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Menorrhagia

Relieving menorrhagia with homoeopathy

Menorrhagia results in an abundant loss of blood that can last for more than 7 days. It can have an organic or functional origin. Among the identified organic causes, one can include the presence of polyps or fibroids in the uterus or the abnormal presence of uterine lining outside the uterus. As for functional menorrhagia, it is mainly due to a hormonal imbalance caused by an oestrogen intake or a hormonal disorder. The latter case is most often found in young adolescents.

Symptoms of menorrhagia

Diagnosing a case of menorrhagia is tricky since the menstrual cycle differs from woman to woman and can be mistaken for metrorrhagia in some women. However, menorrhagia is characterized by an abundant loss of blood, that only occurs during menstruation, and a menstruation period that lasts for more than 7 days. The blood is more red than usual and is filled with clots. During this period, the woman will likely need to change intimate hygiene products quite often, even during the night. Moreover, these symptoms can persist for several successive menstrual cycles.

Homoeopathic treatment of menorrhagia

Homoeopathy provides several remedies that can be taken to relieve menorrhagia. This is particularly the case of Sabina, a drug obtained from the savin juniper and that is very effective against gynaecological disorders. The recommended dosage for reducing blood loss is 3 granules of Sabina 5 CH, to be taken three times a day. Helonias dioica 5 CH is also indicated to reduce the feelings of fatigue caused by this pathology. The recommended dosage is 3 granules in the morning upon awakening and another three at bedtime. Nux vomica is an effective remedy in case of profuse and dark-coloured menstrual fluid. This remedy, which is derived from the seed of the strychnine tree, is available 5-CH, 7-CH and 15-CH dilutions. Finally, Crocus sativus and Erigeron canadensis are also recommended to relieve the symptoms of menorrhagia.

When should you consult a doctor?

Homoeopathic remedies should be taken as soon as symptoms of menorrhagia start to appear. However, if they persist beyond ten days or if the blood loss is still abundant, it is recommended to consult a doctor. Moreover, if whitish losses are also present, it is strongly advised to seek specialized help. Finally, note that some remedies used to relieve menorrhagia may lead to side effects, like an upset stomach and vomiting. In that case, the homeopath must be notified so that he or she can determine the remedy that is best-suited to the patient’s metabolism.

Treatments and pathologies linked to “menorrhagia”

Associated treatments

•    Ammonium Carbonicum
•    Bovista Gigantea
•    China Rubra
•    Erigeron Canadensis
•    Phosphorus
•    Trillium Pendulum

Good to knowThe homoeopathic remedies used to relieve menorrhagia can also treat a large number of gynaecological disorders, including metrorrhagia and hypermenorrhoea. Moreover, there are numerous homoeopathic products intended for the treatment of gynaecological disorders.

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