Abnormally Heavy Period
Heavy menstrual bleeding is usually caused by many factors and it is something you should not be taking lightly. There might be an existing condition you might be experiencing. These would include the following:
- Hormonal imbalance: Altered hormonal imbalance would usually result to a fluctuation of the estrogen and progesterone level. This is why you have excessive bleeding.
- Underlying reproductive disease or illness such as pelvic inflammatory disease and perhaps STD.
- Stress: It usually precipitates and predisposes an individual to experience heavy menstruation bleeding.
- Recovery from recent injury and operation such as abortion, miscarriage, and recent dilation and curettage procedure.
- These invasive procedures would usually result to heavy bleeding.
What You Need to Do
When you are experiencing and going through excessive bleeding, here are some of a few things you can do to stop and to minimize it.
- Elevate your legs
- Place cold compress in your abdominal area
- Relax and try not to stress yourself.
- Avoid carrying or lifting any heavy objects. This would usually worsen the condition.
- Avoid moving around, getting up and down, running around, and climbing up and down the stairs. This would usually cause strain and can worsen your bleeding.
Preventing Abnormal Heavy Periods
There are certain measures you can do to prevent this from happening to you and to avoid and as much as possible lessen the risk of further complications.
- Eat healthy and nutritious food.
- Observe proper and healthy daily lifestyle.
- Load yourself with vitamins. Focus more on vitamins that has more effect in the blood level such as iron.
- When taking iron supplements, take it with vitamin C to facilitate absorption and to prevent the risk of constipation.
- Drink plenty of fluids and as much as possible get some rest at all times.
Bare in mind that any signs of excessive bleeding are something you should not be lenient of. It may be due to other condition that if left untreated can lead to major consequences.
When to Seek Medical Help
You must bear in mind the limitation and boundary point of your menstrual bleeding. Assess yourself by counting the number of soak pads you use within the span of 24 hours. If you soak 2 or 3 pads within just 2 hours and it continues further, there’s something you should look into and it is best that you seek medical assistance.