Despite the fact that fibroids are very common, they can be a difficult problem to deal with. The underlying issue is that unless you can eliminate the root cause, they will continue growing, even after surgery. This prompts many women to consider using alternative treatment for uterine fibroids.Very often, doctors will actually recommend a “wait and see” approach, even when your fibroids are large and your symptoms are severe. This is because they are fully aware that unless you can change your lifestyle and make reasonable changes to your diet and exercise pattern, any surgery will have been a waste of time. As uterine fibroids are rarely dangerous, many can see the logic behind this type of approach but for a busy woman who is suffering from intolerable symptoms with a reduced quality of life, this is hardly what she wants to hear!You may have heard of a drug which can cause uterine fibroids to shrink. Now whilst this is the case, it can only ever be a temporary measure prior to surgery as the fibroids begin growing again within weeks of the treatment being stopped. In addition, it can never be taken for more than a few months at a time due too the fact that it causes menopausal symptoms.Alternative treatment for uterine fibroids should consist of a “whole body” or holistic approach. One of the common causes of fibroids is an excess of estrogen. Now not all women with excess estrogen will have fibroids, but almost all women with fibroids will have an elevated level of estrogen. So, although this is never an “only” cause, it is nearly always part of the problem.Estrogen is related to body fat, and is stored in and manufactured by the fat cells in your body. Therefore, maintaining a healthy weight is a good way of naturally reducing this hormone. Some women have a tendency to store estrogen mimicking substances in the liver, which are derived from environmental toxins or pesticides and these can be notoriously difficult to eliminate. One good alternative treatment for uterine fibroids is to undergo a strict liver detox, possibly including herbal treatment.For other women, having a condition which makes them prone to various inflammatory conditions can make fibroids more likely. Therefore, eating foods which have natural anti-inflammatory properties, such as hops, oats and cumin is thought to help.Other worthwhile alternative treatment for uterine fibroids includes taking regular exercise and eating a good healthy diet low in animal fat and rich in fresh fruits and vegetables.If you are prepared to put in some time and effort yourself, there is much you can do to help. Indeed, many women have found that it is entirely possible to eradicate their symptoms completely by using natural methods. However, this is not a “quick-fix” method and you must be prepared to make changes.