Except in the case of cancer, a hysterectomy is not often a procedure that needs to be performed urgently. Thus, while considering the procedure, a woman should take time to investigate all her options, including other possible treatments. New treatments are available now for conditions that previously would have required a hysterectomy. Woman may find it beneficial to seek a second opinion if advised to have a hysterectomy for a non-cancerous condition before being offered more conservative treatments.
It might be a difficult and emotional process while deciding whether to have a hysterectomy. Women can confidently discuss available options, concerns and wishes with their doctor, and make a decision that is right for them by becoming informed about the procedure.
You will be reassured to know you have every right in doing so if you too, have been questioning the necessity of a surgery for fibroids, prolapse, incontinence or any “cele” repairs. It is often useful to explore other alternatives before moving forward since the decision to undergo surgery of any kind is often difficult.
Women are too often advised to have major gynecological surgery, especially around the time of menopause, even for minor conditions that can be significantly improved with natural alternatives.
In the United States, 12 hysterectomies are performed every 10 minutes. Only 10% are due to cancer from over 600,000 per year. Instead of correcting the diagnosed problem, this surgery more often results in new afflictions. Dr. Stanley West, author of The Hysterectomy Hoax, argues that nine out of ten hysterectomies are unnecessary.
How these surgeries have impacted the quality of life for women is a question that we need to ask. There is no gynecological literature did the study that suggest the number of women for whom sex had become painful or impossible. There is also no study to track the number of marriages that failed or were severely compromised because of these post-surgical complications or alcoholism or drug addiction resulting from debilitating chronic pain.
A myriad of negative side effects, including chronic pain and fatigue, depression, and pain during sex experienced by women who have been hysterectomized. There are more unwanted symptoms reported by women after surgery besides these.
So if you have made your decision, the next question might be what is next to get well. The fact we, as women should understand our bodies to care for them in a positive way. The answer for hormone balance key is prevention.
Dr. John Lee explained that those who are encouraged to have their uterus’s removed are likely suffering from estrogen excess, for the most part.
To balance hormones, some simple strategies are used, as explained below:
- Saliva test for hormone evaluation
Saliva test is used to determine whether you are estrogen dominant or not
- Lowering insulin levels by optimizing diet
Over 2/3 people are overweight in North America. Insulin levels will increase due to this extra weight causing estrogen dominance to increase. Eat 40/30/30.
- Use a natural progesterone cream
If the saliva test shows that you need one, use a natural progresterone cream to rebalance your hormonal system.
It is done to eliminate toxins and reduce excess estrogen
- Drink more water
- Use supplement wisely
Consume fiber, indoles, efa, multi – fruit & veggi essence, calcium