Diet for Menorrhagia
Does Diet Play a Role in Menorrhagia
Identifying the cause and taking proper medications are primary for treating Menorrhagiablems with the lining of the uterus, blood clotting problems, hormonal problems, uterine polyps. However, research suggests, following certain dietary changes can help to a certain extent. Including foods rich in Iron and Vitamin C can be beneficial.
MENORRHAGIA DIET RECOMMENDATIONS
What is Menorrhagia?
Menorrhagia is a very common condition in women, noted at the beginning and end of their reproductive lives. It is more common when a woman approaches menopause. Menorrhagia is characterized by excessive amount of bleeding along with the ‘period’ lasting too long. It may be caused due to problems with the lining of the uterus, blood clotting problems, hormonal problems, uterine polyps or fibroids, cancer of the uterus, side effect of using an intrauterine contraceptive device (IUD), etc. This excessive bleeding may lead to iron deficiency anemia, causing lightheadedness and fatigue. Thus following certain nutritional changes may help alleviate the symptoms.
We are providing the necessary food recommendations for Menorrhagia that can help.
- Include Iron rich foods like meat sources- liver, red meat and seafood are high in iron; however, you also can increase iron intake by eating more dry fruits, nuts, beans, spinach, broccoli, whole grains and iron-fortified cereals.
- Include Vitamin C rich foods like indian goose berries, lemon juice, dark leafy greens,kiwifruit, broccoli and papaya
- Calcium rich foods like bananas and ragi.
- Vitamin B6 rich foods like fortified cereals, bananas, spinach, sunflower seeds, avocados, tomato juice and salmon
- Magnesium rich foods like watermelon seeds, oats and pumpkin.
- Include foods like cinnamon, parsley, fenugreek seeds, ginger, papaya, sesame seeds and coriander seeds
Foods for Moderate Consumption:
- Restrict intake of animal products like meat and chicken.
Foods to Avoid:
- This includes eating excessive amounts of sugar — such as cakes, cookies and pies which may increase the pain
- High-salt content foods like french fries, pizzas and other fried foods
- Caffeine-containing beverages like tea and coffee
- Avoid tobacco and liquor.
- Amla powder with honey and water reduce excess bleeding.
- Consume rose hip tea
Dr Vijay Kamat graduated from K.L.E. society’s Shri B. M. Kankanwadi Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Belgaum, India; one of the oldest Ayurvedic institutions in India. He is a prestigious member of the Ayurvedic Association of India. He possesses deep ancestral and research-based knowledge of plants, and is passionate about bringing age-old secrets of Ayurveda within the reach of a common man. In keeping with his passion, he is presently leading the medical team of Biogetica – a collective of Doctors dedicated to natural medicine. Together, they work to bring evidence-based natural healing solutions to the world.