Natural Fibroids Treatment Bloomington IN

Whether fibroids are present or not, the most likely cause for heavy bleeding in your age group is perimenopause—the period of changing hormonal patterns that precedes actual menopause. During these years, hormone levels fluctuate widely and ovulation may not occur every month.

Bharati Ravindra Kharkar, MD
(812) 353-2800
2620 W Cota Dr
Bloomington, IN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Inst Of Med Sci, Banaras Hindu Univ, Varanasi, Up, India
Graduation Year: 1973

Data Provided by:
Fadi F Haddad, MD
(812) 336-7407
822 W 1st St Ste 8
Bloomington, IN
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: American Univ Of Beirut, Fac Of Med, Beirut, Lebanon
Graduation Year: 1988

Data Provided by:
Dr.Allan Thornton
(812) 349-5074
2425 North Milo B Sampson Lane
Bloomington, IN
Gender
M
Speciality
Oncologist
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

Data Provided by:
Karuna Koneru
(812) 723-7459
642 W Hospital Rd
Bloomington, IN
Specialty
Oncologist
Associated Hospitals
Cancer Care Center

Allan Thornton
32 Fruit St
Bloomington, IN
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

Roger Frank Robison, MD
(812) 885-3939
2422 E Rechter Rd
Bloomington, IN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Languages
German
Education
Medical School: Albany Med Coll, Albany Ny 12208
Graduation Year: 1963
Hospital
Hospital: Good Samaritan Hosp, Vincennes, In

Data Provided by:
Allan F Thornton, MD
2425 N Milo Sampson Ln
Bloomington, IN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Va Sch Of Med, Charlottesville Va 22908
Graduation Year: 1981

Data Provided by:
Datchen Fritz Tai, MD
(812) 323-1535
2929 McIntyre Dr
Bloomington, IN
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Wien, Med Fak, Wien, Austria (407-26 3/1938 To 6/1945)
Graduation Year: 1981
Hospital
Hospital: Bloomington Hosp, Bloomington, In; Dunn Mem Hosp, Bedford, In
Group Practice: Cancer Care Ctr-Southern IN

Data Provided by:
Bharati Kharkar
(812) 353-2800
2620 W Cota Dr
Bloomington, IN
Specialty
Radiation Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Southern IN Radiological Assoc

Allan Miller
(812) 330-3689
550 S Landmark Ave
Bloomington, IN
Specialty
Medical Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Dmr

Data Provided by:

Treating Fibroids without Surgery

Provided by: 

By Nancy Lonsdorf, MD

I’m 46, and I’ve been diagnosed with uterine fibroids. My symptoms are very heavy bleeding with menstruation and much longer periods than usual. I’d prefer to avoid surgery. Is there something else that can help?

Whether fibroids are present or not, the most likely cause for heavy bleeding in your age group is perimenopause—the period of changing hormonal patterns that precedes actual menopause. During these years, hormone levels fluctuate widely and ovulation may not occur every month. Both of these factors predispose you to irregular bleeding patterns, including heavy flow, and are the most likely cause of your heavy bleeding, not the fibroid itself. That is why it is important to give nonsurgical approaches a try first, as long as no serious condition exists and you are not dangerously anemic.

Most commonly, perimenopausal hormonal imbalance involves too much estrogen, which builds up the uterine lining, and not enough progesterone, which maintains the lining and helps prevent excessive bleeding. Your doctor may recommend a progesterone-like drug to help slow the flow. If so, request bio-identical progesterone—it’s just as effective as synthetics but comes with fewer side effects. The herb chasteberry (Vitex agnus castus) works to increase your body’s own progesterone production and may help normalize your flow when taken regularly for several months.

Soy foods, licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra), and red clover (Trifolium pratense) all have pro-estrogenic effects, so it’s best to avoid them whenever you experience heavy bleeding. Ditto red meat and other products from hormone-treated animals. Lastly, you want to avoid liver toxins such as alcohol and an unhealthy, junk-food diet since impaired liver function can also lead to excess estrogen buildup.

Author: Nancy Lonsdorf, MD

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...