Continuous Heavy Bleeding During Menstruation
Many women experienced heavy bleeding during period once in few menstrual cycles during the reproductive years and this is still consider as normal when this heavy bleeding does not affect any of your normal lifestyle. When only the menstrual bleeding continue to be heavy for more than a week or causing great pain and cramp until you cannot proceed with the normal daily activities, then you need to take action by seeking medical advises. There are many reasons for changes to happen in the menstrual flow; and it is critically important for every woman to understand her own body system in order to notice and recognize any sudden switch of pattern in the menstrual bleeding. Maintain a good habit to record the patterns and days of menstruation will give you the required data and trend for analysis when needed.
Menorrhagia or heavy menstrual bleeding is suspected when you have experienced some of these symptoms during the menstrual period. The most obvious situation is that you have to change sanitary pads as frequent as every hour, day and night; and even the largest and thickest pads do not help. Most of the times you will use double layer sanitary pads for protection or to feel more at ease with the flow. This situation could continue for a week or even longer and you tend to feel tired or having shortness of breath even not during any physical activity.
Another concern of heavy bleeding during period is the bleeding accompanies with huge blood clots, severe pain and cramps. When the heavy flow is prolonged, several medical conditions could follow, and the most common encounter is iron deficiency, that is a type of anemia. Due to low level of hemoglobin, the person will look pale, feel weak and fatigue all the time. When this is not treated with care, the person will develop more severe anemia follows with a rapid heart rate and lightheaded.
Home Remedies For Heavy Bleeding During Period
Many women will turn to home remedies when they are having heavy bleeding during period. The normal home remedies use by women all over the world are like, resting and fully relax for a day or two from work, avoid drinking ice water and tea, taking multivitamin to nourish the body. There are researches on vitamin K, the essential nutrient in blood clotting that could be affected by overdose of vitamin E in our diet. Therefore moderation is the key to healthy lifestyle and detoxing the body is another good home remedy to having body cleansing.
However if the heavy bleeding during period persist, treatment is crucial. Doctors will likely to ask about your menstrual history and cycles at the same time conduct several tests. The tests could include physical examination as well as blood test, Pap test, endometrial biopsy and ultrasound scan. Seek for early treatment to ensure you are worry free from the monthly menstrual cycle.