Uterine prolapse occurs when pelvic floor muscles and ligaments stretch and weaken, providing inadequate support for the uterus. The uterus then slips down into or protrudes out of the vagina.
Uterine prolapse can happen to women of any age, but it often affects postmenopausal women who’ve had one or more vaginal deliveries. Damage to supportive tissues during pregnancy and childbirth, effects of gravity, loss of estrogen, and repeated straining over the years all can weaken your pelvic floor and lead to uterine prolapse.
If you have mild uterine prolapse, treatment usually isn’t needed. But if uterine prolapse makes you uncomfortable or disrupts your normal life, you might benefit from treatment
Depending on the severity of your condition, these self-care measures may provide relief:
- Perform Kegel exercises.
- Avoid constipation by eating high-fiber foods and drinking plenty of fluids.
- Avoid heavy lifting and straining.
- Try to control coughing.
- Lose weight if you’re overweight or obese.
Kegel exercises strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, which support the uterus, bladder and bowel. A strong pelvic floor provides better support for your pelvic organs and relief from symptoms associated with uterine prolapse.
To perform Kegel exercises, follow these steps:
- Tighten (contract) your pelvic floor muscles — the muscles you use to stop urinating.
- Hold the contraction for five seconds, then relax for five seconds. (If this is too difficult, start by holding for two seconds and relaxing for three seconds.)
- Work up to holding the contractions for 10 seconds at a time.
- Do three sets of 10 repetitions each day.
Ask your health care provider for feedback on whether you’re using the right muscles. Kegel exercises may be most successful when they’re taught by a physical therapist and reinforced with biofeedback. Biofeedback involves using monitoring devices that help ensure you’re tightening the proper muscles with optimal intensity and length of time.
Once you’ve learned the proper method, you can do Kegel exercises discreetly just about anytime, whether you’re sitting at your desk or relaxing on the couch.
Cell Salts to Help with Uterine Prolapse
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
The science of biochemistry shows us that certain minerals are responsible for connective tissue health. Calcium fluoride is important to connective tissue as an inorganic component for individual cellular integrity. This is not the fluoride that is put into water systems (a toxic substance), but is in the form of cell salts discovered by Dr. Schuessler (Germany) in the 1800s. This is the mineral used for when tissues become weak and saggy or when they become too hard. Cell salts are available in most health food stores.
Another cell salt to help in this process of restoring tissue integrity and elasticity is silica. It is a virtual component of tissues and their ability to rebuild and remove scarring. Together Calc fluor 6X and Silicea 6X can help the body to heal itself including both uterine and bladder prolapse. I have included these two cell salts with Kali phos 6X for nervous conditions and Ferrum phos 6X for inflammation from weakened tissues in a Cell Salt Solution for this problem.
#1 Calc Fluor 6X – connective tissue support
#4 Ferr phos 6X – inflammation from weakened tissues
#6 Kali phos 6X – nervous conditions
#12 Silicea 6X – tissue rebuilding and support
Uterus Prolapse Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Use one of the following remedies that relates closest to your individual situation, at 30c (twice a day) by itself or put in the Cell Salt Solution for up to several weeks:
Argentum nit – fearful, anxious, fear of heights. Craves chocolate or sweets. Left ovarian pain. Sex painful and bleeding afterwards.
Aurum metallicum – depression, suicidal feeling. Financial worries. Worse during menses, reaching, and straining. High blood pressure. Burning and itching of genitals.
Calcerea carb – sensitive to bad news; obesity, weak ankles, flabby tissue, cold hands and feet. Sleeps with few covers.
Lilium tigrinum – crosses legs to feel better. Worse during menses. High sex drive. Heart palpitations. Uterine nerve pains; can’t bear pressure of the clothes. Ovarian pains.
Platinum met – arrogance and irritability. High sex drive. Bearing down pains. Uterine fibroids. Uterine cancer.
Pulsatilla – weepy, whiny; fear of abandonment. Changeable symptoms. Worse lying down, and during menses. Finds it hard to make decisions.
Sepia – wants to be alone. Yells and screams at husband and children. Crosses legs to feel better. Low sex drive. Worse afternoons, worse lying down, menses. Only feels good when exercising.