Menses or menstruation is a physiological cycle in females which is usually of twenty-eight days, measured by the time between the first day of one period and first day of the next. The regular cycle of twenty-eight days is seen only in small proportion of women. Deviation of two-three days is quite common.
Menstrual rhythm depends upon the hypothalamus-pituitary-ovarian function whereas the amount of blood loss depends upon the uterine condition. Hence, if there is some dysfunction of the uterine condition the blood loss varies.
Hormonal disturbance also causes much of the disturbance (dysmenorrheal, menorrhagia i.e. blood loss not exceeding 100 ml and metrorrhagia i.e. excessive blood loss) called as dysfunctional uterine bleeding.
In the above given conditions it becomes essential to regularize the blood flow and hormonal imbalance through conservative measures. If all these measures fail then it becomes mandatory to go for surgical measures e.g. hysterectomy (removal of uterus) to stop menses.
Only if, any of the above given conditions are present, then only you are advised to go for the measures which can stop menses, otherwise it is not advisable to stop menses.
Home Remedies For Abnormal Menstrual Bleeding
- Avoid potato, yellow pumpkin, egg plants and fried food, pulses and sour food items. Avoid food which can cause constipation.
- Avoid meat, poultry, dairy products and eggs. Have some fish instead as fish contains omega-3 fatty substance which may help to relieve pain.
- Eat foods such as papaya, drumstick, snake gourd, bitter gourd and cucumber.
- Gooseberry is very useful in controlling menstrual bleeding and pain. It contains vitamin C which is helpful in control of bleeding.
- Garlic is especially helpful in relieving pain. Take 5 to 6 garlic pods per day.
- Pomegranate is a useful remedy in this condition. A paste is made with seven leaves mixed with seven grains of rice crushed with a small amount of water. This to be taken twice daily for one month.