29 Aug


What is Menorrhagia?

Menorrhagia is the medical term used for menstrual periods with abnormally heavy or prolonged bleeding. Although heavy menstrual bleeding is a common concern, most women don't experience blood loss severe enough to be defined as menorrhagia.

With menorrhagia, you can't maintain your usual activities when you have your period because you have so much blood loss and cramping.

Symptoms of menorrhagia may include Soaking blood through one or more sanitary pads, Needing to use double sanitary napkin to control your menstrual blood flow, Needing to wake up to change sanitary napkin during the night, Bleeding for longer than a week, Passing blood clots larger than a quarter, Restricting daily activities due to heavy menstrual flow.

Current Scenario 

The average age is 16 years between the onset of their bleeding symptoms and diagnosis of a bleeding disorder also called as menorrhagia.

The most commonly reported bleeding symptoms among women with menorrhagia are Heavy menstrual bleeding (95%), 

Bleeding after minor injuries (92%), Excessive gum bleeding (76%).

The World Health Organization reports that 18 million women aged 30-55 years perceive their menstrual bleeding to be exorbitant. 

Reports show that only 10% of these women experience blood loss severe enough to cause anemia or be clinically defined as menorrhagia.

Source:- WHO

Yoga Asanas for Menorrhagia:-

1. Supta Baddha Konasana:-

Supta Baddha Konasana can bring great relief to women suffering from Menorrhagia/ abnormally heavy menstrual flow. Practice regularly.

2. Supta Virasana:-

Supta Virasana is a useful yoga pose for many women related problems. 

It is beneficial in the case of Menorrhagia/abnormally heavy menstrual flow.

3. Mula Bandha:-

In Sanskrit, Mula also called root, and thus Mula Bandha is the root lock pose. 

If the bandha is to performed correctly, it should be performed in Siddhasana asanas. 

It may also be performed in Padmasana. 

What food to eat?








So these are the food to eat and yoga asanas to do if you are suffering from menorrhagia.

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