Uterine fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) tumours that grow in the wall of the uterus. Though typically small and symptomless, fibroids can cause pelvic pain, abdominal swelling and heavy menstrual bleeding, and are believed to affect around 50% of women of reproductive age.

Fibroids tend to shrink post-menopause, and with that, symptoms – where present – typically ease. Treatment for uterine fibroids usually includes medication to relieve symptoms (including NDAIDs), and in the worst cases, a hysterectomy may be recommended.

Lifestyle and diet can also play a key role in the treatment of uterine fibroids, and in recent years several online communities have sprung up to share information and advice about managing the condition.

In this blog, we’re going to take a closer look at natural treatments for uterine fibroids.