Menstrual period is a monthly annoyance for women – mood swings, cravings, migraines, and others. From early adolescence to menopausal, women experience a hormone level change which for some have regular periods and irregular to others. But aside from the irregular period, there are also those who encounter heavy flowing or otherwise called as “menorrhagia”.
How can we determine if there is excessive menstrual bleeding and irregular periods or hormonal imbalance?
Normally, menstrual cycle begins from the day 1 up to the day when it comes out the next time. Hence, the average cycle is 28 days although it can be shorter like 21 days or longer like 35 days that can still be considered as normal. In addition, menstruation can last 3 to 5 days while to some lasts 4 to 7 days. However, if your menstruation requires you to change napkins every one hour or shorter than two hours and when it takes you to have a continuous overflow for more than 7 days, you are perhaps have a menorrhagia. Irregular periods on the other hand, affect around 30% of women. Besides, it is determined when your period comes too early than the usual, too late or when you experience bleeding in between periods. Or for others, it is still irregular when periods come twice in every menstrual cycle, heavy bleeding or continuous periods.
Certainly, this kind of women issues are distressing – PMS, heavy bleeding, menopause, hormonal imbalance and irregular periods. But when you are experiencing severe bleeding, it is important to consult a physician and won’t take it for granted. Causes of such conditions differs from one woman to another, these imbalances are oftentimes caused by genetic factors, poor health and diet, long term stress or anxiety, insufficient exercise and the like.
Luckily, there are natural remedies on how to balance the hormones and avoid the symptoms of heavy menstruation, irregular periods and hormonal imbalance. Enough bed rest is advisable as well as maximize iron intake. Indeed, we consider some exercise like yoga and check our diet. During menstrual periods, normally we experience hormonal changes and we can actually prevent the imbalance.