Norethisterone for Heavy Periods

You may wish to delay your periods using Norethisterone due to having heavy periods. Heavy periods can be uncomfortable and awkward, and are often more painful than light periods. Having a heavy period does not make you weird or unusual as many women suffer from heavy periods, and Norethisterone may be a way to treat it.

All the information you need to know about heavy periods

The medical term for heavy periods is known as Menorrhagia. Some research suggests that approximately one in ten women suffer from heavy periods. Some women experience Menorrhagia with or without other symptoms typical of experiencing a period, for example, such as menstrual cramps.  

The heavy bleeding that a patient who has Menorrhagia experiences does not mean that there is anything wrong with your health. It is just a natural process that your body experiences. However, some women do find it to be a burden on their emotional, physical and social well-being. It can be a disruption to everyday life, and can also therefore get in the way of things that you really want to do.

How much blood do you lose for it to be defined as a ‘heavy’ period?

There is not set definition of a ‘heavy’ period in terms of blood lost because it can vary quite widely between different cases of women who suffer Menorrhagia. In medical terms, blood loss between 60 and 80 millilitres or more per cycle is considered as heavy menstrual bleeding. On average, a ‘normal’ period would lose between 30 and 40 millilitres.

Using Norethisterone to treat heavy periods

Norethisterone is effective in regulating healthy growth and the cycle of shedding the womb lining, and so can be used to allow someone suffering from Menorrhagia to skip their periods. However, you must first consult with a medical professional to ensure this is the best treatment for your individual case.

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