Ovarian cysts represent one of the most known gynecological problems. During the menstrual cycle, the sacs get filled with a liquid and usually it goes away without any treatment. During the reproductive period, the ovarian cyst is most likely to appear, but it barely affects other older women.
Although hormonal disorders are the main cause for this problem, studies conducted recently have proven that stress can also be a risk factor. Contraceptive pills are said to cause cancer and be bad for your hormones, but despite this belief, these pills actually regulate the hormones, thus decreasing the chances of developing ovarian cysts.
The cyst’s sizes can go from a few millimeters and one cm to more than 5 cm, the last ones requiring additional check-ups and observation. At the same time, depending on their complexity, some cysts might have to be further investigated to see if they do not have any malignant tumors and the possibility of developing into ovarian cancer. Other cysts require hospitalization and surgery.
Unfortunately, there are no standard symptoms to let any woman know they have ovarian cysts. Many women have reported no symptoms until they went to their gynecologist. Some women have experienced discomfort and pain, due to the pressure the cyst was putting on other organs. Abnormal bleeding and infertility are other 2 of the most suggestive symptoms of ovarian cysts.
How you can treat ovarian cysts naturally
Besides the treatment given by your doctor, you can use a couple of beneficial herbs. Different types of tea can help you balance your hormones, and thus banish ovarian cysts. Nettle, yarrow, red clover, shepherd’s purse, lady’s mantle, dandelion, Echinacea and thistle are some of the herbs that you can combine to balance your hormones and get rid of the cyst. If you are not suffering from ovarian cysts, you can also drink them as a preventive measure.
You can also make yourself some chamomile tea, due to its sedative effect that will ease the pain and help you relax. All you need to do is put two teaspoons of dried chamomile in hot water, let it infuse for 5 minutes and then strain. You can add some lemon and honey to it and then you can drink it. Two to three cups per day of chamomile tea should ease the pain. At the same time, apple cider vinegar is very helpful, as well as ginger juice.
Flaxseeds can also balance the estrogen and progesterone in your body, thus shrinking the cyst.
In order to determine if you have ovarian cysts or not, you should not skip your annual meeting with your gynecologist. This is the only way to discover them and get the right treatment. In the meanwhile, make sure you drink your herbal teas to prevent this problem.