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Understanding

Ovarian Cysts

What are ovarian cysts?

An ovarian cyst is a masses that grow in an ovary, that are either solid or fluid/liquid in components. A fluid-filled sac that grows on or within the ovary.

There is a failure to ovulate and instead, the ovary fills with fluid, mostly clear fluids. Most cysts are benign and non-cancerous

Ovarian cysts can come and go, so are recurring.

 

causes
  1.  Hormone imbalance
  2.  Sugar which acts as an oestrogen elevator. Progesterone will be low, so want to increase the progesterone with healthy fats
  3. Insuline resistance 
  4. Stress

signs and symptoms
  • Often harmless
  • Often asymptomatic (without symptoms)
  • You may feel a dull ache
  • Niggly pain in one side of the abdomen
  • Pain radiates down the leg
  • Pain on one side during intercourse
  • If the cysts are large enough you may feel a sharp or severe pain 
  • Bladder function may be affected
  • Weight gain or weight loss

different types of 
  • Follicular cyst or follicle cysts
  • Functional cysts
  • Pathological ovarian cysts
  • Polycystic ovaries – 
  • Corpus Luteum cysts – normally, follicle sacs will dissolve once the release of an egg.  If the sac doesn’t dissolve and the follicle seals and extra fluid fills developing a corpus luteum cyst.

diagnosis
  • Physical examination
  • Ultrasound or scan
  • MRI
  • Laparoscopy if the cyst is a large size and done under general anasthetic
  • Blood test

COMPLICATIONS
  • Bleeding
  • Peritoneal inflammation
  • Can affect fertility as the ovum can not be released
  • Large cysts may affect the bladder function

what your doctor will offer you

Your doctor will ask you a series of questions about your symptoms.

Your doctor will ask you about your fertility desires.

If the cyst needs to be removed a quick surgery can be done without affecting future fertility.

The doctor will explain that the cysts will go by themselves over time. or by surgery, if they are very large and causing blockage, pain or other persisting symptoms.

If surgery is required your doctor will explain that a non-invasive procedure will be around 3-4 small incisions, almost like band-aid surgery to remove the cyst. Or an open approach that would be below the bikini line.

Get educated!

If you have any of the symptoms above, contact your doctor for a full examination and then consider some of the many naturopathic and nutritional ways to balance out your hormones and make the lifestyle changes necessary to melt the cyst away. As cysts are and can be recurring, go for prevention over symptom management for long term results.

Key areas to help yourself with are to:-

  1. Do a Reboot and give your body a break. 
  2. Eat foods that reduce your exposure to oestrogen and oestrogen mimickers. 
  3. Manage stress levels better
  4. Hydrate 
  5. Get great sleep
  6. Exercise and move your body more

So you may want to consider a Reboot and look to give your body a break. Regular breaks so that you give your body the best chance to heal.

Take the next step to prevent illnesses & health issues,

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At Ultimate Health we look for prevention and treating the cause. We always start by wiping the slate clean with a Reboot and then looking to help support your body to heal using natural proven principles. Naturopathic solutions and a protocol that supports your body and every system that it runs. We help you to manage the many multifunctional influences that can cause conditions like this in the first place. Detoxification is key, as well as reducing internal inflammation, getting conscious about your health and finding out what is actually healthy for you.  If you need a map we have the One Clear Path to support your entire journey to your Ultimate Health.

Here are the Pathways we use to support you:

  1. Detoxification
  2. Group Support
  3. One to One consultations
  4. Whole-Food Plant-Based Diet
  5. Meal Plans that are done for you
  6. Education on the Real Truth about What is Actually Healthy, not just what the media tells you is “Healthy“.

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