How to stop heavy periods fast at home?
31 scientifically proven ways to stop heavy periods fast at home
1- Add a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water and take it as a tonic twice a day.
2- Use either hot or cold compress: Get a hot water bag or ice bag and use it to reduce menstrual pain and flow
3- Take blackstrap molasses. Take one teaspoon of molasses per day to ease heavy periods
4- Drink raspberry leaf tea to tone the uterine muscles and to reduce menstrual flow
5- Try swimming as it is also very effective in reducing menstrual pain and flow as it releases endorphins
6- Take half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper a day. Cayenne pepper is an excellent remedy for heavy periods, as it can often help ease heavy periods. Add half a teaspoon of cayenne pepper and a little honey to a glass of warm water. Drink this twice daily in order to stop heavy menstrual bleeding. Alternatively, consider taking three cayenne pills a day to in order to stop heavy menstrual bleeding
7- Drink sage tea, drink two cups of sage tea per day to stop heavy menstrual bleeding, to make sage tea simply place one teaspoon of ground dried sage in a mug, pour one cup of boiling water over the sage leaves, cover and steep for 5 minutes, then add one teaspoon of honey into the mug and stir.
8- Add 1 teaspoon of coriander seeds to 2 cups (500 ml or 16 fl oz.) of water. Boil it until the quantity reduces by half. Strain and drink warm to stop heavy menstrual bleeding
9- Take 200-600mg of ibuprofen 3 times a day, being careful not to exceed 2400 mg a day
10- Drink plenty of water, try drinking 1.5 liters (50 fl oz) of water a day
11- Consider eating a lot of gelatin (jelly), add gelatin to your diet, as it provides proline and glycine amino acids that are used in the production of collagen, glycine can also be found in bone broth. Add 1 tablespoon of gelatin powder to your tea and coffee and drink. Alternatively, eat jello everyday
12- Eat plenty of fruit and vegetables
13- Use herbal remedies
14- Start using a menstrual cup (softcups) to reduce stress
15- Consider using LNG-IUS (Mirena) Intrauterine Device
16- Take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB) or naproxen sodium (Aleve), to reduce blood flow by 20-50%
17- Take tranexamic acid (Lysteda) for Menorrhagia
18- Eat a Lemon or drink lemon juice to lighten or even stop your period
19- Take hormonal birth control pills to regulate your cycle, take Natazia birth control pill to treat heavy menstrual bleeding
20- Take progesterone pills, like Prometrium 200mg Capsules or Progesterone Micronized 200 mg Capsules, to treat heavy menstrual bleeding and to reduce the risk of endometrial hyperplasia, especially if you are taking estrogen pills. The recommended dose of progesterone is 200 mg daily at bedtime for 12 continuous days per 28-day cycle each month. Alternatively, take Provera (medroxyprogesterone acetate tablets) to treat heavy periods due to hormonal imbalance. The recommended dose of Provera is 10 mg once or twice per day for the two weeks before your period is due
21- Exercise regularly
22- Up your vitamin C, take 2,000-4000 mg of vitamin C per day to treat heavy menstrual bleeding and to improve your absorption of iron (to increase your iron intake)
23- Get rid of your tampons
24- If you are married, try having sex during your period
25- Take 25,000 IU of vitamin A (beta carotene) twice per day for 15 days to treat menorrhagia, as vitamin A or K deficiency might cause abnormally heavy or prolonged menstrual cycles (menorrhagia).
26- Consider getting checked for hypothyroidism
27- Take Vitamin K2 supplements, take 1 mg (1000 mcg) of vitamin K2 (MK-4) or 100 mcg of vitamin K2 (MK-7) daily to treat heavy menstrual bleeding (menorrhagia). Alternatively, take 1000 mcg of vitamin K1 (phylloquinone) daily to treat menorrhagia
28- Take B vitamins: 1 mg (1,000 mcg) per day of folic acid, 1000 mcg per day of vitamin B12, and 80 mg per day of vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). Alternatively, take Vitamin B-complex that provides 50mg of each B vitamin.
29- Take 15mg of Zinc citrate daily
30- Take 2000-4000 iu of vitamin D3 daily
31- Take a multivitamin multimineral supplement
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Verified by: Dr.Diab (February 20, 2018)
Citation: Dr.Diab. (February 20, 2018). How to stop heavy periods fast at home?. Medcoi Journal of Medicine, 4(2). urn:medcoi:article20081.