Coping With Menopause In Self-Isolation Series_ Heavy Menstrual Bleedi

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Remember your teenage days when you had to learn how to match your period with the appropriate feminine product so that you aren’t caught in a sensation of warm fluid gushing down when attempting to stand up, rendering you worrying about whether an embarrassment had just happened? To know more Call Us - (403) 456-0287

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Coping With Menopause In Self-Isolation Series: Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Website - ​https://calgarymenopause.com/ ​ Ph. No. 403 456-0287

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Remember your teenage days when you had to learn how to match your period with the appropriate feminine product so that you aren’t caught in a sensation of warm fluid gushing down when attempting to stand up rendering you worrying about whether an embarrassment had just happened ​Peri-menopause ​is like puberty the second time around. It’s a time when the body is going through big change. The body is trying to establish a new hormonal pattern that if done right you’ll be set for a healthy graduated process well into older age. If you experience heavy bleeding on your period take a moment to thank nature for bringing awareness to your body take a moment to realize that your body is part of nature and that is it as dynamic as life itself. Website - ​https://calgarymenopause.com/ ​ Ph. No. 403 456-0287

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An increase in your flow during peri-menopause usually accompanied by breast tenderness and migraines are signs of 1. ​ Skipped or missed ovulation but you’re still ovulating here and there 2. ​ Low progesterone 3. ​ High estrogen relative to progesterone 4. ​ High cortisol 5. ​ Flat cortisol diurnal pattern Here I’d like to offer you ways to reduce the frequency of heavy bleeding. Note I am not discussing heavy bleeding related to abnormal uterine bleeding such as that in fibroids endometrial polyps pregnancy contraceptive use blood clotting problem and PCOS. I am only discussing heavy menstrual bleeding on days of a normal period. Skipped or missed ovulation As women transition into menopause missing an ovulation here and there is normal. Imagine your endometrium is like your lawn that is maintained by a boy who lives down the street. On the dot every 2 weeks you call him to come cut your lawn. You picking up the phone to call him represents ovulation and the boy cutting the grass represents progesterone. The boy progesterone keeps your lawn endometrium nice and at an appropriate height. Now imagine you forget to call the boy one day missed ovulation Website - ​https://calgarymenopause.com/ ​ Ph. No. 403 456-0287

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the boy won’t come no progesterone and so your lawn endometrium outgrows its usual height. When the boy comes next time to cut the lawn which will have been a total of 4 weeks passed the grass cuttings shedded endometrium will be double the amount – hence heavy bleeding. We can reduce the likelihood of missed ovulation by taking an herb called Chasteberry lat. vitex agnus-castus provided that you live a healthy lifestyle and eat a balanced diet. Low progesterone Going along with the lawn example you want to make sure your lawn boy shows up when you ask him to. If he doesn’t show up or does a half-job then your lawn will still grow longer than you’d like. Ways to encourage production of progesterone include: – take chasteberry supplement in the luteal phase – Vitamin B6 supplement – Cal-Mag supplement – Make sure your thyroid is working optimally ask your doctor to check your thyroid and related hormones – Plenty of sesame seeds or sunflower seeds in the luteal phase Website - ​https://calgarymenopause.com/ ​ Ph. No. 403 456-0287

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High estrogen Estrogen is like water and fertilizer for your lawn. When not balanced by regular cutting progesterone grass will inevitably out grow in the presence of excess rain and fertilizer. Ways to reduce your estrogen level include: – Say no to sweets and alcohol – Add extra fibre to your breakfast – bran oat bran flaxseeds psyllium husks – Aerobic exercise at least 3x/d – moderate intensity is just fine. If you sweat great If not just work up to where you can feel your heart beating hard. I.e. speed walking – Licorice tea – Avoid or limit dairy – Red meat in moderation especially if you are big on meat – Castor oil pack over right lower ribs on non-menstruating days – Probiotics containing lactobaciilus acidophilus Website - ​https://calgarymenopause.com/ ​ Ph. No. 403 456-0287

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High cortisol and flat cortisol diurnal pattern Cortisol competes with progesterone for its raw materials. Think of your cortisol as your close by neighbours also wanting to hire your lawn boy. They are stopping your lawn boy from cutting your lawn and so your lawn grows uninhibitedly. Ways to re-establish a normal level of high cortisol include: – Adaptogens such as rhodiola ashwaganda siberian ginseng magnolia – Antioxidants and bioflavonoids berries grapes – Make sure your thyroid is working optimally see Low progesterone above – Minimum of 15 minutes of mindful exercise per day: yin yoga meditation. The more the better – Say no to coffee coke including diet coke and other highly caffeinated beverages – Counselling for any stressors to do with interpersonal relationships or significant life events Nature always has a way of bringing you back into balance if you enable it. When you think you have simplified your lifestyle there’s always more simplification you can do. But you can only do the best you can so be kind and gentle with yourself. During a Website - ​https://calgarymenopause.com/ ​ Ph. No. 403 456-0287

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heavy flow allow the body to heal by nourishing it with rest iron-rich foods and start your cycle again with the best intention for your body mind and soul. It goes without saying if your period returns after 12 months of cessation whether you’re on hormone replacement therapy or not medical attention will be required. Speak to your menopause doctor ​ ​if that happens. You can also find us on ​Google Maps ​ ​Facebook ​ and ​Twitter Source: https://calgarymenopause.com/coping-with-menopause-self-isolat ion-heavy-menstrual-bleeding/ Website - ​https://calgarymenopause.com/ ​ Ph. No. 403 456-0287

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