Woman who suffers from uterine fibroids often experience common symptoms that can hinder their daily activities and lifestyle. The symptoms include heavy bleeding, abdominal pain, abdominal bloating, back ache, constipation, frequent urination, Leg pains and/or pain during sex. Sometimes this pain can be severe.
Fibroid pain could be mild or severe, constant or just occasional but it’s very annoying and frustrating. You can feel pain during your periods, bowel movements, exercise or during sex. The pain caused by fibroids can be caused by several different factors.
Pain during a menstrual period may be common for some individuals, but when you are with fibroids, this pain may be due to large clots of blood pushing through the cervix. Cramps can also be caused by the uterus trying to force out, or contract, a type of fibroid called a submucosal fibroid which can grow on a stalk in the cavity of the uterus.
Tips to get Relief from Uterine Fibroids Pain
Here are some of the best methods to deal with fibroid pain and take your life back.
1. Heating Pad
To get a short term relief from fibroids pain in stomach, heating pad could be very useful. Inflammation caused by fibroids can immobilize a person and heating the affected areas will increase mobility. Fibroids pain can be distracting, use heating pad if you have a life on the go. However, heating pad is not a long term solution, it only provides some instant relief from pain.
2. Appropriate Over the Counter Drug
You can get some relief from fibroids pain for short period by using an appropriate over the counter drug. Pick appropriate OTC drugs for fibroids which come with Vitamin D supplement or as an extract of a natural plant. OTC can be handy to get fast relief in case you are in office or in a public place.
3. Remove Stress from your life
As per the research people are more likely to develop fibroids if they are constantly under stress. This is a slow but a long term solution and may take a certain period of time in order to notice physically. This lifestyle change can reduce the overall prevalence of fibroids in your life. Healthier lifestyle always reduce the symptoms of uterine fibroids.
4. Increase Vitamin D intake
African American women are three times more likely to develop fibroids than white women because of their genetic predisposition toward less natural Vitamin D production in their body. Take a Vitamin D supplement every day if recommended by your doctor.
5. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, help relieve menstrual cramps and pain. Be safe with medicines. Read and follow all instructions on the label.
6. Lie down of your back and put a pillow under your knees. If you prefer to lie on your side, pull your knees up toward your chest. These positions help take the pressure off your back.
7. Regular exercise helps improve blood flow and triggers your body’s natural painkillers called endorphins
8. Acupuncture can also help ease painful periods