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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Maybe It’s Not PCOS (and PCOS Cannot Be Diagnosed by Ultrasound)

pcos ultrasoundPCOS is being overdiagnosed and causing women a lot of unnecessary distress and worry. That’s the conclusion of a British Medical Journal study called: Are expanding disease definitions unnecessarily labelling women with polycystic ovary syndrome?

The main problem is the ultrasound finding of polycystic ovaries, which means almost nothing. Why? Because polycystic ovaries are a common and normal finding, especially in young women.

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The Role of Histamine and Mast Cells in PMS and PMDD

mast cells histamine PMDDHere’s something important about PMS or PMDD (premenstrual dysphoric disorder): At least some of the time it’s caused or worsened by mast cell activation and histamine.

Histamine is an inflammatory compound as well as a neurotransmitter. That’s why histamine can cause both allergy-type symptoms such as hives and nasal congestion as well as mood symptoms such as anxiety. Histamine can also cause headaches, fatigue, brain fog, insomnia, and breast tenderness — all the typical symptoms of PMS.

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Rescue Prescription for Menopause and Perimenopause

rescue for perimenopausePerimenopause is the two to twelve years before menopause. It can cause symptoms such as heavy periods, mood swings, insomnia, and night sweats.

They’re not nice symptoms, but fortunately, they can be relieved by some pretty simply treatment including magnesium, natural progesterone, and sometimes estrogen.

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