Use Warm Water Bottles
Pain is a typical symptom for those who have fibroids. It’s recommended that you use warm water bottles on the areas that are most painful to ease the pain. It can also help to bathe in warm water when possible.
Keep Your Blood Pressure Under Control
High blood pressure levels can aggravate your fibroids. If you’re already on high blood pressure medication, make sure to take them as required.
While it’s normal to have your blood pressure checked at your scheduled check-ups, there’s nothing wrong with asking your doctor to get checked more often to be safe.
Practice Relaxation Activities
Stress is also a huge concern for persons who are dealing with fibroids. To manage your symptoms, it’s great to find ways to relax such as meditation and hobbies.
Other activities like tai chi and yoga have the added benefit of getting you some well-needed exercise.
Get Some Sun
Taking a walk in the early morning can get you a nice dose of Vitamin D. Recent studies suggest that this vitamin can help to reduce the size of your fibroids. If you can’t get some sun, look out for foods that have added Vitamin D. Supplements are also an option but talk with your doctor before starting them.
Try Natural Herbs or Teas
This last suggestion should definitely be discussed with your doctor. Some health experts suggest drinking green tea and certain Chinese herbs. Since these herbs aren’t regulated though, it’s best to do some research and watch out for side effects that can be harmful to your pregnancy.
As you might expect, the effectiveness of all these tips will vary based on the type of fibroids you have and how severe your symptoms are. It’s best to consult your doctor before you make any changes to your diet or exercise routine. If nothing is working to ease your symptoms, let your doctor know so you can discuss what other changes might be open to you.