Remedies for excessive menses

Menorrhagia or excessive menstrual bleeding can result from stress, hormonal imbalance, endometriosis, pelvic lesions or infections or uterine growths. If you periods last more than a week or you have to change your sanitary napkin or tampon every couple of hours, then it is a case of menorrhagia, which is usually not a serious problem. However sometimes it is also a symptom of other more serious problems and you should consult your gynaecologist if it is a chronic problem. If ignored menorrhagia can lead to anaemia and thus it is a good idea to step up your iron and folic acid supplements during your periods.

Since all problems related to menstruation, including menorrhagia, are related to the system, the best remedy is to ensure that your system is clean of toxins and fighting fit. Apart from this you can cook one banana flower and have this with a bowl of fresh curd to increase the quantity of progesterone and decrease the bleeding. You can also boil 6 gms of coriander seeds in ½ l of water, add some sugar and drink the concoction while it is still warm. Rough chaff can also be consumed as an infusion to treat excessive bleeding during periods. Another effective concoction can be prepared by boiling 90 gm of bark of Ashoka tree in 30 ml of milk and 360 ml water till the quantity reduces to 90 ml and this should be consumed in one day over two or three doses.

answered by G M

Excessive menstrual bleeding is often a cause of concern to most women at some point in their reproductive lives. However, you must first know that this can be classified as a problem only if it meets certain criteria. Some of them are as follows: if you need to change your pad every hour or so; if you need to get up at night and change your pad; if you need to use double sanitary napkins on a regular basis; if you are having large blood clots that are coming out with your flow; if you have a constant and dull ache in your lower abdomen and if your period lasts for more than a week. If you meet any or all of these criteria, then you should be worried about your heavy menstrual flow. If not, you are probably not in the range of concern.

The causes for such heave menstrual bleeding may be things like a contraceptive device that has been inserted, hormonal imbalance, uterine fibroids, polyps, malfunctioning ovaries, a complicated pregnancy or some sort of medication that is not agreeing with you. However, it is important for you to know that self help is probably the worst thing you can do to yourself if you are facing any or all of these problems. Please see a doctor who will be able to tell you what exactly is wrong and will also administer appropriate treatment.

answered by M W

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