Best Home Remedies to Stop Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Although menstruation is a normal physiological phenomenon in women of reproductive age. But there are many related issues women have to face. One of such issue is heavy menstrual bleeding. This condition is medically termed as menorrhagia.

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Symptoms of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Heavy menstrual bleeding is characterized by heavy bleeding where there is a need to change pads in just 2-3 hours or prolonged periods lasting more than 7 days. It results in fatigue, anemia, decreased strength, depression, nausea, headaches and shortness of breath.

Common Causes of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Usually, heavy menstrual bleeding is seen in older women who are reaching the menopause or young females in whom menstruation has started recently. Some of the risk factors are being overweight, certain medications like blood thinning medicines and certain health issues such as Pelvic inflammatory diseases and adenomyosis. Other causes are a hormonal imbalance, uterine fibroids or polyps or tumors. It may also be a symptom of ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage. Women who use the intrauterine device to control pregnancy may also suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding.

Common Causes of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Common Causes of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Diagnosis of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

If you approach your doctor with the complaint of heavy menstrual bleeding your doctor apart from ensuring your medical history and history of menstrual cycles will also ask you to have blood tests, pap test, endometrial biopsy, ultrasound scans, Sono hysterogram and hysteroscopy to diagnose the cause.

Treatment of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

The treatment the of heavy menstrual bleeding depends on the cause. So better meet your gynecologist for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Treatment of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Treatment of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Your doctor will specify the treatment depending on the factors discussed below:
1. Medical history and all over health.
2. Severity and cause of the condition.
3. Specific medications, therapies, and procedures.
4. Childbearing plans in future.
5. Lifestyle.
Depending on all these factors your doctor will prescribe your iron supplements, Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, Tranexamic acid, oral contraceptives, oral progesterone, and hormonal IUD.

In case certain medication is the cause of heavy menstrual bleeding you will be suggested an alternative.
Few cases may require surgical treatment such as D&C, uterine artery embolization, focused ultrasound ablation, myomectomy, endometrial resection, endometrial ablation and in extreme cases hysterectomy.

In this article, I have also in-listed home remedies to stop heavy menstruation bleeding.

Home Remedies to Stop Menstrual Bleeding

1.Cinnamon

Take 3 sticks of cinnamon and grind them to make powder. Add a teaspoon of this powder to a cup of warm water and have this mixture. Drink this 2 times in a day.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

2. Papaya

Eat ripe papaya. This will soothe the abdominal muscles and also regulate the contraction of the uterus. This will, in turn, control the flow of blood.

3. Mango Bark

Take the fresh bark of mango and extract its juice. This will act as medicine. Mix 20-25 drops of mango bark. Extract to 1 cup water. Drink this and heavy menstruation will be stoped.

4. Tamarind

Tamarind is known for its antioxidant properties. But it is also used to stop the heavy menstrual bleeding. Remove the seeds of tamarind and blend it with water and honey to make a paste. Take this mixture for 2-3 days.

Tamarind

Tamarind

5. Cayenne Pepper

Mix half teaspoon of cayenne pepper in a glass of lukewarm water. Add a half teaspoon of honey to it. Drink it once during your menstrual cycle.

6. Fenugreek Seeds

fenugreek seeds are known to balance the hormones and regulate the periods. Soak 3-4 tablespoons of fenugreek seed in boiling water and leave it for 2-3 hours. Strain the solution and drink it 3 times in a day.

Fenugreek Seeds

Fenugreek Seeds

7. Mustard Seeds

Crush mustard seed to me a fine powder. Add a tablespoon of mustard powder to a glass of milk and have it during menstrual cycles.

8. Apple Cider Vinegar

There is a long list of health benefits of apple cider vinegar. But instead of going into detail about that, let us concentrate over its benefit to stop the heavy menstrual bleeding. Dilute a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar to a half cup of water and drink it 2 times in a day. You will soon get the desired result. This will also cure headache and cramps.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar

9. Sesame Seeds

Blend 300 grams of sesame seeds and make a fine powder. Add a tablespoon of this powder to a cup of warm water and have it 2 times in a day.

Besides trying any of the home remedies to stop heavy menstrual bleeding also take rest, drink plenty of water and diet full of minerals, vitamins, and fibers.

*All the home remedies to stop heavy menstrual bleeding should be taken during the bleeding phase of your menstruation cycle.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.

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