It might seem hard to believe, but ovarian cysts are not at all uncommon in women of all ages. Most often they occur in women between the ages of 20 and 40, which are the childbearing years. But they also can occur in post menopausal women as well.
Cysts are usually very small, and even go unnoticed at times, and go away on their own. But on occasion, symptoms of a large ovarian cyst will begin to appear. And ovarian cysts, can actually grow to become the size of a grapefruit.
There are many different types of cysts and the symptoms range from non-existent to extreme pain and discomfort. The size of the cyst is a significant factor in the type and degree of the symptoms experienced.
A large ovarian cyst will, at the very least, cause pain in the lower abdomen and a feeling of pressure and heaviness. A doctor can detect many a cysts during a routine gynecological exam by the shape of the ovary.
A large cyst will cause more painful and troublesome symptoms than a small cyst. Abdominal pain can occur during intercourse, pressure on the rectum or bladder can cause bowel problems and constipation and a frequent urge to urinate. These are symptoms not to be ignored.
Occasionally a large ovarian cyst becomes so heavy it twists causing severe pain. When a cyst ruptures it may also cause nausea and vomiting in addition to severe bouts of physical discomfort. Again, these symptoms can be due to other conditions and you should seek out the help of your physician.
Both a large ovarian cyst and a small one most often develop as a result of hormonal imbalances in the body. The ovary is a hormone producing organ and is heavily influenced by external factors. Extreme stress can interrupt hormone levels and lead to the development of cysts. A diet laden with fat, processed foods, sugar and preservatives also creates an opportunity for a hormonal imbalance to occur.
Treating an cysts with a holistic approach will help a cyst resolve and prevent future cysts from developing. Normal medical treatment involves the treatment of the symptoms, rather than getting to the root cause. Even when a physician prescribes hormones to correct an imbalance, the cause of the imbalance must be addressed to avoid future ovarian cysts from developing.
A large ovarian cyst can be extremely painful and will require evaluation by a physician. Holistic methods of curing and preventing ovarian cysts work hand in hand with traditional medicine and will, in fact, speed the healing process along.
Do you have a large ovarian cyst that developed in your body? Are you looking for information on a holistic approach to treating your condition in addition to working with a medical professional?