The monthly period is a major cause of stress for most women. Some of us have to go through horrible cramps & nausea and cope with the everyday work pressure.Some women find it difficult to maintain the same energy levels during their period and when this is combined with heavy bleeding it makes it worse.
Sometimes this is a one off scenario and does not happen every month. Most of the times heavy menstruation can take place during adolescence and automatically settles down after the initial 5 or 6 periods. This is very normal, as it’s just your body adjusting to the hormonal changes.
If there was too much work pressure or an event in the family that was emotionally disturbing, this could lead to stress and in turn cause a hormonal imbalance. This could be another reason for heavy menstruation. If this was just a one month thing, there is nothing to worry about as it happens to almost every woman sometime or the other.
But if this keeps happening every month, you could consult your doctor who might prescribe you birth control pills. These work by correcting any hormonal imbalance and actually help most women.
You could also check with your doctor to see if it’s ok to take iron supplements. Iron deficiency can also help control heavy menstruation. Alternately, try including foods which are rich in iron such as leafy greens or controlled portions of meat in your daily diet. The benefits of a healthy well balanced meal are known to many, but somehow this always gets ignored. Make an effort to eat healthy everyday.
Look for herbal teas that can help control heavy menstruation. You can have 2 to 3 cups a day, plus these can also give you other health benefits.
A regular workout regulates any hormonal imbalance and most women who workout regularly, never complain of menstrual problems. However do not make the mistake of working out when you have your period, slow down and take it easy during those 4 days. Look out for yoga asanas or poses which actually help correct any menstrual disorders.