapies inhibit and reverse the fibrotic process
Affect a change in abnormal ECM by leiomyoma cells
• GONADOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE analogues
• Small studies indicate Progesterone receptor antagonists decrease uterine fibroid size
- Full Progesterone receptor antagonist - Mifepristone (aka RU-486) was effective in a placebo-controlled pilot study. (Malartic et al, 2008)
- Selective Progesterone receptor modulators - such as Progenta and Asoprisnil, have been under investigation; (Wilkens et al, 2009)
Malartic, C.; Morel, O.; Akerman, G.; Tulpin, L.; Desfeux, P.; Barranger, E. (2008). "La mifÃ©pristone dans la prise en charge des fibromes utÃ©rins". GynÃ©cologie ObstÃ©trique & FertilitÃ© 36: 668.
Wilkens, J; Williams, AR; Chwalisz, K; Han, C; Cameron, IT; Critchley, HO (2009). "Effect of asoprisnil on uterine proliferation markers and endometrial expression of the tumour suppressor gene, PTEN". Human reproduction (Oxford, England) 24(5): 1036-44 PubMed
Chronic low-level inflammation (CLII) involved in almost all health problems
"The medical kit of the future"
General electrotherapy health benefits. Used systemically and/or locally at specific problem areas of the body, its effective application has many benefits:
|Detoxification||Wellness / Healthy aging||Pain relief|
|Relief from insomnia||Immune system restoral||Anti-Inflammatory|
|Maximizes cellular energy production||Accelerated tissue /bone
|Muscle relaxation / rehabilitation||Increased blood oxygen
There are several reasonably affordable electrotherapy devices available for personal use. The following electrotherapies are those that have received a significant amount of positive feedback:
|Pulsed Electromagnetic Field (PEMF) therapy|
|Near Infrared (NIR) class 4 laser therapy|
Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES) applies specific frequency patterns to the head area, with the following benefits:
|Balances neurotransmitters||Relieves pain||Treats depression|
|Substance abuse withdrawal||Relieves insomnia||Relieve stress / anxiety|