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Menstruation - heavy
 
Standard Definition

Heavy menstrual bleeding, or menorrhagia, may involve extra days of bleeding or an excessive amount over the normal days of a woman's period. It is important to understand that this condition is usually described by the women herself as being a concern since the range of 'normal' is quite large.

 
 
Underlying Disruption in Function

Menorrhagia may be related to hypothalamic-pituitary problems, ovarian or uterine factors, or an imbalance in prostaglandin levels. Hormonal factors often involved include oestrogen excess, progeterone deficiency and hypothyroidism. As with irrgular menstruation, menorrhagia requires a thorough assessment for proper diagnosis before treatment is begun.

 
 
Possible Causes, Triggers & Exacerbating Factors
  • Hypothalamic-pititary-ovarian axis imbalance (imbalance in the brain-pituitary gland and ovary communication)
  • Ovarian dysfunction - typically excessive oestrogen production and deficient progesterone production
  • Prostaglandin imbalance (especially if accompanied by pain)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Low iron stores
  • Clotting abnormalities
  • Presence of an IUD
  • Uterine infection (pelvic inflammatory disease)
  • Fibroids, Endometriosis, Adenomyosis
  • Poor liver function, alcohol excess
  • Miscarriage
 
 
Common Signs & Symptoms
  • Extra days of bleeding over the period
  • Excessive amount over the normal days of a period
  • 'Flooding'
 
 
Possible Additional Integrative Medicine Diagnostic Tests

(This is additional information that does not replace nor negate conventional diagnosis. Other tests may be useful depending on the individual circumstance.)

  • Hormonal testing
  • Biochemical assessments
  • Vitamin and Mineral assessment
  • Digestive function assessment
 
 
Links & Other Information

Contact YourHealth for referenced material regarding this condition, any of the diagnostic tests or therapies mentioned.

 

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