“I feel pressure in my abdomen.” “My menstruation is heavier and more prolonged than it has been in the past.” “I am suffering from anaemia.”
This or a similar experience is what women report when suffering from uterine fibroids.
These benign tumours in the uterus grow within muscle fibres, rarely in connective tissue fibres. When the growth is directly underneath the endometrium, the menstrual period is heavier. Within the uterine wall it can add pressure on the bladder and cause complaints during urination as well as painful menstrual cramps. Fibroids can be found outside of the uterus only when they have grown very large.
Uterine fibroids are caused by a female hormone and develop in women during their reproductive years. Approximately 25% of women will have fibroids at some point in their lives.
What is the Vedic medicine point of view on uterine fibroids?