What causes menstrual irregularity?
The duration and severity of menstrual bleeding varies from woman to woman. If a woman’s menstrual period is excessively heavy, prolonged, or irregular, it is called menorrhagia.
Symptoms of menorrhagia include a menstrual period that lasts longer than seven days and bleeding is so heavy that you must change your tampon or pad more than once per hour. You should see your doctor if you have excessively heavy or prolonged menstrual periods that interfere with your daily life.
Excessive bleeding can cause anemia (iron deficiency) or signal an underlying medical condition. In most cases, abnormal periods can be successfully treated.
What Is a Normal Menstrual Period?
The length of the menstrual cycle and amount of blood flow is unique to each woman. However, most women have a cycle that ranges from 24 to 34 days. Blood flow averages about four or five days, with a blood loss of about 40 cc (3 tablespoons). It is important to remember that these are just averages and that your “normal” may fall outside of these ranges.
Symptoms of Abnormal Menstrual Periods
A blood loss of 80cc (5 tablespoons) or more is considered an abnormally heavy flow. Signs that your flow may be abnormally heavy include:
You are soaking through more than one tampon or sanitary pad in an hour, for several hours at a time.
You need to double-up on sanitary pads or need both a tampon and a pad.
You wake up during the night because you need to change protection.
You notice large blood clots in your flow.
Your period lasts more than a week.
You can’t participate in your normal activities because your flow is too heavy.
You have signs of anemia, which include fatigue, pale skin, shortness of breath and dizziness.
While every woman’s cycle is different, irregularities such as bleeding mid-cycle or bleeding after intercourse are considered abnormal symptoms.
What to Do About Heavy or Irregular Menstrual Periods
Keep track of your menstrual cycles, how long your blood flow lasts, and how many tampons or sanitary pads you use during each cycle. This information will be helpful at your next gynecological appointment. Avoid products that contain aspirin because they may increase bleeding.
Mudra For Menstrual problems Excessive bleeding
Mudra is a part of holistic healing Ayurveda and Yoga. It is very effective and easy to practice. There is no expertise needed and anyone can do it anytime. Just forty-five minutes of practice is enough to get good results. To know more about these mudras click on the links.
Before practicing Mudras it is very important to find your Ayurvedic Body type To find your Ayurvedic body type follow this link
Kapha-Kaarak or Pitta-naashak mudrā