You can have heavy menstrual bleeding at any age, but it can become particularly bad in perimenopause. Read this post written by a naturopath near Bendigo and Ballarat and learn how to support women experiencing perimenopause and menstrual flooding.

Normally, heavy menstrual bleeding is blood loss of more than 80mL during a period. Which is the equivalent of 16 regular tampons. You are also considered to have heavy menstrual bleeding if your period lasts longer than 7 days.

Heavy bleeding can turn into menstrual flooding. This is where your flow is that heavy you bleed through your tampon or pad. Heavy bleeding can become quite serious and if left untreated may end up requiring surgery.

Self-Care Support for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

It can be challenging to hear that surgery is needed, and it may be the only answer for some, but there are also other things that you can do. Support your health by:

  • Reducing your consumption of foods that can make your period heavier
  • Reduce consumption of alcohol to help support estrogen metabolism
  • Support a healthy gut microbiome
  • Support estrogen metabolism
  • Support normal insulin metabolism

Naturopathic Support for Perimenopause with Menstrual Flooding

A naturopath will be able to give you more specific recommendations. They will also have their own recommendations to help further support you as you go through menopause. Find some naturopaths near Bendigo and Ballarat here.

If you are experiencing menstrual flooding, they will look at:

  • Correcting any nutritional deficiencies that are having an impact on your menstrual flow.
  • Assist with the optimisation of your estrogen detoxification pathways to support health estrogen metabolism.
  • Help to make your periods lighter and thin your uterine lining.

Read more articles here about women’s health and pregnancy written by naturopaths and near Bendigo and Ballarat and learn more about supporting your health naturally.

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