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Lee, it can also cause fibroids, fibrocystic breasts and cervical dysplasia. In women going through menopause, it can cause symptoms such as weight gain, irritability, mood swings and headaches. A woman's ovaries normally produce 20 to 30 mg of progesterone daily during the middle part of the menstrual cycle. Progesterone is made by the placenta in pregnant women in relatively huge quantities (as much as 300 mg daily in the last trimester). Dr. Lee speculates that much of postpartum depression may be caused by the plunge in progesterone levels.

The Natural Physician's Healing Therapies

Mark Stengler, N.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

The goal of natural treatment of uterine fibroids is to slow down, halt, or shrink their growth until menopause (when estrogen levels decrease). Natural progesterone can be quite helpful in managing this condition. Apply one-quarter teaspoon to one-half teaspoon twice daily for three weeks of the month. Discontinue during menses. Vaginitis Women who are prone to vaginal yeast infections may have an estrogen/progesterone imbalance. Some cases respond well to natural progesterone. Apply one-quarter to one-half teaspoon of progesterone cream twice daily for one week before your period begins.

Fortunately, most fibroids do not cause symptoms. For severe cases, we recommend natural progesterone. In a small number of cases, surgery is required. Water I remember a span of about three weeks during medical school when I experienced dull headaches, dizziness, and lethargy. It seemed like my thinking was cloudy. While I couldn't explain all these symptoms, I assumed that mounting stress of my classes, plus all the hours I'd been working in the clinic, were beginning to take their toll.

Disease Prevention and Treatment

The Life Extension Editorial Staff (See book keywords and concepts)

If the liver is not effectively metabolizing estradiol, the uterus may become "overestrogenized" and respond with fibroids. The implications of good liver function are manifold. Most individuals can benefit from nutritional support applied to improve liver performance. Herbs such as silibinin (milk thistle), dandelion, goldenseal, barberry, and artichoke have moved from folklore to accepted herbal pharmacology as accepted agents for improving liver function. Choline, inositol, and methionine are also often included in a hepatic protocol.

Obviously, estrogen replacement therapy at menopause can wotsen uterine fibroids due to increased levels of circulating estrogen. Detoxification of Hormones Three types of estrogen make up the total estrogen load in a female. These include estradiol, estrone, and estriol. Both estradiol and estrone have been implicated as being carcinogenic under certain circumstances. There is some evidence that estriol is not only noncar-cinogenic, but also anticarcinogenic as well.

Various researchers believe that women with fibroids, due to the estrogen load that a contraceptive delivers, should avoid oral contraception. Other prac-titionets, who believe the only notable association with oral conttaception is a significantly increased risk among women who used oral contraceptives at age 13-16 years, question this theory (Marshall et al. 1998). The risk of developing a uterus that is not strong physically appears to inctease with an early menarche, parity, or a history of infertility.

By adjusting the dose of Arimidex, women may be able to lower excess estrogen, thereby helping to shrink fibroids and possibly reducing breast cancer risk. Polycystic Ovaries Polycystic ovaries is a condition directly caused by a hormone imbalance. Because of an excess of androgens (the "male" hormone), normal egg development is prevented. When eggs are underdeveloped, numerous small cysts are formed.

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Gary Null (See book keywords and concepts)

For information on alternative therapies for specific types of cancer, see the following chapters: chapter 55, Breast Cancer and Other Breast Diseases; chapter 56, Cervical Dysplasia, fibroids, and Female Reproductive System Cancers; and chapter 60, Prostate Conditions. 38 The Cancer Microbe The lump in Dr. Owen Wheeler's neck was not large, but it was a lot more than a swollen gland. Closer examination confirmed the physician's worst fears. He had a cancer of the lymph glands that had wrapped itself around the major arteries nearby.

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The Life Extension Editorial Staff (See book keywords and concepts)

By having a physician adjust the dose of Arimidex, women may be able to lower excess estrogen, thereby helping to shrink fibroids and possibly reducing breast cancer risk. When Arimidex was compared to tamoxifen in a breast cancer prevention trial, Arimidex was slightly more effective and virtually free of side effects (ATAC Trialists' Group 2002). The Role of the Thyroid Gland The health of the thyroid gland should be considered in any debility in the reproductive organs.

Breast Cancer: A Nutritional Approach

Carlton Fredericks, Ph.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

I suspect that it is much easier to prevent or retard the growth of uterine fibroids with good nutrition than it is to treat them. Coming back to the question concerning the negative attitude of many physicians toward nutrition, a partial answer is found in an editorial in the November 29, 1976, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). It tells the story of the responses of 60 medical schools to detailed questions concerning the amount of instruction in nutrition which their students receive. Sixteen schools didn't respond.

Cancer & Natural Medicine: A Textbook of Basic Science and Clinical Research

John Boik (See book keywords and concepts)

Symptoms of phlegm include a sticky tongue coat, lung and sinus congestion, lipomas, fibroids, edema, numbness of the limbs, and swelling of the lymph nodes and thyroid. 10.2.5 Toxins The word toxin (du) has a variety of meanings in Traditional Chinese Medicine, including poison, venom, fevers, and other symptoms associated with infectious disease. With respect to cancer, its most important meaning is that of purulent tissue decay.

Bartram's Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine: The Definitive Guide

Thomas Bartram (See book keywords and concepts)

The most common cause is pregnancy but it can arise from hormonal imbalance, trauma, anaemia, fibroids, polyps, constitutional disorder or emotional problems. Though not prejudicial to health it marks a departure from normal. Symptoms. Scanty irregular or absent periods. Alternatives. Agnus Castus, Black Cohosh. Blue Cohosh, Chaparral, Feverfew, Helonias, Life root, Lovage, Marigold, Motherwort. Mugwort, Parsley root, Pennyroyal, Rosemary, Rue, Tansy, Thuja, Southernwood, Wormwood, Yarrow, Hedge Hyssop (Gratiola officinalis). Tea: Combine: Agnus Castus, Motherwort, Yarrow.

Bleeding from lungs, kidneys, bladder and uterine fibroids. Flooding of the menopause. Candida, leucorrhoea (decoction used as a vaginal douche). To strengthen female constitution. Preparations. Thrice daily. Decoction. Half-2 grams to each cupful water simmered gently 10 minutes. Dose: half-1 cup. Liquid extract. 10-30 drops in water. Tincture. BHP (1983) 1:5 in 40 per cent alcohol. Dose: l-4ml in water. Powdered root. Half-2 grams in capsules. Poultice: for bleeding ulcers: equal parts Beth root and Slippery Elm bark powder. Snuff: for nosebleed.

Uterine fibroids: combined with Goldenseal and Balmony (Priest). Promotes secretions of pancreas, intestines and salivary glands. Traditional combination: With equal parts Yellow Dock and Sarsaparilla as a powerful lymph cleanser. Henry Smith MD. "I use Blue Flag when there is any local disease involving the lymph glands. The vessels become enlarged and congested because of obstruction. Disease in these vessels is the forerunner of chronic skin disease. Blue Flag can be given in expectation of satisfactory results." Colonel Lydius, explorer.

The oil is not used internally in the presence of uterine cancers, cysts, fibroids or endometriosis. CLAUSTROPHOBIA. Unreasonable fear of crowded places and of being unable to escape from a confined space, with symptoms of breathlessness, tension and stress. Treatment as for anxiety. See: ANXIETY STATES. CLEANSING HERBS. Typical formula. Senna 70 per cent; Buckthorn 5 per cent; Fennel 10 per cent; Mate 5 per cent; Elder 5 per cent; Psyllium seeds 5 percent. Brownish green powder.

Causes: Sexually transmitted diseases, tension, stress, absence of menses, dry vaginal entrance, fibroids, cystic ovaries, Vitamin E deficiency. Vegetarians have lower levels of oestrogen. Alternatives. Endocrine balancers: Helonias. Life root, Wild Yam, Damiana, Saw Palmetto, Ginseng, Motherwort. Tea. Combination: equal parts, Motherwort, Oats, Gotu Kola. 2 teaspoons to each cup boiling water; infuse 15 minutes. Half-1 cup daily. South American traditional: Saw Palmetto, Kola and Damiana. Available as tablets and other preparations. Far East traditional: Ginseng. Agnus Castus.

This group should not be given to patients taking oestrogens of orthodox pharmacy, or in the presence of growths on the female organs: fibroids, endometriosis, cancer, cysts. It has an important role in the metabolism of amino acids, vitamins and minerals. More than 300 plants are known to possess oestrogenic activity including wholewheat and soya products. Important oestrogenics: Aniseed, Beth root, Black Cohosh, Elder, Don quai, Evening Primrose, Fennel, Helonias (False Unicorn root), Hops, Liquorice, Sage, Sarsaparilla, True Unicorn root (Aletris).

The Green Pharmacy Anti-Aging Prescriptions: Herbs, Foods, and Natural Formulas to Keep You Young

James A. Duke, Ph.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

Topical applications of natural progesterone are said to prevent not only hot flashes but also uterine fibroids, menstrual cramps, and cervical dysplasia. Dosage recommendations for fenugreek range from 3 grams (about 0.1 ounce) to 3 ounces of seeds or sprouts a day. I'd suggest sticking with the intermediate doses. Try grinding up the seeds or sprouts and adding them to soups or teas. The herb has a maple flavor. kudzu (pueraria Montana). Despite its nasty reputation as a rampaging weed, I think kudzu shows great promise as a natural alternative to HRT.

A Physician's Guide To Natural Health Products That Work

James A. Howenstine, MD (See book keywords and concepts)

Uterine fibroids will not enlarge or develop and fewer hysterectomies will be needed when natural progesterone is replaced instead of estrogen. Researcher Dr. Raymond F. Peat relates that progesterone protects against the blood-clotting tendency caused by estrogen excess. Progesterone also appears to protect against coronary artery spasm, which helps explain why women have fewer heart attacks than men as long as their ovaries are still functioning. Progesterone also seems to play a role in regenerating damaged brain cells and prolonged growth of the brain.

When progesterone is present in the proper quantity, balanced with estrogen, there is protection against fibrocystic disease of the breast, fibroids do not enlarge, libido remains normal, fat is correctly burned for energy, blood sugar values stay normal clotting of blood remains normal, fluid is not retained, normal cellular oxygen levels are maintained and there is protection against both uterine and breast cancer. Osteoporosis Estrogen inhibits the osteoclast cell in bones, which dissolve old or imperfect bone.

In an estrogen excess state, the woman may complain of bloating, salt retention with fluid gain, depression, decreased libido, fibroids, impaired blood sugar control, reduced cellular oxygen levels, increased clotting of blood, increase in body fat, and an increased risk of breast and uterine cancer. Environmental compounds called xenoestrogens are common sources of estrogen that men and women in industrialized developed nations are exposed to.

Ultraprevention : The 6-Week Plan That Will Make You Healthy for Life

Mark Hyman, M.D. (See book keywords and concepts)

Some of the more common problems related to poor detoxification are fatigue (as well as the more serious chronic fatigue syndrome), pain, chronic hormonal problems (including PMS), fibroids, and heavy menstrual bleeding. Both Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases are also linked to detoxification abnormalities. Parkinson's is a classic example of a disease caused by a combination of a genetic predisposition and exposure to a toxin—usually a petrochemical-derived toxin such as a chemical solvent, ink, or pesticide.

The widespread cookbook therapy of giving all women estrogen to treat menopause has led to many serious complications, including breast and uterine cancer, blood clots, gallstones, high blood pressure, growth of uterine fibroids or fibrocystic breasts, migraines, weight gain, and even strokes and heart attacks. These are all known and well-described complications of Premarin, and are listed in every doctor's standard dictionary of drug therapy, the Physicians' Desk Reference, or PDR.

Disease Prevention and Treatment

The Life Extension Editorial Staff (See book keywords and concepts)

When the utems is removed because of fibroids, the ovaries are usually left intact. This lessens the degradation. Research indicates that a retained sexual nature retards aging. Some women recount the removal of their uterus as entering the operating room young and emerging old. Chronic dysthymia (despondency) is frequently observed. Many women are also disappointed in their lack of bladder control after surgery. Others are plagued by intestinal adhesions which are not considered to be rare following abdominal surgery and can actually be life-threatening.

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