Excessive and prolonged vaginal bleeding during menstrual cycles is referred to as menorrhagia while frequent menstruation after irregular intervals is referred to as Metrorrhagia. Heavy menstrual bleeding is referred to as Polymenorrhea. These conditions are attributed to different causes and need to be managed effective as it may result in severe anemia due to blood loss, endangering the life of the female.
What are the Causes of Vaginal Bleeding
There are several factors that are responsible for vaginal bleeding,
- Vaginal bleeding is a part of the normal menstrual cycle. Under normal circumstances bleeding occurs for five days after a menstrual cycle of every twenty eight days from menarche to menopause, interrupted only by pregnancy and lactation.
- Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding is a condition which affects approximately 10% of all women and frequently observed in African American Women. The condition is attributed to hormonal imbalance in the body.
- Hyperthyroidism or Polycystic ovarian disease or pituitary adenoma are some of the conditions that are often associated with excessive and prolonged uterine bleeding
- Prolonged vaginal bleeding is also observed as menopause sets in.
- Other conditions including uterine fibroids, endometriosis, vaginal infections, etc are also responsible for vaginal bleeding.
- Cervical or Uterine cancer is also responsible for abnormal vaginal bleeding
How to Naturally Stop Vaginal Bleeding
The primary cause of vaginal bleeding is related to the hormonal imbalance in the body. Here is some simple dietary advice which is considered beneficial in the management of vaginal bleeding,
- Avoid refined, processed and tinned foods. These foods are high in preservatives and chemicals which tend to interfere with the hormonal cycle of the body which may result in vaginal bleeding irregularities
- Increase the intake of Natural fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains. These foods are rich in vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, essential for normal functioning of the body.
- Increase the intake of Soy. Soy contains phytoestrogens, which are estrogen like compounds present in plants. These phytoestrogens compensate for the body’s requirement of estrogen and help in normalizing and regularizing the menstrual cycle and reduce vaginal bleeding
Stop Vaginal Bleeding
In addition to the dietary advice, there are certain homeopathic drugs that are beneficial in reducing vaginal bleeding,
- Pulsatilla is a homeopathic drug which is effective in controlling vaginal bleeding which is erratic and irregular in nature. Pulsatilla is recommended especially when the blood is bright red in color.
- Sepia is another homeopathic drug which is effective to control vaginal bleeding. Unlike pulsatilla, Sepia is recommended in cases of dysfunctional uterine bleeding when the blood is dark red and high percentage of clots.