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Causes and Treatment of Menorrhagia


What is menorrhagia?

Menorrhagia refers to excessive bleeding during menstruation and is experienced by many women at some point in their lives. Bleeding may be very heavy during a normal length period or in the form of prolonged bleeding every cycle. The average menstrual period lasts between four and five days and produces 60 to 250 ml of blood. What is �normal� varies quite widely between different women and one woman may be used to a regular 28 day cycle with a 3-day bleed while another may menstruate every 35 days for 7 days. Both may be considered normal.

Bleeding in excess of what is considered �normal�, acceptable to the individual or even healthy may be known as menorrhagia.

Menorrhagia can include:

* Menstrual bleeding that lasts longer than seven days
* Bleeding which soaks one or more sanitary pads or tampons every hour for several consecutive hours
* Needing to use �double� sanitary protection or change sanitary pads or tampons during the night
* Menstrual flow that includes large blood clots
* Heavy periods that interfere with your regular lifestyle
* Tiredness, fatigue or shortness of breath due to anemia

What causes heavy periods?

In a large proportion of women who experience excessive menstrual bleeding the cause is not known. There are certain conditions that may be to blame though. These may include hormonal imbalances, fibroids, uterine cysts and polyps, some forms of cancer and certain medications. Intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUD�s) may also lead to excessive bleeding.

In order to exclude the above causes, it is important to consult your health care provider about any changes in your menstrual cycle such as increased length of menstruation and heavier flow. Any vaginal bleeding after menopause should also lead you to seek medical advice.

In young women who have begun menstruating in the last 18 months, menorrhagia is common due to irregular ovulation. Also, for women approaching the menopause, hormonal imbalance may contribute to heavier and irregular menstruation.

What complications can heavy periods cause?

Menstrual bleeding that is prolonged or excessive over several cycles may lead to health complications if not properly managed. Iron deficiency anemia is caused by the loss of red blood cells during heavy menstrual bleeding. Anemia typically causes weakness and fatigue though women with more severe cases may even find themselves short of breath, light-headed, experiencing restless leg syndrome or a rapid heart rate. Anemia can be easily remedied and reversed with iron supplements and proper treatment of menorrhagia.

Menorrhagia is also associated with severe cramps and �period pains� as well as decreased fertility.

What is the usual treatment for menorrhagia?

Conventional treatment of menorrhagia is based on treating any underlying cause or condition or, in the many women who have no known cause, symptomatic treatment may range from oral contraceptives and other hormonal medications to surgery.

What is Mens-Reduce Formula?

Mens-Reduce is 100% safe and effective natural remedy for reducing excessive menstrual bleeding and regulating a woman�s cycle.

Use Mens-Reduce To:

* Reduce excessive menstrual bleeding
* Regulate and normalize the menstrual cycle
* Effectively relieve symptoms of PMS and menopause
* Ease menstrual cramps
* Remedy iron deficiency anemia due to menorrhagia

What are the ingredients of Mens-Reduce?

This remedy contains the following herbal and homeopathic ingredients:

Artemesia vulgaris is a traditional herb commonly used for menstrual difficulties and the perimenopausal period. Considered by the ancient Anglo-Saxons to be one of the nine sacred herbs, Artemesia vulgaris is very effective in regulating menstruation and relieving menstrual pains.

Capsella bursa-pastoris has been used since the 19th century for bleeding problems including blood in the urine, bruises and heavy menstruation.

Calendula officinalis is used as a menstrual cycle regulator in naturopathic medicine. This herb is excellent for women who suffer from irregular periods and will also relieve pain associated with menstruation.

Viburnum opulus is also known as Cramp Bark and is known to ease nervous tension as well as relax the uterus, relieving menstrual cramps.

China (30C) is also known as Cinchona and is a homeopathic ingredient used to remedy anemia resulting from breast-feeding, diarrhea or excessive menstrual bleeding. China will increase physical stamina and energy.

Calc. Carb (30C) is a homeopathic remedy for heavy menstrual bleeding as well as relief of swollen and tender breasts related to PMS.

Sepia (30C) is excellent for treating PMS, menstrual cramps and mood swings from hormone imbalance.

Belladonna (30C) is also a homeopathic remedy and is very useful for regulating menorrhagia.

Contains less than 1% pure pharmaceutical ethanol when diluted as directed.

How do I use Mens-Reduce Formula?

Take 10 – 15 drops in 1/4 cup water three times daily. This remedy must be used every day and not only during the menstrual cycle.

May be used together with MellowPause or Dong Quai for complete hormone-balancing.

Caution: Please consult your medical practitioner should symptoms persist. Safety during pregnancy and nursing is not yet established.

How long until I see results?

Improvement may be noted from the first menstrual period though it might take up to three cycles to see the full effectiveness of this natural remedy.

How long will a bottle last?

One 50 ml bottle will last approximately 30 days.

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3 Responses to Causes and Treatment of Menorrhagia

  1. MELISSA January 22, 2011 at 11:26 pm #

    I have anemia menorrhagia syndrome. I just got of the hospital. They had to give me 2 pints of blood. My blood was down to a 6. I almost died if I would of waited longer.

  2. MELISSA January 22, 2011 at 11:32 pm #

    I am just needing advice how I should handle this. What can I do to make it better.   

    • Dee Braun, DrR, CA, CCT January 23, 2011 at 12:25 am #

      Hi Melissa, first and foremost listen to your doctor and follow his or her instructions. If you are not happy with his/her advice, or feel you’re not getting adequate treatment, seek a second opinion! I would recommend trying Mens-Reduce. It has a one-year money back guarantee – great company with effective products. Also, here are some additional things to try:

      1) Augment your diet with plenty of dark green leafy vegetables, root veggies, high-quality protein and whole grains. You also may want to take an iron supplement during periods of heavy bleeding.

      2) Herbs (which can be used in herbal teas) which can help menorrhagia include:

      * Agrimony
      * Cramp bark
      * Ladys mantle
      * Raspberry
      * Sage
      * Shepherd’s Purse
      * Stinging Nettle
      * Yarrow

      Please do good research and don’t ignore your own intuition. Also, again, please keep communication with your doctor and let him/her know what natural remedies you are using.

      Please come back and let us know how you’re doing!

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