How To: Deal with a heavy menstrual flow

Deal with a heavy menstrual flow

When it's that time of the month and a heavy period interferes with your lifestyle, it's time to take action.
You Will Need
* Extra sleep
* A record of your period's intensity and frequency
* A doctor
* Ibuprofen
* A low-fat, high-fiber diet

Step 1
Get extra rest if your bleeding is severe and disruptive to your normal schedule or lifestyle.

Step 2
Record the number of pads and tampons you use so your doctor can determine if the amount of bleeding is excessive.

Step 3
Avoid aspirin because it interferes with blood clotting. Ibuprofen is often more effective than aspirin in relieving menstrual discomforts.

Step 4
Adjust your diet to lessen the effects of a heavy menstrual cycle. Studies show a low-fat, high-fiber diet reduces menstrual cramping.

Limit your salt intake. Also restrict your caffeine, sugar, and alcohol consumption.

Step 5
Seek medical assistance if bleeding intensifies or is accompanied by excessive pain or unusual discharge.

Fact: Sanitary napkins were first sold commercially in 1895.

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