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Diet & Lifestyle Advice for the Management of Menorrhagia

Ayurveda finds the roots of Menorrhagia, also known as Raktapradar, in the aggravation of pitta dosha and low vata dosha. Menstrual blood as is regulated by pitta dosha. An increased pitta, therefore, leads to an increase of menstrual blood. One of the main reasons responsible for this condition includes a constantly increasing intake of sour, salty, hot, pungent, heavy, and fermented food.

In simpler language, it is heavy and prolonged menstrual flaw at regular intervals. Some of the symptoms include a heavy blood loss during the menstrual period, cramping and pain in the lower abdomen, fatigue, headache, and constipation.

Mentioned below are a few dietary and lifestyle recommendations for menorrhagia:

  • Avoid the consumption of spicy, sour, and heavy foods that tend to aggravate Pitta.

  • Avoid tea, coffee, and cold drinks. Have drinks that have cooling properties, like peppermint tea and mint water

  • Increase the intake of dry fruits, nuts, beans, and spinach.

  • Fruits like pomegranate and apples facilitate the generation of red blood cells.

  • Sour, salty, spicy foods, alcohol, sesame, garlic should be avoided.

  • Stay hydrated. It makes it easier for your body to flush out toxins from the body.

  • Avoid any kind of physical or psychological stress.

  • Maintain a healthy weight and exercise regularly.

  • Cooling showers and bathing with sandalwood and mint essence have proven to be helpful when it comes to soothing cramps.

  • A ginger tonic prepared by boiling pounded ginger in water should be had with every meal. It helps in reducing heavy bleeding.

Menorrhagia is a condition that affects fertility, body weight and sleep pattern, triggering emotional activity, anger, and anxiety. Hence overlooking it might prove to be very dangerous. For more advice on Menorrhagia, consult a Jiva doctor today. Dial 0129-4040404 or click on ‘Speak to a Doctor’ under the CONNECT tab in Jiva Health App.

To Know more , talk to a Jiva doctor. Dial 0129-4040404 or click on ‘Speak to a Doctor
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