Present in almost every other female body, these cysts are natural occurrences present in the ovaries that are located on either side of the uterus. Filled with fluids, these cysts are more common in premenopausal and pregnant women, and are in most cases benign and harmless.
Causes For Ovarian Cysts
The cysts resemble small sacs filled with fluid and can be caused by hormonal imbalances or certain drugs (like contraceptives of fertility medications) that can stimulate the ovaries and cause these cysts to form on the outer walls of the same.
Diagnosing An Ovarian Cyst
An ovarian cyst would usually go unnoticed until and unless it shows up in a medical test like an ultrasound. Ovarian cysts sometimes vanish on their own and so need not be a cause for concern. In certain cases, however, they would have to be medically treated.
When Can Ovarian Cysts Cause Trouble?
Ovarian cysts are usually harmless and smaller than a pea in size. However, in some cases they can increase in size (almost to the size of musk melon) and can twist, thereby causing extreme pain and discomfort.
In very rare cases, they can rupture and cause issues like abdominal cramps, abnormal bleeding during menstruation, pain during sexual intercourse, sudden chills and fever.
Treatment Of Ovarian Cysts
There are several ways to treat ovarian cysts, both naturally and medically. Given below are some of the more common methods used to treat ovarian cysts.
One of the most common methods used to treat ovarian cysts is the watchful waiting methods wherein the doctor would set a time period during which the patient would have to return for periodical scans and medical tests to see if the cyst vanishes or stays benign.
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In certain cases, doctors would prescribe hormonal tablets (usually birth control pills) that would stimulate the production of the hormones progesterone and estrogen which would in turn act on the cyst and shrink it.
Natural Cures for Ovarian Cysts
There are plenty of herbal supplements that help to treat ovarian cysts. However, these supplements will take some time to work on the body (most probably 6 weeks or so).
Some of the most common herbal supplements used to treat ovarian cysts include vitex agnus-casta (chasteberry), red clover (stimulates the production of estrogen to control cysts), black cohosh (treats hormonal imbalances and cysts that form as a result of the condition), dandelion, milk thistle (acts as a cleanser), wild yam (useful for hormonal imbalances) and bee pollen.
Bach Flower Remedies
Ever heard of a bach flower remedy? Well these herbal medications consist of a small amount of specific flower materials contained in a solution of water and brandy. The substances found in the flower material would have healing properties specific to the flower that is used in the concoction.
It has been found out that ovarian cysts can effectively be cured using certain bach flower remedies. The most common of these remedies include honeysuckle, impatiens, walnut, red chestnut and wild oats.
The medication you take would not have any effect on your body without appropriate follow-ups in the form of dietary constraints. Accordingly, women who suffer from ovarian cysts would be asked to cut down on their sugar, cheese, white flour and meat intake; and opt for a vegetarian diet which includes plenty of fresh vegetables, fruits, legumes, garlic and whole grains instead.
These foods would enable the body to act on the cyst and cause the latter to shrink automatically in addition to facilitating easy and quick recovery.
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