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Dealing With Ovarian Problems

Posted by on May 10, 2013 in Self Care Tidbits | 0 comments

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The ovaries are a set of organs in the female reproductive system. They are found in the pelvis, one on each side of the uterus.

The uterus is a hollow, pear-shaped organ where a baby grows. Each ovary is around the size and shape of an almond, and produce eggs and female hormones.

Hormones are chemicals that control the way particular cells or organs function.  During the monthly menstrual cycle, a process called ovulation takes place. Ovulation is when an egg is released from one ovary. The egg moves from the ovary through the fallopian tube to the uterus. The ovaries are also the primary source of the female hormones estrogen and progesterone. These hormones control the development of a women’s breasts, body shape and body hair. They also regulate the menstrual cycle and pregnancy.

What are ovarian cysts?
A cyst is a fluid filled sac that is located anywhere in the body. Different types of cysts can form on the ovary. The most familiar type of ovarian cyst forms during the normal menstrual cycle and is called a functional cyst.

A womans ovaries grow tiny cysts that hold the eggs every month. When an egg is mature, the sac breaks open to release the egg allowing it to travel through the fallopian tube for fertilization. Afterwards, the sac dissolves. In one type of functional cyst, referred to as the follicular cyst, the sac doesn’t break open to release the egg and may continue to grow. Within one to three months, this type of cyst normally disappears.

If the sac doesn’t dissolve, a different type of functional cyst, called a corpus luteum cyst, forms. The sac seals off following the egg’s release and fluid builds up inside of it. It will normally go away on its own after a few weeks.

On the other hand, this corpus luteum cyst can grow to almost four inches and may bleed or twist the ovary and cause pain. Clomid or serophene are drugs used to induce ovulation and can raise the risk of getting this type of cyst.

These cysts are rarely associated with cancer.

Quite a few women have ovarian cysts without having any symptoms. Sporadically, though, a cyst will cause these problems:

  • Breast tenderness
  • Dull ache in the lower back and thighs
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Pain during sexual intercourse
  • Painful menstrual periods and abnormal bleeding
  • Pressure, fullness or pain in the abdomen
  • Problems passing urine completely
  • Weight gain

How are cysts treated?
Watchful waiting is a common treatment option for women who are in their childbearing years, do not have symptoms and have a fluid filled cyst. Postmenopausal women could also use this option.

Alternative Treatment
Alternative treatment recommendations to help prevent and treat ovarian cysts include a vegetarian diet that includes beets, carrots, dark green leafy vegetables, garlic onions and lemons. Plus, it includes black current oil, borage oil and evening primrose oil.

Castor oil packs may help reduce inflammation. Hydrotherapy applied to the abdomen can possibly prevent rupture of the cyst and assist its absorption.

In any case, a 21 day CABALA (Carrots, Apples, Beets and Lemons) juice fast will remove even the most advanced cysts.

Update:
We believe that fresh CABALA juice is the best, but if you are traveling, too busy or don’t have the time, energy or resources to make the juice yourself, we now have CABALA Juice Powder available as well!

In either case, ease your pain and heal yourself by doing a 21 day CABALA juice fast. You don’t have to become a victim to the pain!

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