Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Effective Treatment for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Menorrhagia or heavy periods is characterised heavy bleeding or flow during periods. Finding the rate of bleeding and ascertaining if it is normal or heavy, is a difficult task given that it cannot be measured.
Signs of menorrhagia
The signs depicting the need of treatment for heavy periods are as follows: -
  • Periods lasting for more than 7 days
  • Severe bleeding warranting pad change every 2 hours
  • Painful menstrual periods
  • Bleeding clots with more than 1 inch in diameter
Heavy bleeding is common during the menopausal stage or after skipping of a period.

Causes of menorrhagia
The cause of menorrhagia or heavy periods can be attributed to the fluctuations in the level of hormones. Hormones like estrogen and progesterone helps in maintaining the menstrual cycle and thickening of uterine walls. Hormonal imbalances during teenage and menopausal period can thus lead to menorrhagia.
Menorrhagia can be caused due to blood clotting irregularities as well. Other causes include fibroids in uterus, uterine cancer, endometrial polyps, increased stress, weight fluctuations, pregnancy related irregularities and infections in reproductive organs.
The treatment for heavy periods is decided based on the causal factor. The treatment procedure involves medications and other medical procedures.
  • Medications
The treatment of heavy periods in women and girls within the reproductive age includes medications. Medicines like NSAIDs (Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) helps in lightening the period flow and reducing the pain associated with it. Hormonal therapy helps in restoring the hormone balance in cases where heavy periods are caused due to fluctuations in hormone levels.
  • Medical procedures
The medical procedures are done with the goal of removing the endometrial lining which causes the bleeding. This is done with the help of procedures like ablation or dilation and curettage. In cases where severe bleeding associated with menopause, that cannot be controlled by other procedure, hysterectomy is done.
NyleWomen’s and Children’s Super Specialty Hospital, based in Thrissur, Kerala, offers highly advanced treatment in various fields of medicine like neonatology, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology and so on.

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