Menorrhagia

Also indexed as:Heavy Menstruation
A heavier than normal period can be difficult to deal with and may signal other health issues. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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A heavier than normal period can be difficult to deal with and may signal other health issues. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Add some A

    To help normalize menstrual blood loss, take 50,000 IU of vitamin A each day, for no more than 15 days

  • Keep an eye on iron

    Take a blood test to find out if you need iron supplements to replace lost iron and help prevent further bleeding

  • Make time for a checkup

    Visit your healthcare provider to find out if your menorrhagia is caused by a treatable medical condition

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