No woman on this earth loves to get her period, unless she’s hoping not to be pregnant. Unfortunately we have to go through this annoying cycle until we reach menopause, that is just about the best thing to look forward to when it comes to reaching menopause, is no more periods yay! Menorrhagia is when your cramps and bleeding are so bad that it interferes with your daily activities. If you have heavy bleeding you might be suffering from this medical condition.
A normal period is not as bad, the cramps might be mild and the bleeding is not as heavy. The symptoms of a normal menstrual cycle are:
Your period occurs every 21-35 days
It should last between 4 and 5 days
Produces a blood loss of about 2 to 3 tablespoons (30 to 44 milliliters)
Of course every woman does not have the same period, sometimes it might be lighter than usual, less painful, maybe shorter, less discomfort and easier to deal with. Now if you suffer from Menorrhagia, then the blood loss would be at least 5 1/2 tablespoons (81 milliliters). The symptoms to this condition according to Mayo Clinic are:
If you have bleeding that soaks up your sanitary pads or tampons every hour
Having to use more than one pad to help control the flow
The need to change your sanitary napkin at night
If your menstrual last longer than 7 days
Menstrual flow that includes large blood clots
Heavy flow that interferes with your lifestyle
Tiredness, fatigue and shortness of breath (symptoms of anemia)
It is very important that sexually active women that are over the age of 21 get a yearly pap smear test done. If you have heavy vaginal bleeding record it, keep track of it and seek doctor’s advice. There is no known reason for the cause of heavy bleeding, but there are a number of conditions that may cause it to occur.
Certain causes of Menorrhagia include:
Hormonal imbalance in a normal period a balance between the hormones and progesterone regulates the build up of the lining of the uterus (endometrium), it sheds during the menstruation. If hormonal imbalance happens, the endometrium creates in excess and sheds by causing heaving bleeding.
A dysfunction in the ovaries can be a factor; it can cause hormonal imbalance and which could lead to Menorrhagia.
Uterine fibroids will also cause heavy blood flow and longer periods. Cure your fibroids by using Holistic medicine.
Polyps are benign growths on the lining of the uterine wall; women who have high levels of hormones usually get these. They can also cause you to bleed heavy too.
An entopic pregnancy may be the cause of it as well. It is when an implantation of a fertilized egg within the fallopian tube instead of the uterus.
Certain medications like anti-inflammatory meds and anticoagulants (to prevent blood clots) can contribute to heavy or prolonged menstrual bleeding.
And certain medical conditions such as, Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), thyroid complications, endometriosis, and liver or kidney disease, may cause Menorrhagia.
Menorrhagia is due to hormonal imbalance of the menstruation cycle without ovulation, it can affect two age groups adolescents who have just started their period and older women between the ages of 40 and 50 who are approaching menopause. If you suffer from abnormal cycles it is best to go to your doctor and seek treatment.