Menorrhagia (Heavy periods)! Causes and natural ways to stop it

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Menorrhagia is a health condition associated with women. Women suffering from this condition have a difficult menstruation cycle in which the bleeding lasts more than seven days along with blood clots execution, constant pain, and fatigue. 

As per the health experts, a normal female bleeds about 4 to 5 days and loses a small amount of blood (2 to 3 tablespoons). But females struggling with menorrhagia bleed more than 7 to 8 days and loss twice the amount of blood than average. 

If you are among the latter, here are some reasons that you might be causing it and some natural treatment ideas that can help you normalize it. 

So, let’s begin. 

Uterine fibroids 

About 35% of females experience heavy bleeding during their menstruation cycle. And, in some conditions, it may be a sign of uterine fibroids. In this condition, some noncancerous cysts develop in or around the uterus. This is one of the most common menstruation conditions that cause heavy bleeding. 

Hormonal imbalances

The two hormones in a female body named estrogen, and progesterone, help to shed blood during periods. These hormones work in tandem to build up the lining (endometrium) of the uterus that sheds, if not conceived. If any imbalance occurs in these hormones, it results in excess endometrium or thick lining, which further results in heavy menstruation bleeding. 

Thyroid issues

The thyroid level in the body helps in controlling the menstrual cycle. However, if it does not stay within its levels, it starts impacting the cycle. In fact, both hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) and hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid) involve ovaries and make a female’s menstruation heavy or lighter than average. And, if it is not treated on time, it can also lead to ovary dysfunctions.

These are the reasons that may be affecting your menstruations. 

But the good thing is heavy periods can be cured, and you can also normalize your menstruation cycle. Let’s see how!!! 

Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathy or naturopathic treatment is an alternative to conventional medicine, which focuses on natural and non-invasive ways of treating a person wholly. Various providers who are into “holistic services” suggest that naturopathic options not only help with the condition itself but help people to cure their underlying symptoms as well.

In the case of menorrhagia, the treatment mostly involves observing the patient’s lifestyle, nutrition, and genetics. By evaluating all the factors, naturopathy specialists point out the causes resulting in heavy menstruation. Research suggests that the treatment employed can cure the pain and heavy bleeding to a great extent. 

A change in lifestyle

Chances are there that your eating habits are affecting your menstrual cycle. 

But some foods can help you with reducing menstruation cramps and heavy bleeding. Food items such as Ginger, green leafy vegetables, nuts, almonds and seeds, broccoli, and oranges can help you overcome this health condition. 

Besides foods, some good habits such as regular exercise, quality sleep, and hydrating yourself can improve your condition. 

Wrapping up

Understandably, heavy menstruations can make you feel miserable. But if you start making a positive change in your lifestyle, you can significantly manage your condition. Also, you must not resort to drugs every time you end up having a condition. Relying on natural means can have its fair share of benefits. So, try them out and take a step ahead in the world of health.


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