How to Treat Heavy Periods with Diet and Progesterone or Prometrium

heavy periodsNatural treatment can work for heavy or flooding periods but you need the right treatment for your cause of heavy periods.

There are three main causes of heavy periods: 1) low progesterone or “unopposed” estrogen, 2) endometriosis or adenomyosis, and 3) thyroid disease.

Let’s look at each cause (and possible treatments) and then I’ll provide the top five general ways to lighten menstrual flow. You still want to treat the underlying cause, if you can.

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Pain Is Not a Symptom of PCOS

PCOS painPain can be the symptom of several different gynecological conditions including endometriosis, adenomyosis, and ovarian cysts.

Pain is not a symptom of the hormonal condition PCOS.

But what if you have pain and your doctor discovers polycystic ovaries on ultrasound? Surely, that offers some kind of explanation? Nope. Your pain is not related to that ultrasound finding.

Here are three things to understand.

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The Serious Downside to Contraceptive Implants and Injections

Contraceptive injection

The progestin drugs of implants and injections are not progesterone and so can cause side effects such as depression.

They also cause irregular “breakthrough bleeds” which are not real periods.

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Is It Normal Period Pain or Endometriosis?

When period pain is endometriosisDo you suffer bad period pain?  You shouldn’t have to.

Period pain is common, so we tend to think it just goes with the territory of having periods. But “normal” period pain should not prevent you from going about your day. And “normal” period pain should disappear with simple treatments like dairy-free and zinc.

Put it this way: If pain doesn’t disappear with simple treatments, then it’s not normal period pain. It’s strong period pain and could mean you have endometriosis or adenomyosis.

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