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Hormones & Heavy Cycles

Menorrhagia is the medical term for abnormally heavy menstrual cycles. There are many women who experience heavy bleeding, but most do not deal with the severe blood loss of menorrhagia. Managing this condition can truly impact your quality of life and make you literally dreed your menstrual cycle from happening.

A few signs and symptoms of menorrhagia are…

  • Need to change your sanitary protection almost every hour of your cycle.

  • Needing to double your sanitary protection to manage your heavy flow.

  • Bleeding for over a week long.

  • Blood clots passing larger than a quarter size.

  • Restriction of specific activities during your menstrual cycle.

  • Symptoms of anemia, such as fatigue or shortness of breath.

There can be a number of reasons why a woman may be dealing with these concerns, like…

  • Hormonal Imbalance Normally when hormonal imbalances are present in a woman's body many symptoms can occur including heavy, prolonged menstrual cycles. There are many different hormonal disorders that can contribute to irregular cycles like polycystic ovary syndrome, obesity, insulin resistance, and thyroid concerns.

  • Ovary Dysfunction If your ovaries do not release an egg during ovulation, your body does not produce enough progesterone as it normally would during a menstrual cycle. This usually leads to hormonal imbalance and can result in menorrhagia.

  • Uterine Fibroids The noncancerous tumors of the uterus are common and can contribute to heavier cycles than normal.

  • Polyps Similar to uterine fibroids, these small growths that develop on the lining of the uterus can cause heavy, long menstrual cycles.

  • Intrauterine Device (IUD) Using this kind of contraceptive has a common symptom of developing menorrhagia.

  • Medications Certain medications can disrupt the natural flow of hormones and can contribute to many unwanted symptoms, including a heavy period flow.

Unfortunately, this condition can result in other health complications if the root cause is not addressed. Over time, one can develop anemia. This is due to the blood loss and lack of red blood cells circulating in the body, which are necessary to carry oxygen to your tissues. Also, these heavy menstrual cycles may be accompanied by severe pain and cramps.

The best way to avoid this is by identifying the root cause and figuring out a personalized plan of action to reduce and eliminate the issue. If you are tired of dealing with heavy, painful menstrual cycles, click here to learn more about my natural approach to hormonal health.


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