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What is Ovarian Cyst?
Ovarian cyst is a health problem that is becoming quite common in recent years. Cysts are fluid-filled sacs of different sizes that occur in the ovaries. At times, there may even be multiple cysts that are known as polycystic ovaries.
Ovarian cysts can be benign, either those that are non-cancerous and those that are malignant or cancerous. The diagnosis and treatment of ovarian cysts is very important whether they are benign or malignant, as they can lead to many problems and complications related to the ovaries which may lead to infertility in women.
Types of Ovarian Cyst
Ovarian cysts are of two types – functional ovarian cysts and abnormal ovarian cysts.
Functional Ovarian Cyst
Functional ovarian cysts are due to slight changes in the functioning of the ovaries that leads to irregular menstrual cycles, painful menstrual flow, and dysmenorrhea. Functional cysts are either follicular cysts or luteal cysts.
Some other types of ovarian cysts are dermoid cysts, endometrial cysts, cystadenoma cysts and polycystic ovaries.
Natural treatments for ovarian cysts are always recommended in medical, surgical or other treatments unless the condition of the cysts is too severe. This is because the ovary is one of the most important organs in a woman’s body and if she does not receive proper treatment, then it can lead to serious health problems leading to infertility and even the removal of the ovaries from the body.
Unlike medical or surgical treatments, natural treatments have no side effects and are therefore much more safer.
This article will elaborate on the various effective natural treatments for ovarian cysts that will further increase fertility in women.
Symptoms and diagnosis of ovarian cysts
Symptoms and diagnosis of ovarian cysts before times can treat ovarian cysts, it is important to know the causes and symptoms of ovarian cysts. The main cause of ovarian cyst development is a high level of estrogen. These high levels of estrogen may be responsible for hormonal imbalances resulting in abnormal ovulation, low levels of progesterone and consequently ovarian cyst formation.
Also, different types of foods contain xenohormones that form xenostrogens and these compounds are similar to estrogen. Eating these foods also increases the levels of estrogen in the body. Ovarian cysts leads to many other problems such as: – irregular and delayed menstrual cycles, short luteal phase, poor ovarian reserve, poor egg quality, high follicular stimulating hormone, low levels of progesterone, fibroids and endometriosis.
The symptoms of ovarian cysts include an increase or decrease in blood pressure levels, becoming pale due to loss of red blood cells, chronic nausea, illness, vomiting, excessive urination, increased body temperature leading to fever, visible abdominal or pelvic mass, swelling of the abdomen, pain in the pelvic area, sudden weight loss or weight gain, feeling of weakness, weakness, dizziness, irregular periods and heavy menstrual flow.
Ovarian cysts can be diagnosed or detected in a number of ways. Some of these methods include ultrasound imaging, endo-vaginal ultrasound, CT and MRI, pregnancy tests, tests that check for hormonal imbalances and a process known as culdocentesis. These methods are the tests that detect the presence of cysts in the ovaries.
Natural treatments for ovarian cysts and increase fertility
There are several types of natural treatments for ovarian cysts.
1# Castor Oil Packs:
Castor oil packs are very effective in treating ovarian cysts and fibroids. Castor oil packs help decrease endometriosis and remove scar tissue that causes the Fallopian tubes to be blocked.
Castor oil helps evacuate these tissues and blocked toxins that are formed in the body. A cold pressed castor oil kit works best. You can dip a piece of cloth or flannel in castor oil and place it on the abdomen. If you place a piece of plastic before placing the towel then your clothes will be saved from staining. Place a hot water bottle or heating pad on top of the towel and keep in place for at least an hour. After an hour, remove the battery and massage the remaining oil on your abdomen and rest for the next hour. If you repeat this process three times a week for three months, then you will definitely see improvements in your condition. However, it is advisable not to use the castor oil pack when you have your period or when trying to conceive.
2# Maca Root
Another natural treatment for ovarian cysts is the use of Maca. Maca is an adaptogenic herb that helps control mood swings, energy levels and reduces stress levels. All of these are frequently associated with the formation of ovarian cysts. Maca is a medicinal herb that helps the body increase progesterone production and bring it to normal levels to counteract the effect of increased levels of estrogen. This herb is also beneficial to increase fertility. It also shrinks the proliferation of tissues that contribute to ovarian cysts. You can take 1000 mg of maca daily to balance progesterone levels and help establish regular menstrual cycles.
The intake of natural vitamins and minerals increases the body’s ability to fight the causes of ovarian cysts and destroy the cells that lead to cysts. In particular vitamins like vitamin C are very beneficial in the treatment of ovarian cysts. Another zinc mineral is effective that prevents ovarian cysts and is also good for cell growth. Vitamin B helps regulate the imbalance in hormone levels and thus reduce the increase in estrogen levels and increase fertility chances. Antioxidants are another important way to treat ovarian cysts. Antioxidants help protect cells from damage or abnormal changes in cells.
4# Natural Progesterone Cream
Finally, another very important natural way to treat ovarian cysts is the use of natural progesterone cream. Natural progesterone cream helps to reduce the increase in estrogen levels and thus decrease the chances for the formation of ovarian cysts. This cream should be applied from tenth till the 28th day of the menstrual cycle for at least three months to effectively help the body to shrink the cyst.
If detected at an early stage, it is always best to treat ovarian cysts naturally as it reduces the risk of any side effects.