1. What is considered heavy menstrual bleeding?
    Heavy menstrual bleeding is bleeding that lasts for more than seven days or requires changing pads or tampons every one to two hours.

  2. What causes heavy menstrual bleeding?
    Hormonal imbalances, uterine fibroids, polyps, endometriosis, and bleeding disorders are known causes.

  3. How do I know if I have heavy menstrual bleeding?
    If you are using more than ten pads or tampons during your period, consistently for more than 3 months.

  4. What are the signs and symptoms of heavy menstrual bleeding?
    Prolonged bleeding, passing blood clots, fatigue, shortness of breath, and anemia are some of the signs and symptoms. Heavy menstrual bleeding can cause discomfort, make it difficult to go out in public, and interfere with daily activities such as exercise or work. 🙁

  5. Are there any natural remedies? Exercise, a healthy diet, and supplements such as iron and nutrients that support the endocrine system can help alleviate heavy menstrual bleeding.

  6. How can I prevent heavy menstrual bleeding?
    Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, managing stress, and staying hydrated can help prevent this common and debilitating condition.

  7. Can heavy menstrual bleeding lead to complications?
    Yes, heavy menstrual bleeding can lead to complications such as anemia, fatigue, and low blood pressure.

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Although the most common treatment options for heavy menstrual bleeding are medication, surgery, and non-surgical procedures such as endometrial ablation, there is a natural way! Natural Functional Medicine can be beneficial for helping because it takes a holistic approach to understanding and addressing the underlying causes, rather than simply managing symptoms. Here are a few reasons why Natural Functional Medicine may be effective in resolving heavy menstrual bleeding:

  1. Individualized approach: At Big Beautiful Life, we recognize that each person is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. By considering an individual’s medical history, lifestyle factors, and environmental influences, we aim to identify the specific factors contributing to heavy menstrual bleeding in each patient. This personalized approach allows for targeted interventions and a more effective treatment plan.
  2. Identifying root causes: Heavy menstrual bleeding can have various underlying causes, such as hormonal imbalances, nutrient deficiencies, inflammation, thyroid dysfunction, or structural abnormalities. Natural Functional Medicine seeks to uncover these root causes through comprehensive assessments, including detailed patient consultations, laboratory blood testing, saliva hormone panels and hair testing. By addressing the underlying causes, Dr. Jena aims to restore balance and alleviate this issue.
  3. Balancing hormones: Hormonal imbalances, particularly involving estrogen and progesterone, are often associated with heavy menstrual bleeding. Natural Functional Medicine approaches hormonal imbalances by optimizing the endocrine system through dietary modifications, lifestyle changes, stress management, and targeted supplementation. This approach aims to restore hormonal balance, which can help regulate the menstrual cycle and reduce excessive bleeding.
  4. Nutrition and lifestyle modifications: At BBL, we highly emphasize the role of nutrition and lifestyle in overall health. Dietary changes, such as incorporating anti-inflammatory foods and avoiding processed foods, can help reduce inflammation and support hormonal balance. Lifestyle modifications, including stress management techniques, regular exercise, and adequate sleep, can also contribute to hormonal regulation and overall well-being.If you or someone you know is suffering with this condition, give the office a call TODAY for your FREE 10 min consult with Dr. Jena to see if we would be a good fit for you. If you know you are ready to try something that will get to the underlying cause, schedule today.  (231) 421-9189