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12 Best And Natural Home Remedies To Stop Heavy Menstrual Bleeding During Periods




Women on an average 40 years and above face this excessive bleeding or menorrhagia problem at one time or the other time in their lives. The menorrhagia is defined as heavy to prolonged bleeding with clots that can be with or without abdominal cramps and are mainly caused due to hormones imbalance and or other medical issues. Excessive bleeding can lead to anemia, depression, and in severe cases can lead to cervical cancer too
 
Each woman’s menstrual cycle is different and that a normal cycle usually occurs on every 28 days, but can range from anywhere between 21 to 35 days and lasts for approximately 4 days and some women have their periods for as long as 7 days. The total loss of blood should be anywhere from 2 to 3 tbsp. When there is excessive bleeding, you are losing more than 6 tbsp of blood during your menstrual cycle.
 
Heavy periods can affect any age of woman from young to adolescents. Obese, hereditary, and women on certain blood thinning drugs are more prone to heavy menstrual periods
 
Heavy menstrual periods can lead to other complications if not treated immediately.
 

Symptoms of menorrhagia
 
  • Change of sanitary napkins for every 1 to 2 hours
  • Prolonged periods of bleeding that lasts more than 7 days
 
Other signs of menorrhagia would include:
 
  • Excessive bleeding that hampers your daily routine
  • Changing your sanitary pads every hour and using double pads to absorb the flow
  • Changing your sanitary pads and tampon during nights
  • Prolonged menstrual bleeding that lasts for more than 7 days
  • Bleeding in between your periods
  • Short and irregular monthly periods
  • Passing large blood clots for 1 day or more
  • Severe and continuous lower abdomen cramping during periods
 
What causes menorrhagia?
 
The exact cause of heavy menstrual periods is not yet clearly known but the below conditions may contribute to heavy menstrual periods.
 
Heavy bleeding during menstrual periods is usually caused due to a hormonal imbalance particularly in women before their menopause (that is aged between 40-50 years)
 

  • Hormones imbalance
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Endometriosis
  • Thyroid problems
  • Endometrial cancer
  • Polyps
  • Adenomyosis
  • Excessive stress
  • Change in your diet
  • Change in your exercise activity
  • PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease)
  • Recent weight gain or weight loss
  • Lack of ovulation (the condition of ovaries failed to produce and release eggs)
  • Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy
  • Changes in your birth control options
  • Being on IUD for birth control
  • Being on certain drugs such as steroids, blood thinners, and anti-inflammatories
 
How to diagnose heavy menstrual periods?
 
The diagnosis of Heavy menstrual periods can be based on:
 

  • Your symptoms
  • A pelvic examination
  • Ultrasound scan
  • A review of your medical history
  • Blood tests
  • Pap smear
  • Endometrial biopsy
  • Sonohysterogram
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Dilation and curettage (D & C)
 
Heavy menstrual bleeding can sometimes be very difficult to manage but some simple techniques can give you a very good relief from your condition. There are various natural methods to offer you a safe and effective treatment for your heavy menstrual periods.
 

Find below some of the best and natural home remedies to get relief from menorrhagia:
 
Mustard seeds + Milk



Take 50 grams of mustard seeds and then grind them to make a fine powder and store them in air tight container. Take 2 to 3 grams of this powder mixed with a glass of milk 2 times a day during your menstrual cycle to stop excessive flow of bleeding. This is one of the best remedies to treat heavy periods instantly.
 

Ginger + Honey


 
Boil little ginger in 100 ml of water and let this cool down and then add a few drops of honey to this infusion and consume it. You can take this infusion as many as 3 times a day to get relief from menstrual cramps and heavy blood flow
 

Cinnamon


 
Boil one 2 inches cinnamon stick in 200 ml of water and then consume it when it is lukewarm twice a day to stop heavy bleeding during periods
 

Coriander seeds


 
Boil 10 grams of coriander seed in 100 ml of water until the water is reduce to half and then consume it when it is lukewarm to stop heavy periods during your monthly cycle
 

Cayenne Capsules


 

Dissolve one capsule of cayenne in a 250 ml of warm water and then consume it to get relief from your heavy menstrual bleeding immediately
 

Thyme Leaves tea


 
Prepare tea by steeping 1 tbsp of thyme leaves in a cup of boiling water for around 10 to 12 minutes and then consume it to stop heavy bleeding during periods
 

Curry with Banana Flower


 

Prepare curry with banana flower and then have it to increase your progesterone levels and thus help to control excessive menstrual bleeding flow. This is one of the best and effective home remedies to treat heavy menstrual periods
 

Omega -3 Products


 
Try to consume more of animal products such as fish oils and flaxseeds oil that are filled with omega-3 which are effective in treating excessive bleeding during menstrual cycle
 

Wood apple Leaves


 
Mix fresh grounded wood apple leaves with warm water and consume it to stop excessive bleeding. You can also eat the wood apple to control your menstrual flow
 

Bamboo Leaves


 

Prepare a decoction with few bamboo leaves and then consume it 2 times a day during your periods to stop heavy menstrual periods. Regular consumption of this decoction can also help regularize your menstrual cycle
 

Mango bark


 

Extract juice from fresh mango bark and then mix 10 ml of this juice with 125 ml of water and then sip it throughout the day to stop heavy bleeding during periods
 

Iron and Magnesium rich foods


 
Take more of foods that are rich vitamins and minerals such as iron and magnesium rich foods sesame seeds, cocoa, oats, water melon seeds, pumpkin seeds, potatoes etc. Also include in your diet fresh fruits and leafy and green vegetables
 
Take more rest and get hydrated yourself by taking more fluids to ease your symptoms
 

Note: Consult your doctor if your bleeding continues for more than seven days every month with below signs and symptoms:
 
Excessive bleeding in all your consecutive menstrual cycles that lasts for more than 7 days passing thick blood clots for more than 1 to 2 days accompanied with nausea, vomiting, fever, and diarrhea