“I literally got through a box of 20 Tampax SuperPlus each day,” Vicky said. “The blood had massive dark clots in it.”
Vicky also suffered from fatigue, feeling “really tired all the time”, “weak” and “run down”, so she knew something was up.
At Worthing Hospital, Vicky underwent her first uterine scan and biopsy in June 2020.
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The NHS pointed out that high levels of oestrogen in the body is a risk factor for endometrial cancer – otherwise known as womb cancer.
Too much oestrogen causes the cells of the endometrium to divide (i.e. grow), further increasing the risk of womb cancer.
Her consultant offered Vicky the Mirena Coil – a hormonal intrauterine device (IUD) – but she wanted to try a more natural approach.
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After voracious research, “I decided to reduce oestrogen damage to my womb, naturally,” she said.
This involved “cutting out meat completely; going organic; avoiding skincare and cosmetics with xenoestrogens; using organic bio identical progesterone; and drinking filtered water”.
“I’ve also been using supplements that contain broccoli and cauliflower extract, which is said to reduce oestrogen in the body,” Vicky added.
“The scans revealed that my endometrial thickening had reduced by almost half,” she said.
In those 12 weeks, her endometrial lining had shrunk from 6.34mm to 3.57mm.
“My consultant was stunned beyond belied!” Vicky gleamed. “I am so grateful to him for agreeing to retest me, considering I had declined NHS meds.”
“I can’t pinpoint exactly which of my changes can take the credit for the reversal in oestrogen damage,” said Vicky.
However, as her combined approach has been effective, Vicky is determined to continue in the same way. “I’m feeling good,” she said.
If anyone is experiencing abnormal bleeding, please book an appointment with your GP as soon as possible.