How to eat and drink for patients with uterine fibroids
Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumors of the female reproductive system. They mostly occur in women of childbearing age 30-50 years old, with an incidence of about 20-25%.One in five women may suffer from fibroids.
As the saying goes, "food is the life of the people", and our daily diet has a certain effect on uterine fibroids. A reasonable diet can reduce the incidence of uterine fibroids and slow down the growth of uterine fibroids; improper diet will aggravate the growth rate of fibroids. In this case, how should patients with fibroids eat?
Avoid eating foods containing hormones
Uterine fibroids are hormone-dependent tumors, and foods rich in estrogen may aggravate the growth of uterine fibroids.
Foods rich in estrogen:
Beans and soy products, dairy products, flaxseed, fish roe, purple river car, kudzu root powder, royal jelly, snow clam, hormone-fed meat, and vegetables using growth hormone, etc.
Foods that inhibit estrogen:
Berries, melon, broccoli, millet, buckwheat, onion, cabbage, pear, citrus, pineapple, corn, fig, cassava, grape, green peas, etc.
Avoid high-fat foods
Subcutaneous fat can produce and store estrogen. Therefore, the more subcutaneous fat and the higher the total estrogen level, the higher the incidence of uterine fibroids.
Nuts: peanuts, sesame, pistachios, walnuts, pine nuts, etc.;
Others: fried food, pasta, snacks, chocolate, cakes, etc.
Excessive drinking can cause a decline in immune function, promote weight gain and fat accumulation, and aggravate hormonal imbalance. By reducing or eliminating alcohol intake, you can get your hormones back on track, and for patients with uterine fibroids, it can also help shrink existing fibroids.
It should be noted that diet is only an auxiliary method and cannot replace drugs or surgical treatment. Patients must be reviewed regularly in.