There are a variety of herbal supplements recommended to alleviate symptoms of uterine fibroids, such as heavy bleeding or abdominal pain. However, as of 2015, there is no evidence that any medication or supplement available cures fibroids, according to Uterine-Fibroids.org and WebMD.Continue Reading
Some herbs that are indicated for treating symptoms of uterine fibroids, also called myomas, include dandelion root, milk thistle, vitex, nettle, red raspberry and yellow dock, states Uterine-Fibroids.org.
Doctors may prescribe certain medications to help alleviate fibroid symptoms, indicates WebMD. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory Drugs may relieve menstrual cramping and reduce heavy bleeding. Hormonal birth control pills or an intrauterine device reduce pain and heavy periods, but don't typically shrink the fibroids. Iron supplements assist the body to restore red blood cells after heavy fibroid bleeding.
A medication called gonadotropin-releasing hormone analogue (GnRH-a) is a therapy that may be used temporarily to shrink fibroids and treat symptoms, according to WebMD. It sets the body into a menopausal-state, reducing both the uterus and fibroids. GnRH-a therapy can weaken the bones, so it should not be used for longer than a few months at a time. GnRH-a therapy is not a permanent cure, as the fibroids still likely grow back after it is stopped.Learn more about Conditions & Diseases