Updated: Oct 31, 2019
Every now and then we all experience a period that’s a little bit heavier than usual, or maybe they’re heavier on the first couple of days. But EmpressBody has heard from many women that they experience very heavy periods regularly and find it difficult to cope with. Bleeding heavily during menstruation – aside from the occasional accident and stain – can cause a strain on your mood, and can make you anemic due to a loss of iron. But EmpressBody has specially designed a course of holistic treatment to help you get back in control of your period using natural remedies.
So how much bleeding is too much bleeding on your period?
It's difficult to define exactly what a heavy period is because it varies from woman to woman. Heavy for one woman may be normal for another. Most women will lose less than 16 teaspoons of blood (80ml) during their period, with the average being around 6 to 8 teaspoons.
Heavy menstrual bleeding is defined as losing 80ml or more in each period, having periods that last longer than 7 days, or both. However, it's not usually necessary to measure blood loss. Most women have a good idea of how much bleeding is normal for them during their period and can tell when this changes.
A good indication that your periods are heavy is if you:
• are having to change your sanitary products every hour or two
• are passing blood clots larger than 2.5cm (about the size of a 10p coin)
• are bleeding through to your clothes or bedding
• need to use two types of sanitary product together – for example, tampons and pads
What causes heavy periods?
In about half of women with heavy menstrual bleeding, no underlying reason is found. But there are several conditions and some treatments that can cause heavy menstrual bleeding. Some conditions of the womb and ovaries can cause heavy bleeding, including:
• Fibroids – non-cancerous growths that develop in or around the womb and can cause heavy or painful periods
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• Endometriosis – where the tissue that lines the womb (endometrium) is found outside the womb, such as in the ovaries and fallopian tubes (although this is more likely to cause painful periods)
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• adenomyosis – when tissue from the womb lining becomes embedded in the wall of the womb; this can also cause painful periods
• pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) – an infection in the upper genital tract (the womb, fallopian tubes or ovaries) that can cause symptoms like pelvic or abdominal pain, bleeding after sex or between periods, vaginal discharge and fever
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• endometrial polyps – non-cancerous growths in the lining of the womb or cervix (neck of the womb)
• cancer of the womb – the most common symptom is abnormal bleeding, especially after the menopause
• polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) – a common condition that affects how the ovaries work; it causes irregular periods, and periods can be heavy when they start again
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But to help you with Heavy Bleeding EmpressBody Recommends:
The EmpressBody Detox Pearls
We would advise for you to try our detox pearls as this helps to regulate and ease most women's cycle especially if they have excessive bleeding and cramps. The EmpressBody Detox Pearls will help to regulate the blood flow around the perineum.
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