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If your doctor recommends a hysterectomy for uterine fibroids, please go to another doctor. Six years ago I had a myomectomy in which they made a small incision in my lower abdomen and went into my uterus and removed 10 fibroids. The fibroids were causing excessive bleeding and I had actually become quite anemic. The doctors recommended that I take some strong hormones to stop my periods and prevent the fibroids from growing back (I was 30 at the time of the surgery). I refused. I thought there had to be a better way. I went to two different chiropractors who both said that they had treated many women with fibroids and had had great success. I decided to work with one of them, and for the past 6 years the fibroids have been kept under control. Both chiropractors told me there's a strong link between hypoglycemia and yeast overgrowth and uterine fibroids. Fibroids are caused by an overproduction of estrogen and/or progesterone. Eating too many carbs (bread, pasta, rice, sweets) and drinking too much caffeine causes surges in insulin levels. When you do this over a long period of time you can make yourself hypoglycemic and cause an overgrowth of yeast in your body. This stresses out not only your pancreas and adrenals but other glands in your body as well, which leads to an imbalance in your hormones. Hence, you may experience severe pms, pain in your breasts and even fibroids. My chiropractor put me on various herbs, minerals and vitamins to fight the yeast in my system and strengthen my adrenals and the rest of my endocrine system. Between that and cutting out all caffeine and sugar and cutting back tremendously on carbs, I've been fine. So please check out alternative healthcare professionals in your area and ask them if they have experience treating uterine fibroids. My chiropractor and some Chinese medicine doctors/acupuncturists I know have actually been able to shrink some fibroids, so that no surgery whatsoever was needed.