What are ovarian cysts?

A cyst is a little balloon filled with air or fluid on one of the ovaries, which then exerts pressure on the right or left side of the lower abdomen. These cysts can be painful. Besides the pain in the lower abdomen, some other symptoms are: erratic, painful periods, often with much uterine bleeding as a result of elevated estrogen levels, painful intercourse, heel pain, and excessive hair growth.

When the ovarian cyst bursts the pain is relieved, though in some cases the cyst may reappear.

The incidence of ovarian cysts is on the rise, particularly among women between 14 and 55. Let’s look at some of the main factors that contribute to the development of cysts, and then the main things we can do to prevent them.

Causes of ovarian cysts:

Increased use of birth control pills, especially depo provera.

Increased consumption of hormone-infused foods such as most commercial meat and milk, to which growth hormone has been added.

Stressful, frantic lifestyle.

Imbalanced, not natural diet.

Obesity.

A toxic, overburdened liver.

How can we diminish the likelihood of ovarian cysts?

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