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Home Remedy Topic: Periods (Excessive Bleeding)

Heavy Menstruation
Heavy menstruation is a very common problem in women. It can be very uncomfortable and a deterrent in day to day activities. Prolonged and heavy bleeding can also lead to anaemia and other problems related to excessive loss of blood. There may be various reasons behind heavy menstruation, and it can happen to anyone, however, it is more common in women approaching menopause. Home remedies and self-help tips Heavy menstruation causes weakness and fatigue. It is essential to take adequate rest and restrict certain movements during this time. Do no exert yourself or lift heavy loads during your periods. Sleep deprivation can worsen your problem; make sure you sleep for at least 8 hours during the night. Take extra precautions during the night so that you are not worried about staining and can sleep peacefully. Put some cushions under your legs when you lie down. Elevating the legs helps to lessen bleeding. Put a cold compress on your abdomen and lie down for some time. Cook a banana flower and mix it in curd. Eating this increases the progesterone levels in the body and reduces excessive bleeding during periods. Boil 20 grams of coriander seeds in 2 cups of water. Reduce it until only cup of water remains, and let the concoction cool down. Consuming this concoction effectively reduces bleeding. Grind some mustard seeds into a fine powder. Add teaspoon mustard powder in milk. Drink the milk twice a day to curb excessive bleeding. The sacred fig leaves are effective in controlling heavy menstruation. Extract the juice of these leaves, and take it twice a day during heavy flow. The bark of the Ashoka tree is widely used in ayurveda to stop heavy menstruation. Grind the bark of the Ashoka tree into a fine powder. Add 25 gm of this power to 200ml water, and put it to boil. Let the water boil till it reduces to 50ml. Now add 50 ml milk to the water and boil until the mixture reduces to half. Filter the mixture and let it cool. Take 20- 30 ml of this mixture, every morning. This concoction should be freshly prepared, every day. Add a tablespoon of garden sage in a cup of hot water. Allow the herb to steep for 5 minutes and then drink it. Sage prevents blood clotting, and is an effective remedy for heavy bleeding during periods. Include foods like potatoes, molasses, pumpkin seeds, apricots, etc. in your diet as they are rich in iron. Iron rich foods make up for the iron loss caused due to excessive bleeding. Heavy menstruation can also happen as a result of manganese deficiency. Eating manganese rich foods like oats, cocoa, pumpkin, squash, watermelon, and sesame seeds can be of great help in order to control the profuse bleeding during menstruation. The above mentioned remedies will, in most of the cases, prove to be beneficial. However, if heavy menstruation is becoming an obstacle in your daily activities, or if the heavy periods continue for more than 7 days, you must consult a gynaecologist.

What is Heavy Menstrual Periods?

Most women dread their period especially when they experience heavy bleeding with almost every cycle! Heavy menstrual periods are known by their medical termmenorrhagia and are described as excessive bleeding or prolonged bleeding every month. It can cause extreme discomfort, often leaving you feeling weak and light-headed. You may bleed so heavily that you are often forced to change your sanitary towel or tampon every two hours. Heavy menstrual periods can lead to a number of complications if not treated immediately. Every womans menstrual cycle is different. Normal menstrual flow occurs every 28 days, but can range from 21 days to 35 days, and lasts approximately 4 days (total loss of blood = 30 to 40 milliliters = 2 to 3 tablespoons). When you bleed heavily, you are actually losing 80 milliters of blood or more (16 soaked sanitary products) during your menstrual cycle, and soaking a sanitary towel or tampon every 2 to 3 consecutive hours. Some women may even bleed for a prolonged period which lasts longer than seven days. Heavy menstrual periods can affect any woman of childbearing age. However, young adolescents who have just started their period and are not ovulating properly as well as pre-menopausal women tend to be more susceptible to Heavy menstrual periods than others. Being overweight, using certain medications such as blood thinners and having ahereditary bleeding disorder can also influence Heavy menstrual periods. The most common symptoms and signs include:

Changing sanitary towel or pad on an hourly basis Changing sanitary towel or tampon during the night Having to use double sanitary protection to control menstrual flow Experiencing prolonged menstrual bleeding (lasts longer than seven days) Bleeding in between periods Short or irregular menstrual cycle Menstrual flow with large blood clots Severe and continuous cramping in lower abdomen during menstrual period Excessive bleeding hampers daily routine Fatigue and shortness of breath

What Causes Heavy Menstrual Periods?

No one knows the exact cause of Heavy menstrual periods. However, several medical conditions and conditions may contribute to Heavy menstrual periods and these include:

Hormonal imbalance Uterine fibroids Endometriosis Anovulation (lack of ovulation when ovaries fail to produce and release eggs) Polyps Adenomyosis Pregnancy complications (miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy) Changes in birth control or estrogen use

Use of an intrauterine device (IUD) for birth control Pelvic inflammatory disease Thyroid problems Endometrial cancer Medications such as steroids, blood thinners, anti-inflammatories or anticoagulants Stress Change in exercise routine or diet Recent weight loss or weight gain

Diagnosing Heavy Menstrual Periods

The diagnosis of Heavy menstrual periods is based on your symptoms, a pelvic exam and a review of your medical history. Your doctor will enquire about your menstrual cycle and you may be asked to keep a record of your blood flow, particularly how heavy it was. Certain tests such as blood tests, pap smear, endometrial biopsy and ultrasound scan may be performed. Additional tests such as a sonohysterogram, hysteroscopy and dilation and curettage (D and C) may also have to be performed.

Help for Heavy Menstrual Periods

If you are bleeding heavily, certain self-care strategies such as making yourself comfortable, getting plenty of rest,drinking extra fluids and eating iron-rich foods can improve how you are feeling. Monitor your menstrual cycle so that you know when to expect your period, keep track of how heavy your flow is and the number of sanitary towels or tampons used. Take over-the-counter medication such as ibuprofen which will help to reduce flow and relieve menstrual pain. Remember to avoid aspirin as it can prolong bleeding. If you are anemic, you should also increase your intake of iron and folic supplements. Your health practitioner may recommend a lowdose oral contraceptive pill or progesterone therapy to regulate the menstrual cycle and decrease bleeding. Surgical procedures may be required if drug treatment is not effective. These treatment options include a hysterectomy, endometrial ablation (intense ultrasound waves kill endometrial lining) or dilation and curettage (cervix is dilated and tissue is scraped from the lining of the uterus).

Natural remedies
Natural and holistic treatments such as herbal and homeopathic remedies offer a gentler alternative to promoting normal levels of monthly bleeding. These remedies are safe to use and supports womens overall health and wellbeing. Herbs such as Artemisia vulgaris and Capsella bursa-pastoris promote menstrual and hormonal health. Calendula officinalis acts as a menstrual cycle regulator and provides a calming effect while Viburnum opulus (Cramp Bark) helps to ease nervous tension and reduce menstrual cramps. In addition, homeopathic ingredients such as Calc. carb, Sepia and Belladonna promote normal menstrual flow and a balanced mood while China encourages healthy levels of iron in the blood and increases energy levels.

Top 13 Remedies for Heavy Bleeding(Menorrahagia) 1. Soak 4-5 Snake Roots (anjbar herb) in a glass of water. Boil this water for 5 minutes in the next morning and
cool it before drinking. It is very effective and useful remedy to reduce heavy bleeding.

2. Soak 8-10 Tamarind (Imli) Pcs and 5-6 Dry Plum

(Aaloo Bukhara) Pcs. in 500 ml water

over night. Next morning refined all seed in this water and grind this mixture and add 2-3 tablespoons of honey or you can use sugar in it. Drink it with an empty stomach for 4-5 days. Continued use of this juice before and during every menses for 3-4 months will must reduce your this problem.

3. Drink Orange Juice with 2 tablespoons of Lime juice daily 4-5 glass especially in the morning with an empty
stomach. Vitamin C considered to reduce the symptoms of heavy bleeding.

4. Mix Goose Berry (Amla) Juice and Mint juice in curd and use it thrice a day. It is the most effective remedy
for heavy bleeding.

5. Boil 2 tablespoons of Coriander

seeds in a glass of water. Cool it before

drinking it is a very useful remedy for heavy bleeding. or boil Fresh Green Coriander leaves in 1/2 kg water, when water evaporates into half off the flame and mix Natural Sugar (mishri) in it and sip it like tea. After 3-4 dose heavy bleeding will decrease positively.

6. Ginger natural herb is very much effective, ginger tea with honey helps to reduce menstrual overflow. Use it
after every meal.

7. Boil Neem leaves with parsley

day to cure heavy bleeding.

in 3 glasses of water. Drink it three times a

8. Eat Banana Flower with yogurt 9.

Make a glass of juice with Broccoli better results.

daily in the morning is best to reduce heavy and longer bleeding.

and fresh apple. Drink this juice daily 4-5 time for

10. Boil 5-6 Areca nut (Supari) in 2 glasses of water, when water squeeze into 1 glass cools it and drink this
water twice a day. It is also an very effective home remedy for heavy bleeding.

11. Dry Pumpkin Pulp in room temperature and crush it. Mix it with Natural Sugar (Mishri
eat it with Milk or Yogurt. It will must decrease heavy bleeding. whole day very much effective and useful for heavy bleeding.

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12. Rub 20 grams Jamun tree skin in 125 grams water, filter it and drink it. Daily use of 2-3 times during the 13. Make a powder with 50 grams Nigella Seeds (kalonji) , 20 grams Bamboo Sugar (Tabasheer), Red rose
powder 20 grams, 20 grams oak tree gum (qamarkas) and 20 grams Amylose (nishasta). First burn Nigella seeds in a pan and make powder with it than add other ingredients. Take it daily 1/2 teaspoon with Snake roots syrup. In very heavy bleeding repeat this dose after every 3 hours for 3 days.

Mix 100% pineapple juice and lemon juice and drink this mixuture until your period stops. You will notice a decrease in heavy bleeding immediately. Continue this remedy until it stops, It worked for me and I have anemia so I had to stop the blood loss. Also it made my period more manageable by drinking this mix. Iron supplements work wonders during period days.

Home Remedies for Anemia

There is nothing scarier than ending up at the hospital for passing out or having a fainting spell. You want answers and fast! If they've told you that you are anemic, here is some use anemic information and tips and remedies to staying healthy! What is Anemia? If you've been told that you are anemic, this means that there is a lack of blood or when the red blood cells decrease in the body. Anemia can cause many different symptoms such as: Fainting Dizziness Shortness of breath Fatigue Chest Pains Headache Cold hands and feet What is Hemoglobin? The hemoglobin is a helper to the red blood cells in get oxygen to lungs and other parts of the body. You might have heard a doctor or nurse say your hemoglobin levels were high or low. This depends on if you have an adequate supply of iron and protein in your body. This is why it is important to take daily vitamins to ensure you have adequate amount of iron in your system. A healthy diet will also contribute to getting the needed amount of protein. Top 10 Anemia Home Remedies Take Iron. Iron is the number one deficiency for anemic patients. A lack of iron will then cause a iron deficiency anemia. You can take your daily vitamins and get the necessary iron. Take an Epsom Salt bath for 5-10 minute. If you don't want to take a full bath, soak your feat instead. Take a cold bath. This should be done twice a day for an effective anemia home remedy. Massage body to keep the blood flowing. Massage your legs, hands, and arms for the best anemia home remedy. Eat 2-3 apples a day increase iron intake every day. Fruit has iron so this is a healthy and delicious way to get your iron intake.

Eat 2 citrus fruits daily for intake of iron. Vitamin C is vital to keeping your body healthy. Eat honey for an excellent anemia cure. A delicious concoction is to take a teaspoon of honey, a teaspoon of lemon juice, and a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar. Mix this and eat. Avoid coffee. Coffee has a high amount of caffeine which is never good for you. Try Decaf instead. Eat 3-4 figs daily for a excellent remedy for anemia. Take Vitamin B12 daily for another excellent anemia remedy to staying healthy and anemic free. If you are anemic, it is important to watch what you eat every day. Vegetables and fruit are important to eat on a daily basis. The vegetables and fruit are essential to getting the vitamins and iron needed to staying healthy. As you begin to really eat healthy, you probably will find that you feel healthier making it easier to eat a healthy diet.
Anemia is a disorder, which results from decrease in the concentration of red blood cells or hemoglobin. One of the main functions of hemoglobin is to carry oxygen to tissues and anemia results in decreased oxygen carrying capacity of blood. Symptoms associated with anemia are dizziness and unconsciousness. People with acute anemia feel tired and look pale.

Common Causes of Anemia

Bleeding (hemorrhage) Iron deficiency Body inability to produce sufficient red blood cells Hemolysis (destruction of red blood cells) Menstruation Pregnancy Lactation Peptic ulcer Piles Hiatus hernia Hookworm infestation

Home Remedies for Anemia

Tip 1: 1 Cup beetroot juice, 1 cup of apple juice, mixed with either sugar or honey once a day. Tip 2: Consume a ripe banana with 1 tbsp of honey 2 times a day. Tip 3: Soak 10 currants overnight. Remove seeds and have for 3-4 weeks and have first thing in the morning . Tip 4: Drink a mixture of apple and tomato juice. Tip 5: Eat a lot of green leafy vegetables.

Tip 6: Honey-It is very good for an anemic person because it helps increase the haemoglobin in the blood. It is rich in iron,


Anemia is a decrease in your blood cell count, and/or a decreased hemoglobin content in the blood. Since red blood cells are the ones responsible, for carrying oxygen to the cells via the hemoglobin, a lower amount, would mean low oxygen in all your bodys tissues, and if you are pregnant your baby gets less oxygen as well. Anemia can be caused by blood loss, which means that not enough red cells are being produce, or that too many red cells are being killed off. Home remedies anemia help in most cases of iron deficiency. There are a few groups of people who are at a particularly high risk for anemia and/or iron deficiency due to increased iron needs or inadequate iron stores. Those individuals include: pregnant women, children, women of menstruating age, endurance athletes, and seniors.

Usually, anemia is due to iron deficiency, but also can be caused by not having enough Vitamin B12; B6; Folic acid; and/or copper in your system. During your pregnancy blood counts will be done, that will help to determine what vitamins or nutrients you are lacking; but in some cases more specific test are needed. These might include blood work for Iron; Vitamin B12; Ferritin; Iron binding capacity, and folic acid levels. Just taking Iron it not always the answer, thats why its important to find out the real cause of Anemia from blood test. Anemia has the following symptoms: You feel fatigued. You feel dizzy. You lack vitality. You are short of breath. Your skin looks white, as well as your gums and around your eyes. If you have Anemia at the time of delivery you will be at risk of loosing excessive blood thus going into shock. Also your baby may have low amounts of Iron stored for the first month of life. Using home remedies for anemia reduces the risk of delivery conplications. Home Remedies Anemia Tip:There is another type of Anemia called Pica. In this kind of Anemia you may have rare cravings, in which you will want to eat substances other than food, such as, coal, dirt, starch or hair; this kind of Anemia is usually the sign of a nutritional deficiency.


Home Remedies anemia #1 Its very important to get the proper nutrients into the body. Eating a diet rich in cereals, rice, pastas, dairy products (milk, yogurt and cheese), vegetables and fruits, meat, poultry and fish, and finally dry beans, eggs, and nuts. Has been proven to help boost the immune system.

Home Remedies anemia #2 Make sure you are eating plenty of iron rich food, such as, liver, green leafy vegetable, beets, dried fruits, bran flake, oysters, brown rice, lentils and molasses, raisins, prunes; breads and pastas made from hole grain flour. Home Remedies anemia #3 Avoid drinking coffee, tea and ingesting antacids, because they decrease iron absorption. Home Remedies anemia #4 Try to cook in iron pots; it is proven that doing it can significantly increases the amount of iron in your foods. Home Remedies anemia #5 During your pregnancy its important to take the correct vitamins that will help you and your baby to be healthy. Home Remedies anemia #6 In addition take an organic form of Iron ( amino acid chelate ): 100 mg of elemental Iron daily (Iron aspararte, citrate or picolinate ), not the poorly absorbed sulphate which may cause constipation and/or stomachache. Vitamin C (500 mg), its recommended to be taken with iron for better absorption. Desiccated liver tablets may be helpful as well and a Folic acid supplement, with Vitamin B6 and B12 should be used to prevent anemia. Home Remedies anemia #7 Also herbs can help your body to maintain a good level of iron, such as: 1/2 to 1 tsp. of the tincture of Yellow dock root three times daily, or 1/2 to 1 tsp. of extract of Dandelion leaf and or root or two capsules twice daily, or Eat Dandelion greens in your salads. Manganese is helpful for protein and fat metabolism, healthy nerves, immune system and blood sugar regulation. Manganese is essential for people with iron deficiency anemias. Manganese deficiencies may lead to atherosclerosis, confusion, eye problems, hearing problems, heart disorders, high cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, pancreatic damage, rapid pulse, toothgrinding, memory loss, tremors, and a tendency to breast ailments.