Are Hysterectomies on the Rise & are there Alternatives?
Many women at midlife are advised to have a hysterectomy. Being told, “you don’t need your uterus anymore” or “why suffer when it you can do without it”. There are alternatives to Hysterectomies that will support a Healthier and Happier you. Hysterectomies has become a standard practice and it really is unnecessary most of the time. Keeping your body parts is “PRETTY IMPORTANT” especially when it comes to Optimal Health and Ageing well.
Something to Think About
Despite the evidence and publicity of the misuse of hysterectomies over the past two to three decades. Hysterectomies along with caesareans have been a extensively common operation performed on Australian woman.
It has been found that by the age of 60, more than one-third of all women will have had a hysterectomy. First performed 1,900 years ago in Roman times, a hysterectomy involves the removal of the uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes and ovaries. Sometimes ovaries or the cervix, are left intact. Incisions are made through the abdomen or the vagina.
The reasons often given behind having a hysterectomy can be that the removal fibroids will eliminate worries of future disease in the uterus, recovery time is sometimes up to two months or more. There is no significant evidence to find this to be true with the rise of uterine and ovarian cancer being due to toxicity caused by foods eaten, various beauty treatments and medications.
Many women complain of the negative impact that having the hysterectomy has had on their bladders, bowels, unexplained weight gain and sex life.
Other reasons given for hysterectomies can be due to heavy bleeding pre-menopausal, back pain and endometriosis.
As harmless as having a hysterectomy may sound and as keen as you might be to be rid of the presenting symptoms that you are causing you grief, may be having a hysterectomy isn’t the answer. I urge and encourage you to think twice and do some further investigation because once it is done there is no turning back. While many woman don’t seem to have any complaints about having a hysterectomy many wished they had not had the procedure and taken their health into their own hands with less invasive procedures such as the birth control pill, removal just of the fibroids not the uterus and in many cases simple adjustments such as losing weight, improving their diet and engaging in regular exercise.
Case Study: 1. “The best thing I ever did, was to see Julie before undergoing a suggested hysterectomy for decreasing my excessive bleeding and abdominal pain. Julie made me a herbal formula to help manage my periods and reduce the pain. Julie also put me onto a healthy eating regime and encouraged me to undertake regular exercise. I began walking 30 mins each day and joined a gym for strengthening my abdominal muscles. Gradually over 12 months I became pain free, my periods regulated and I didn’t suffer any of the physical problems I had heard so much about from other woman after a hysterectomy such as bladder problems, weight gain and hormonal imbalance.” Joyleen
Case Study: 2. One of my clients opted for a Myomectomy as she was having difficulty conceiving and her oncologist’s thoughts were that it may have been due to fibroids. Together with some lifestyle and dietary changes – A myomectomy was performed [which is a surgical procedure] to remove uterine fibroids,, noncancerous tumours, without removing the uterus. The operation was a success and my client became pregnant within 8 months of the procedure.