Last Modified on May 07, 2015
Treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding often focuses on boosting nutrient intake to support the body’s natural processes. Nutritional supplements offer relief not only from heavy bleeding but also from cramping, missed periods and other menstruation concerns. A balanced, active lifestyle can also help treat menstrual issues.
What is Heavy Menstrual Bleeding?
Heavy menstrual bleeding, otherwise known as menorrhagia, is a condition in which a woman experiences abnormally heavy or prolonged bleeding. While menstrual bleeding is common, menorrhagia is characterized by such heavy blood loss and cramping that an individual is unable to maintain normal daily activities.
While menstrual bleeding varies for most women, heavy menstrual bleeding can be characterized by specific symptoms. Soaking through one or more sanitary pads or tampons in an hour, needing to use twice the recommended amount of sanitary protection and needing to change sanitary protection during the night typically constitute abnormally heavy flow. Additional symptoms include bleeding for a week or longer, passing large blood clots, not completing daily activities and experiencing symptoms of anemia.
A number of factors may contribute to menorrhagia. Hormonal imbalance, dysfunction of the ovaries, uterine fibroids, polyps, adnomyosis, an intrauterine device, complications of pregnancy, cancer, genetic bleeding disorders and medication may contribute to heavy menstrual bleeding.
Home Remedies for Menorrhagia
While treatment of heavy bleeding is often dependent on several factors, many home remedies offer relief from the condition. Three of the most effective natural treatment options include blackstrap molasses, apple cider vinegar and cayenne. These components deliver vital nutrients for regulating the menstrual cycle and limiting blood flow.
A so-called superfood, blackstrap molasses delivers an extremely high amount of nutrients. One of these nutrients is iron, which can effectively treat symptoms of anemia. Iron aids in the process of creating red blood cells and may help regulate the amount of blood lost during menstruation.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Taking apple cider as a tonic helps reduce bleeding in most women almost immediately. Apple cider vinegar flushes toxins out of the body and naturally dissolves issues causing heavy menstrual bleeding.
Cayenne has an innate ability to balance the blood flow in the body. One capsule of cayenne dissolved in a cup of warm water quickly balances blood loss and relieves symptoms of heavy menstrual bleeding.
Menorrhagia can be difficult to manage; however, simple natural treatments can offer relief from the condition and balance to the body. Several natural approaches are available and offer safe, effective treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding.
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Apple Cider Vinegar Remedy for Menstrual Issues
Home Remedy Ingredients
- Apple Cider Vinegar - 1 Teaspoon
- Filtered Water - 8 to 10 Ounces
Many women have found quick relief from heavy bleeding, cramping, missed periods, and other menstruation concerns with the apple cider vinegar (ACV) tonic taken 1-3 times a day with meals. Mix 1 tsp - 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar in a large glass of water, w/ or w/o honey, and sip slowly.
[YEA] What is the science behind using Apple Cider Vinegar to reduce and even stop heavy menstrual bleeding? I am currently using this home remedy with success, but I can't seem to find the science behind this remedy and I am extremely curious! I also want to know if this is an "every day for the rest of my life" thing or only on the days that I would be menstruating, etc...Thank you in advance and really hope I get some answers!! :-)
05/07/2015Posted by Sunshine (Florida) on 02/13/2015
[YEA] First of all I must tell you that I am 44 and in peri-menopause. Which, has been horrible for me. First, my periods I noticed were heavier. I was told because I no longer take the pill and my tubes are tied was the reason. Then, my cycle was lasting 10 days, then 15 and so on. Finally after five half month period heavy non stop bleeding, seeing Drs, trying depo. Shot, hormones and whatever as ginnie pig they wanted to give me. Anything but actualily taking care of the problem. I have no health insurance just basic Medicaid. Which I believe they don't want to cover surgery if at all possible not too. So, I got send for an ultra sound and they found cysts, tumors, fibroids. When I got the results my MD. Doctor said I needed emergency D&C. Which to this day I have not got ton. Finally the doctor agreed to schedule surgery for Summer. Yes, you heard my right Summer 2015. This problem started 2014. Months on end with on going cycle. So, as I was headed to my GYN appt. To finally get surgery scheduled my phone rang, it was the Gyn office calling to cancel my appt. Due to fact one doctor was hurt and other had to cover hospital patients. That was in Dec2014 it's now Feb13th and no call to set surgery for D&C and cervical ablation. So, my period started back up few days ago after being gone for six weeks. After my 5 half month period. Which I am at my wits end. So, I decided to search internet for home remedies. I came across this web site. Believe I am willing to try about anything. So, day one in the evening I did 3 tbsp of ACV. With the Mothers on it. Made sure it was this kind only! Second day, 3 tbsp of ACV. With splash of apple juice. Drank quickly followed with 8 oz water. I noticed my cycle was getting lighter. I could hardly believe my eyes! I figured it couldn't hurt to keep drinking away. Day three period almost gone and only spotting. Can't believe this has actually worked!! I want to yell from ROOF top to all women suffering. This is hands down the best thing ever.
Thanks, earthclinic for for sharing the info. If you had not posted I wouldn't be betterPosted by Beth (West Virginia, US) on 12/14/2014
I am in Perimenopause, and I am having the constant bleeding. I am on my 8th week of spotting. I had success with Femaprin for 14 months, then it stopped working. I came in search of something else, and found this website. I see ACV has worked for a lot of you, with the constant non-stop bleeding. For those of you that take the ACV pills, what is the brand, and how many times a day do you take them? I also tried red raspberry tea pills, they did nothing for me. I also tried just the Vitex, and again did not work for me. So I am praying the ACV will work. I tried some in the water, before bed, and it stopped, but through the night I started again, and it was more than spotting. Sorry for TMI. So I don't know if the ACV made it worse, or not. But I am willing to give this a try. I just want to take the pills, but unsure of how many a day to take, and how many times a day. And if there is any unwanted side effects from too much? Thanks for any help.Replied by Mmsg