Ovarian cysts are very common and in fact the functional cysts can develop each month as a part of the normal menstrual cycle. They may cause little discomfort time to time but are not of much concern. On the other hand, there are cysts which are resulted due to certain medical conditions and they require the attention of a medical doctor or specialist. Most of these cysts are small and harmless but any cyst which grows to 4-5 cm in size and still growing needs attention and may require surgical removal. There are some natural treatments which give relief in these conditions and even claim containment of the cysts in ovaries. Some of these are -
1. Chamomile tea - It is believed to be an anti-inflammatory and anxiety reducing drink and warm chamomile tea is to be taken which is an ancient method of controlling cramp in the abdominal region near the uterus and ovaries and believed to be effective in ovarian cyst condition also.
2. Changing foods in the diet - Certain foods which contribute to insulin resistance in the body are to be avoided. These mainly consist of potatoes, white bread, refined carbohydrates, pastries, desserts, cakes, muffins and other such sweet items. In place of them it is recommended and advised to go for fish, tofu, chicken, almonds, berries, squash, tomatoes, broccoli, greens, kale and olive oil. In addition to this it is also suggested to use turmeric as spice in the vegetables. Turmeric is well known for its healing potential and is a tested household remedy in many ailments.
3. Flaxseeds - Flaxseeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids which are good for health and are also helpful in regulating the hormones in the body. It is recommended to add 20-30 grams of flaxseeds in one's diet either in soups or sprinkling on salads etc to get the benefits.
4. Regular Exercises - Regular exercising results in increased flow of blood which is necessary for regulated supply of oxygen and other nutrients to all the body parts and that helps in repairing and maintaining the affected cells, tissues etc. Regular exercises also help in weight management, especially in overweight persons, which is related to the hormone regulation also. In nutshell, a good exercise regime is helpful in increasing the body resistance towards any ailment or abnormality.
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