Menorrhagia

Definition of Menorrhagia:

Abnormally heavy and/or long menstrual period.

Topics Related to Menorrhagia

Dysmenorrhea

...related topic
“...Dysmenorrhea may be accompanied by excessively heavy blood loss (menorrhagia) and by other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, headache, dizziness, disorientation, hypersensitivity to sound, light, smell and touch, fainting, and fatigue...”

Lady's Mantle

...as a treatment
“...This is often used in cases of menorrhagia (excessive menstrual bleeding)...”
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Menorrhagia (Heavy Periods)

...relationship to Progesterone Low or Estrogen Dominance
“...Menorrhagia can occur because of an imbalance between estrogen and progesterone...”
...relationship to Vitamin A Requirement
“One study found serum retinol levels (a measure of vitamin A levels) to be significantly lower in women with menorrhagia than in healthy controls...”
...relationship to Iron Requirement
“Chronic iron deficiency can be a cause of menorrhagia, creating a cycle of more blood loss (iron loss) making the condition worse...”
...recommendation Vitamin A
“In one study, serum retinol levels (a measure of vitamin A levels) were found to be significantly lower in women with menorrhagia than in healthy controls...”
...recommendation Iron
“... in the patients who failed to respond to iron supplementation; A decreased response to iron therapy when initial serum iron levels were high; A correlation exists between menorrhagia and depleted tissue iron stores (bone marrow) irrespective of serum iron level, thus serum ferritin may be a better test than serum iron; A well-controlled study showed improvement in 75%...”
...recommendation Test Iron Stores (Ferritin)
“...Iron deficiency is a cause as well as consequence of menorrhagia...”
...recommendation Test Thyroid Function
“...However, even minimal thyroid dysfunction may be responsible for menorrhagia and other menstrual disturbances...”
...recommendation Vitamin K
“...Although bleeding time and prothrombin levels in women with menorrhagia are typically normal, the use of vitamin K (often in the form of chlorophyll) does have limited research support...”
...recommendation Vitex / Chasteberry
“Vitex is probably one of the most effective herbs in the treatment of menorrhagia...”
...recommendation Shepherd's Purse
“...Uncontrolled studies have found intravenous and intramuscular injections to be effective in cases of menorrhagia that are due to functional abnormalities and fibroids...”
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Problems Caused By Being Overweight

...relationship to Menorrhagia (Heavy Periods)
“Chronic menorrhagia and PMS is usually the result of deficient progesterone secretion or constant adipose-released estradiol from obesity or recent substantial weight loss...”

Somatoform Disorder

...the condition
“...Painful or difficult urination; Pain or problems during sexual intercourse; Ejaculatory dysfunction; Erectile dysfunction; Lack of interest in sex; Irregular periods; Heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia); Menstrual pain (dysmenorrhea); Diagnosis and Tests: The prerequisites for diagnosing somatoform disorder are...”

Vitex / Chasteberry

...as a treatment
“...Vitex is used as a way to prevent repeat uterine fibroids, and is probably the most effective herb in the treatment of menorrhagia...”

Yarrow

...as a treatment
“...King's American Dispensary lists yarrow as one of the best agents for relief of menorrhagia (excess menstrual bleeding) because of its ability to relax the uterine wall...”
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