For Patients with Uterine Fibroids, how do They Eat?

Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumor of the female reproductive system, occurring most often in women of childbearing age between 30 and 50 years old, with an incidence of 20-25%. One out of every five women may suffer from fibroids.

As the saying goes: "Food is the God of the people", the choice of our daily diet has a certain influence on uterine fibroids. Reasonable diets can reduce the incidence of uterine fibroids and slow down the growth of fibroids, while inappropriate diets will aggravate the growth. With this in mind, how should patients with fibroids eat?


    Avoid foods with hormones 

Fibroids are hormone-dependent tumors, and estrogen-rich foods may exacerbate the proliferation of fibroids.

Estrogen-rich foods include:

Beans and soy products, dairy products, flaxseed, fish roe, placenta hominis,puerarin powder, royal jelly, hasma, hormone-fed meat, vegetables with growth hormones, etc.

Foods that suppress estrogen:

Berries, muskmelons, broccoli, millet, buckwheat, onions, pears, citrus, pineapples, corns, figs, cassava, grapes, peas, etc.


   Avoid high-fat foods

Subcutaneous fat is capable of producing and storing estrogen. Therefore, the more subcutaneous fat and the higher the total estrogen level, the higher the incidence of fibroids.

High-fat foods include:

Nuts: peanuts, sesame,pistachios, walnuts, pine nuts, etc.

Animal flesh: fat, lard, butter, ghee, vegetable oil, etc.

Others: fried food, pasta, snacks, chocolate, cakes, etc.


  Avoid alcohol 

Excessive alcohol consumption can cause a decline in immune function, lead to weight gain and fat accumulation, and exacerbate hormonal imbalances. By reducing or eliminating your alcohol intake, you can get your hormones back on track and help shrink existing fibroids for patients with uterine fibroids.

Attentions: diet adjustment is only an aid, not a substitute for medication or surgery, and patients should go for a review regularly to avoid delays.