Uterine Fibroids - Home Treatment
Home treatment can ease menstrual
period pain and
anemia that may be linked to
Tips for relieving menstrual pain
menstrual periods (dysmenorrhea) are one of the most common symptoms of
Why fibroids cause pain is not known. Try one or more of
the following tips to help relieve your menstrual pain:
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.
- Apply heat to the lower abdomen by
using a heating pad or hot water bottle or taking a warm bath. Heat improves
blood flow and may improve pelvic pain.
- Lie down and elevate your
legs by putting a pillow under your knees. This may help relieve
- Lie on your side and bring your knees up to your chest. This
will help relieve back pressure.
- Use pads instead of
- Get exercise, which improves blood flow and may reduce
Tips for preventing anemia
Anemia occurs when your body cannot produce blood as
fast as it is being lost. As a result, you have fewer red blood cells in the
blood. A test called a complete blood count (CBC) can tell you whether you have
anemia. Increasing the amount of iron in your diet may help
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
April 19, 2013
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