Suddenly experiencing a flood of blood in your menstrual cycle when you hit the age of 50 that’s similar or even worse than your first period during your teenage years can be alarming. Yes, heavy bleeding during menstruation usually occurs for women during their adolescent years, but it’s more common for women nearing menopause.
What Happens During Menstruation
In order to understand the cause and treatment for Menorrhagia, or heavy menstrual bleeding, it is important to first take a look at what happens when regular menstruation occurs.
Days before a woman undergoes ovulation, or the period of time before her egg travels from her ovaries to her uterus, the walls of the uterus begin to thicken. The thickened uterine lining is where the egg attaches to while getting ready to be fertilized. When the egg is not fertilized, theuterine lining along with the egg sheds from the uterus, and the woman experiences her monthly flow. Estrogen is the one that dictates how much lining builds up in the uterus.
What is Perimenopause?
Menorrhagia, or heavy bleeding, is most commonly experienced by women who are undergoing perimenopause.
Perimenopause literally means “before menopause”. This is the time when a woman experiences a slow transition towards menopause, when her body stops producing estrogen and she no longer experiences menstruation…kind of like a second puberty. Instead of getting boobs, you get hot flashes and vaginal dryness. Women can start undergoing perimenopause as early as their mid-30’s.
During this period, the estrogen in the body suddenly rises and drops and is very unstable. This is also the stage of a woman’s life when she runs out of eggs. Remember that ticking biological clock that everyone is always talking about? Yep, that’s it. Menstruation still occurs, but the body doesn’t release eggs anymore, and the woman will no longer be able to get pregnant.
The common signs and symptoms of perimenopause include:
Women often describe it as suddenly feeling very warm and feverish. This happens because of the unstable estrogen levels in the body.
This is usually caused by the discomfort of going through perimenopause.
Estrogen is the one maintaining the lubrication in the vagina, so without it, there will also be vaginal dryness, itching and in most cases, pain during sex.
Heavy Bleeding During Menstruation
The hormonal imbalances a woman undergoing perimenopause experiences includes heavy bleeding during menstruation.
Most Common Cause of Heavy Bleeding During Perimenopause
Heavy bleeding can be caused by a lot of things, but the most common reason for women nearing menopause is the sudden spikes and drops in the level of hormones in the body. With estrogen levels in the body going on roller coaster rides, this causes an abnormality in menstruation.
Estrogen dominance is something that happens when a woman’s body nearing menopause just dumps all the estrogen into the system. This strong, concentrated amount of estrogen is not good for the body and will signal the body to produce a thicker than usual uterine lining every month.
This occurrence causes the heavier than normal bleeding during menopause. If left untreated, it could cause anemia, electrolyte imbalance and weakness. The best way to combat estrogen dominance that causes heavy bleeding is by taking Phytoestrogen, the natural estrogen from plants.
How Phytoestrogen Can Help Stop Heavy Bleeding During Menstruation
Phytoestrogen gives the body an alternative to use when the body has overloaded itself with its natural estrogen. Phytoestrogen helps normalize the levels of estrogen in the body so that the uterus will not produce a very thick lining. So with a normal uterine lining, versus a thick lining, this means a normal menstrual flow, so goodbye Menorrhagia!
Studies show that taking high-quality phytoestrogen can alleviate symptoms of perimenopause for an easier and less painful transition.
Taking it daily can also help fight against osteoporosis and heart disease.
Where Can You Get Phytoestrogen?
Bear in mind that not all Phytoestrogens are the same. Only high-quality phytoestrogen that can be acquired from herbs like Kacip Fatimah and Morinda Citrifolia have the type of phytoestrogen that can help combat Menorrhagia.
Luckily, you can get high-quality Kacip Fatimah and Morinda Citrifolia in an easy to take pill form. Just be sure that the pills are made in the US, doctor approved, and high-quality. By taking Phytoestrogen daily, you can stop having nightmares about evil menopause and all its unwanted sidekick symptoms!