Menstruation is a very important time in every woman. It is a periodic discharge of blood from the uterus. Periods can be heavy or normal. However, most women experience heavy periods. While this may be normal for some women, it can be a sign of an underlying problem. According to Webmd, heavy periods are also known as menorrhagia and it comes with heavy bleeding and cramps. Women who have menorrhagia change their pad every hour and may also bleed during periods.
What Causes Heavy Periods?
There are certain things that can cause heavy periods. Some of these things include; imbalanced hormone, fibroids, cancer of the uterus or even cervix and taking certain medications that can fight inflammation. Most times, heavy periods can cause weakness, anemia and severe pain. However, when there are complications, it is important to see a doctor.
A doctor can recommend surgery, medications or even removal of the inner lining of the uterus in order to stop or reduce heavy periods.
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