Studies show 9-14% women struggle with heavy periods. Menorrhagia is the term for heavy menstrual bleeding and prolonged periods over a week.

The cause of heavy bleeding during periods can be pathological conditions like fibroid, an inflammatory condition in the uterus, and hypothyroidism. Heavy bleeding, known as flooding, is seen in women of menopausal age.

Homeopathic medicines can cure heavy bleeding during periods. These are mild, gentle, and effective due to their natural origin. These medicines ensure a complete recovery from heavy bleeding during periods with zero side effects.

 

Role of homeopathy in heavy bleeding during periods

Heavy bleeding during periods can be treated with safe and effective homeopathic drugs. Considering a few key points, a qualified homeopath prescribes remedies for heavy bleeding during periods. This includes

  • Color of the blood (pink, bright red, pale, dark, or black)
  • Viscosity of the flow (blood is fluid, clotted, or both)
  • Characteristic of blood flow (oozing or gushing)
  • Associated symptoms like pain with bleeding, pain during intercourse, or pain during urination

After paying attention to all symptoms and analyzing the underlying cause, a simillimum homeopathic medicine is prescribed.

Top five homeopathic medicines for heavy bleeding during periods

Ferrum metallicum (Ferr.)

Common name: Iron

Ferrum metallicum is one of the best homeopathic remedies for heavy bleeding during periods where the bleeding is very thin and watery. This remedy is indicated in heavy menstrual bleeding that lasts longer. Fer. met. benefits weak and anemic women suffering from heavy menstrual blood flow.

Sabina (Sab.)

Sabina is among the good homeopathic medicines for controlling heavy bleeding during periods. It treats menorrhagia with prolonged menses. Early onset menses before the expected date is an indication of this remedy.

Homeopathic medicine Sabina is helpful in all those cases of heavy bleeding, where bleeding increases with the slightest motion. Homeopaths prescribe this remedy in heavy bleeding where blood is partly fluid and partly clotted. Sabina is of great help to women who have period pain in the sacrum that radiates to the pubes. Heavy period bleeding in menopausal women calls for Sabina.

Cinchona Officinalis – China (Chin.)

Common name: Peruvian bark

China is another best homeopathic medicine for weakness due to heavy bleeding during periods. Weakness is so extreme that these women often faint after prolonged heavy period flow.

China is the best cure for women who experience substantial, painful bleeding and dark blood clots. When China is prescribed on a constitutional basis, it gives double benefits. It stops prolonged heavy menstrual bleeding and helps you recover quickly from exhaustion due to heavy blood loss.

Belladonna (Bell.)

Common name: Deadly Nightshade

Belladonna is among the top homeopathic medicines for treating heavy bleeding during periods with hip pain. This remedy works well on right-sided pains with menorrhagia.

Heavy bright red bleeding is the keynote symptom of Belladonna. These women often feel that the bleeding is too hot. Belladonna works well for women who have severe headaches and excessive bleeding during periods.

Thlaspi bursa pastoris – Capsella (Thlas.)

Common name:  Shepherd’s purse

This homeopathic medicine is indicated for heavy bleeding during periods due to uterine fibroids. This is an antihemorrhagic remedy that acts well in menorrhagia that is prolonged for up to two weeks.

Large clots often accompany menstrual bleeding. Every alternate period is profuse. Colitis in the abdomen and backache with heavy menstrual bleeding are keynote symptoms of Thlaspi.

 

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Causes of heavy bleeding during periods

Several factors, including stress, medical conditions, and hormone-related problems, can be the culprits behind heavy menstrual bleeding.

Hormonal imbalance

Your hormones, such as progesterone and estrogen, regulate your menstrual cycles. These hormones ensure the regularity and duration of your periods. Any disorder that alters your hormone levels can impact your menstrual bleeding like anovulation, hyperthyroidism, polycystic ovary syndrome, or obesity.

Non-malignant uterine tumors and growth

Benign uterine growths and disorders that cause abnormal cell proliferation in your uterus can result in heavy bleeding during periods. Some causes include polyps, fibroids, or adenomyosis.

Cancer

Heavy menstrual bleeding can be a symptom of the underlying conditions that increase the risk of developing cancer, such as endometrial hyperplasia. Also, other cancers related to the reproductive system can cause heavy bleeding like breast cancer and ovarian cancer.

Infection

Infections like trichomoniasis, gonorrhea, or chlamydia can cause significant bleeding.

Pregnancy complications

Pregnancy complications like ectopic pregnancy, abortion, or cesarean section complications can cause heavy bleeding.

Medications

Heavy menstrual bleeding can be due to medications like blood thinners, hormone replacement therapy, breast cancer medications, intrauterine devices, or contraceptive tablets and injectables.

 

Symptoms of heavy bleeding during periods

  • Abdominal pain before or during periods
  • Menstrual flow lasting for more than a week
  • Blood clots of a quarter or bigger with menstrual flow
  • Red, pink, brown, black, or even rust-like bleeding
  • Bleeding that needs one or more tampons or pads each hour for more than two hours
  • Also, anemia symptoms like weakness, exhaustion, hair loss, pale skin, shortness of breath, and desire to eat non-digestible things

 

Treatment for heavy bleeding during periods

Medications

  • Iron supplements are prescribed to improve your iron stores.
  • NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) are prescribed to lessen bleeding and reduce cramps.
  • Oral contraceptive pills are prescribed to regularize your cycles and lighten blood flow.
  • Hormone treatment (HT) assists in balancing the levels of estrogen and progesterone in your body. HT is often advised for perimenopausal excessive menstrual bleeding.
  • Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonists might temporarily stop or reduce bleeding due to fibroids.

Procedures

  • Myomectomy: A surgery to remove uterine fibroids.
  • Embolization of the uterine artery: A procedure to stop the blood flow to tumors and fibroids, thereby preventing their growth.
  • Ablation of the endometrium: A procedure to remove all or a part of your uterine lining.
  • Hysterectomy: Surgical procedure to remove your uterus and prevent you from getting pregnant or having periods.

 

Diet and lifestyle changes for heavy bleeding during periods

Dietary changes

  • Hydrate

Heavy bleeding for free days can lower your blood volume. Add 4 to 6 glasses of water to your daily intake. It can help keep your blood volume stable.

  • Vitamin C

Vitamin C aids in the absorption of iron, preventing anemia. Citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits contain vitamin C.

  • Iron

Iron is lost when you bleed. Your body may become iron deficient and develop anemia due to heavy periods. Thus, to prevent it, have a diet rich in iron.

Lifestyle changes

  • Get lots of sleep

The body requires energy to replace the blood lost during a strong menstrual flow. It’s essential to rest whenever possible because it can reduce fatigue.

  • Exercise

Exercise can be a menorrhagia cure. Exercise helps regulate the menstrual cycle and bleeding, leading to less cramping and lighter periods.

  • Heating pad

The pain and cramps associated with periods can be reduced with heating pads. The heating pad acts by relaxing tense muscles.

 

Conclusion

Just because heavy bleeding during periods is common, you don’t have to live with pain and discomfort. Consult a qualified homeopathic doctor. Homeopathic medicines can normalize your menstrual flow, prevent reoccurrence,  and help you feel physically and emotionally healthy. Choose this gentle treatment for your heavy menses and prevent surgery.

 

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