Uterine polyps are defined as non-cancerous growths that are attached to the inner wall of the uterus and can augment the uterus over time. The overgrowth of the cells in the lining of the uterus i.e Endometrium causes uterine polyps. Hence they are also known as Endometrial polyps. Even though they are benign in most cases, they can be malignant or cancerous and turn into cancer in the reproductive region. They are known as precancerous polyps. The size range of uterine polyps begins from a few millimeters which are no larger than a sesame seed up to several centimeters similar to the size of a golf ball. And these polyps attach to the uterine wall either with a thin stalk or a large base.
Multiple uterine polyps can be found at a time which usually stay within the uterus region. But there are some situations where these can slip through the cervix onto the vagina. This condition is often found in women who have finished menopause. One of the major causes of uterine polyp growth is the presence of estrogen as they are estrogen sensitive.
Certain intricacy tags along with the chronicity of this condition. Infertility is one of the major complications among them. Removal of the polyps from the uterus can be a remedy in these cases but the data are found to be inconclusive.
A vaginal ultrasound can help in the detection of the uterine polyp. Further for the removal, hysteroscopy, dilatation and curettage can be done.
Being perimenopausal or postmenopausal, obesity, taking hormone therapies, etc can conduct as risk factors for the developing or underlying uterine polyp.
Raktayoni from Yonivyapat in Ayurveda illustrates the uterine polyp. Yonivyapat includes the disorders of the reproductive system and it contains 20 different types of conditions. The uterine polyp can be correlated with Raktayoni. As the name defines, Rakta means blood and Yoni means Vagina. To conclude, excessive bleeding per vagina is the reason.
According to Ayurveda, active or passive congestion of blood in the vessels of the uterus can cause uterine polyps which indicate the predominance of blood tissue. This predominance and vitiation can be caused by the aggravation of the tridosha. The thick and unctuous grade of Kapha dosha oversees the growth of polyps on the uterus lining. Pitta being flowy can unsettle the stability quality leading to swellings and inflammations of the endometrial polyps. Hence, all these together obstruct the Vata dosha in its normal pathway and since nutrients do not reach the destined parts, the reproductive tissues become malnourished.
Excess intake of dry food, unwholesome food, surplus alcohol consumption, indigestion, excess indulgence in sexual intercourse, riding on animals or vehicles for long hours, excess physical strain, etc can act as the causative factors for Raktayoni. In addition, mental exhaustion like grief, stress, worries, and injury to the genital organ can also induce this ailment.
Ayurvedic treatments are considered beneficial for the management of disorders of the reproductive system including Uterine polyps. Based on the dosha predominance the administration of proper and convenient treatment should be furnished. The general treatment for uterine polyp involves Nidana Parivarjana(avoidance of causative factor), Sodhana(purification), Shamana(pacifying), and Rasayana therapies for long-lasting outcomes.
In addition, Uttara Basti is regarded as one of the adequate and beneficial therapies to bring equilibrium of Vata dosha, thus alleviating the Pitta and Kapha dosha as well.
External therapies include Abhyanga (massage), Swedana (sweating procedures), and Shirodhara. Inclusion of drugs with Ruksha(dry), Laghu(light), Kashaya(astringent), Ama pachaka(eliminating the endotoxin), Agni vardhaka(enhancing digestive fire), and Lekhana(scarifying) properties can be used for the surveillance of polyps.
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The treatment of 5000-year-old medicine can have miraculous impacts on your condition. The inclusion of some austere home remedies and subtle molding in the daily lifestyle can naturally bring differences to this disease and may even heal it in a short period. Following are the outcomes expected after the ayurvedic treatment of Uterine polyp :