Heavy menstruation (menorrhagia)

Abundant menstruation (menorrhagia, hypermenorrhea) is an abnormally heavy loss of blood during menstruation due to heavy or prolonged (more than seven days) menstrual bleeding.

Causes of menorrhagia

  • General fatigue of the body.
  • Psychogenic factors and increased stress.
  • The presence of chronic diseases, inflammatory diseases of the reproductive system.
  • Inflammatory processes of the small pelvis.
  • Violation of the function of the endocrine glands.
  • General hormonal imbalance.

Symptoms of menorrhagia

  • excessive blood loss during menstruation
  • prolonged (more than seven days) menstrual bleeding
  • anemia

Treatment of menorrhagia

Treatment for menorrhagia depends on the severity of the condition as well as its cause(s). Appointed by a gynecologist-endocrinologist.

Therapeutic (drug) treatment that a doctor prescribes for menorrhagia traditionally consists of oral hormonal contraceptives and various types of anti-inflammatory products, which are taken individually or in combination.

Prevention of menorrhagia

To prevent menorrhagia, doctors recommend, first of all, to refrain from super-heavy physical exertion (including sports), and also be attentive to the choice of diet. It is best to draw up a menu and diet with the help of a qualified specialist and periodically consult with him. In cases where the state of health noticeably worsens, it is worth resuming a normal diet and consult a doctor.

In addition, the prevention of heavy and prolonged menstruation can be the intake of vitamin complexes containing vitamins C, group B, iron and folic acid. In this case, however, it is important to take into account the general physical condition, age, predisposition to any disease. The wrong choice of vitamin products, as well as their irregular intake, can cause a negative reaction of the body, therefore, before using them, it is recommended to consult a doctor and even pass special tests.

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