By Dr Prathista Rao M
Consultant Obstetrics & Gynecology
Published on 03/10/2022
An unhealthy uterus may increase the risk of gynecological problems such as uterine fibroids, uterine cancer, cystitis, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), Hysterectomies, etc. To prevent these gynecological disorders, a woman must pay special attention to their uterine health.
Although the uterus muscles are among the strongest in the body, we usually end up harming them because of poor dietary choices, unhealthy lifestyles, buildup of toxins, and holding in the waste that can cause an infection in the pelvic and vaginal areas. These toxins may cause infection if they remain in the system for a prolonged time. Regular enlarged bladders or bowel streams can also place undue pressure and damage the uterus.
Therefore, maintaining a healthy uterus is essential for overall well-being, fertility, and longevity.
Here are some tips for a healthy and strong uterus:
Don't be in a sitting position for a long time:
Are you working at a desk all day? Many working women spend several hours each day at a desk, thus affecting blood circulation in the pelvic region. This, in turn, thickens the uterine wall and raises the risk of endometriosis. That's why it is crucial to move a little bit every hour to facilitate muscle movements and proper circulation of blood in the body.
Include whole grains in your diet:
Whole grains provide fiber that helps manage and prevent fibroid tumors. The grains help to maintain proper vitals and aid in sound functioning of the reproductive system by removing the excess estrogen from the body. Try to include whole grains, such as brown rice, oats, millets, and whole wheat bread in your diet.
Sync sleeping schedule to maintain regular menstrual cycles:
Sleep schedule affects the hormonal balance. Even on weekends, try to maintain proper sleep timings, go to bed, and wake up at the same time each day. Maintaining a balance between your wake and sleep schedules; sleep hormones significantly impact your reproductive hormones. This will ensure that your uterus continues to function normally.
Don't eat packaged and processed foods:
Nothing can beat the nutritional value of a well-balanced, home-cooked meal. Therefore, avoid eating processed and packaged foods as they are loaded with artificial sweeteners, flavors, and preservatives that combine in your body to form an unsafe chemical. As soy protein-containing foods are stuffed with concentrated, unnatural amounts of plant estrogen, they may even be responsible for hormonal imbalance. Therefore eat well-balanced, healthy, fresh foods.
Vitamin C content in lemons is high and they have many health benefits such as anti-carcinogenic properties, preventing kidney stones, and help to increase uterus immunity, thus preventing uterus infections.
Include dairy products:
Include dairy products in your diet; these contain calcium, which is essential for strong and healthy bones. Calcium absorption and fibroids reduction require vitamin D. Increase your intake of butter, milk, yogurt, curd, and buttermilk for good uterine health.
Eat fruits rich in vitamin C:
Consume vitamin C and bioflavonoid foods (a group of compounds often found in citrus fruits and blackcurrants, formerly regarded as vitamins.) You can eat lemon, orange, cabbage, kiwi, guava, broccoli, and capsicum to prevent uterine infections and strengthen immunity. Bioflavonoid foods may also avert ovarian cancer and may aid in preserving your reproductive system healthy. Fruits make for a healthy snack that helps limit junk food intake and assist in keeping your bowel and bladder movements moving.
Vegetables are a good source of fiber, vitamins, and minerals. They also contain phytoestrogens, which the body uses to compete with estrogen. In this manner, estrogen levels are lowered and uterine tumor growth is stopped. Minerals in leafy vegetables like kale, spinach, and lettuce support a healthy nervous system and keep the uterus's alkaline pH in a healthy range.
Nuts and seeds:
The nutrients found in nuts and seeds maintain hormone production in the body. They contain Omega 3 fatty acids, which lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of uterine fibroids and prevent uterine cancer. They also ensure optimal birth weight for the newborn baby.
Don't take the stress:
The uterus health may suffer as a result of increased stress. Chronic stress can cause irregular menstruation and increased inflammation in the body. Participate in yoga, meditation, or other leisure activities to live a stress-free life.
Perform physical activities such as jogging, cycling or yoga to increase your strength, flexibility, and blood circulation. These activities will help in strengthening muscles and the risk of fibroids are reduced.
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