According to Native Remedies an organic proprietor suggest natural and herbal remedies for the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding during periods.
What Causes Heavy Menstrual Periods?
No one knows the exact cause of Heavy menstrual periods. However, several medical conditions and conditions may contribute to Heavy menstrual periods and these include:
Anovulation (lack of ovulation – when ovaries fail to produce and release eggs)
Pregnancy complications (miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy)
Changes in birth control or estrogen use
Use of an intrauterine device (IUD) for birth control
Pelvic inflammatory disease
Medications such as steroids, blood thinners, anti-inflammatories or anticoagulants
Change in exercise routine or diet
Recent weight loss or weight gain
Diagnosing Heavy Menstrual Periods
The diagnosis of Heavy menstrual periods is based on your symptoms, a pelvic exam and a review of your medical history. Your doctor will inquire about your menstrual cycle and you may be asked to keep a record of your blood flow, particularly how heavy it was. Certain tests such as blood tests, pap smear, endometrial biopsy and ultrasound scan may be performed. Additional tests such as a sonohysterogram, hysteroscopy and dilation and curettage (D and C) may also have to be performed.
Help for Heavy Menstrual Periods
If you are bleeding heavily, certain self-care strategies such as making yourself comfortable, getting plenty of rest, drinking extra fluids and eating iron-rich foods can improve how you are feeling. Monitor your menstrual cycle so that you know when to expect your period, keep track of how heavy your flow is and the number of sanitary towels or tampons used.
Remember to avoid aspirin as it can prolong bleeding. If you are anemic, you should also increase your intake of iron and folic supplements.
Natural and holistic treatments such as herbal and homeopathic remedies offer a gentler alternative to promoting normal levels of monthly bleeding. These remedies are safe to use and supports women’s overall health and wellbeing. Herbs such as Artemisia vulgaris and Capsella bursa-pastoris promote menstrual and hormonal health.
I hope this helps you other women suffering from menstrual bleeding and pain.