Fibroid’s in women (also called myomas and fibromyomas) have been conventionally treated for many years with pharmaceutical hormonal medication, and in more serious cases, some women have needed surgical procedures to treat their condition. Fibroid’s are very common and sadly, they stop many women from getting pregnant and starting their family.
But recent studies on the health benefits of nattokinase have shown that this incredible and powerful enzyme can reduce even more serious fibroids, eliminating the need for prescription drugs or even dangerous surgery.
Importantly, many women have eradicated symptoms from their body by taking a daily dose of nattokinase and have conceived for a baby.
How Common Are Uterine Fibroids?
25% percent of women aged between thirty and fifty will develop fibroids at some point. They are more common in Afro-Caribbean women, who can develop them at a younger age. Fibroids are a hereditary disease, which means that if your mother or grandmother has, you are likely to develop them some time in your later life.
What Are Fibroids and What Causes Them?
There are several types of fibroid, each with a different name depending on where they are located (see image).
- Submucosal fibroid – grow on the inner womb wall.
- Intramural fibroid – grow in the muscular walls of womb.
- Subserous fibroid – grow on the outside of the womb and into the pelvic region.
A fibroid is a non cancerous or benign growth of fibrin and collagen, found in the smooth muscular tissue of the reproductive organs in women. They are quite common and symptoms are usually negligible and don’t cause too much of a problem.
Many women even go through life not even knowing they have fibroids. However, if you are in that ‘one in four’ bracket of sufferers, you can experience quite horrible symptoms because of this disease, which include the following.
- Pregnancy miscarriage
- Causing frequent passing of urine
- Heavy bleeding during periods
- More frequent cramps and pains during period
- Pregnancy problems
- Constipation (in rare cases)
We’ve already discussed the family consideration of the causes of fibroids, but you are also at a higher risk of developing them when your estrogen levels are high. They are more prominent (larger) in pregnant women and in women who are over weight. And sadly, there is no conclusive research on the cause of fibroids and why they develop, other than these two reasons.
What Are the Conventional Treatment Options for Fibroids?
Treatment for fibroids is usually only preferred if symptoms are quite severe, because the side effects of prescription hormonal medications are also quite severe. However, for women who suffer heavy periods because of fibroids, a safer medicine such as the contraceptive pill or an anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen can be taken to ease period pain and bleeding.
A new medication is in trial at the moment, that does show fibroid reducing effects without the possible side effects of other hormonal medicines. At the moment this medication is used as an emergency contraceptive (or morning after) pill, which blocks the hormone progestogen. More clinical testing is required before it will be released as a treatment for fibroids.
What are the Surgical Treatment Options for Fibroids?
- Endometrial ablation
- MRI guided laser ablation
- MRI guided ultrasound
- Uterine fibroid embolization
These invasive surgical procedures range from having ultrasound waves passed through your lower abdomen aimed at the fibroids (with guidance from an MRI scanner), to having a total hysterectomy. In the middle is a Myomectomy, which is not always possible but preferred by women who want to have children in the future.
Could Nattokinase Be a Better Alternative Treatment for Fibroids?
If you are not familiar with it, Nattokinase is a biological catalyst (enzyme) which comes from fermented soy beans. Mind you, you don’t have to take it in that form, because it is commercially produced in supplement form. Nattokinase is 100% natural and organic. In it’s fermented state it is called Natto and is rather smelly, with a very slimy texture. Raw natto is quite unpleasant (as you can imagine), but nattokinase supplements are odor-less and have no taste.
Nattokinase does not have any serious side effects, unless you suffer with low blood pressure or are a hemophiliac. It naturally lowers blood pressure and this micro-nutrient also dissolves blood clots, which is great if you suffer with poor circulation (which is the reason I use it, for over a year now).
Because fibroids are made up of mainly fibrin, nattokinase effectively dissipates and shrinks them, simulating the bodies natural process of producing plasmin, which naturally dissolves blood clots and fibroids. Nattokinase increases the amount of plasmin your body makes.
What Do Current Users (Women) Think About Nattokinase?
You can find a lot of information about nattokinase by reading product reviews from real users and purchasers. When I was searching for herbal and natural products to help with my blood circulation, I came across many great reviewers. One poor young woman had been suffering for years, and had endured a very long nine month period because of her fibroid condition.
But after only the third day of taking nattokinase, the bleeding and associated abdominal cramps and pains stopped COMPLETELY, her blood pressure came down and she no longer suffered headaches. She updated her status in February (2013) to say that she still takes nattokinase and is hoping very much to get pregnant and have a baby soon.
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