Tuesday, 14 June 2016 | Editor
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About Heavy Periods
Excessive menstrual bleeding is a common complaint which is usually preventable through proper nutritional measures, so long as the cause is determined. The most common cause is the body producing too much arachidonic acid, which is hormone-like substance (called prostaglandin series 2). This excess prostaglandin series 2 is probably the main reason for excessive menstrual bleeding and menstrual cramps.
Other factors in heavy periods include iron deficiency, underactive thyroid, vitamin A deficiency, vitamin K deficiency, essential fatty acid deficiency (omega 6), endometriosis, fibroids and birth control devices.
It’s easy to imagine that a woman may develop an iron deficiency if she is bleeding heavily during menstruation, but it’s not so well recognised that chronic iron deficiency can actually be a cause of heavy bleeding.
Nutrition facts & Diet Advice for Heavy Periods
The following nutrition guidelines should be considered:
Health Supplements and Heavy Periods
Often, a combination of supplements may help in alleviating this condition.