UNDERLYING EFFECTS OF PMS
Identifying If Your Cycle Is A Health Concern
There is a quote that states “ Improving menstrual health in females can lead to long lasting effects on women’s overall education, health, and wellbeing” — Helen Weiss.
As we approach the month of July there is a holiday that we as women should celebrate and bring attention to; That holiday is Fibroid Awareness Month. We highlight Fibroid Awareness Month to raise cognizance about a wellbeing factor affecting women cross country. As indicated by the National Uterine Fibroid Association 70% of Caucasian women experience the ill effects of uterine fibroids and 80 percent of African American women experience the ill effects of uterine fibroids just as hefty monthly cycles.
Every month females’ as early as the age of 11 and up experience menstrual cycles. For certain women they experience the ordinariness’ of feminine issues, sore breast, migraines and normal manifestations yet how can you say whether your monthly cycle is standard or sporadic ? As per to the National Uterine Fibroid Association women who experience the ill effects of unpredictable or weighty periods may experience the ill effects of Menorrhagia. Menorrhagia is the clinical term for feminine periods with strangely substantial or prolonged bleeding..
Signs and side effects of menorrhagia may include:
# 1. Soaking through one or more sanitary pads or tampons every hour for several consecutive hours
#2. Needing to use double sanitary protection to control your menstrual flow
#3. Needing to wake up to change sanitary protection during the night
#4. Bleeding for longer than a week
#5. Passing blood clots larger than a quarter
#6.Restricting daily activities due to heavy menstrual flow
Symptoms of anemia, such as tiredness, fatigue or shortness of breath
Recently I experienced this in which I had to consult a physician. I was informed that the heavy cycle was due to Uterine fibroids. If you suspect that your cycles are prolonging more than a week and your going through feminine products that the usual cycle than please do the following.
#1. Call 911 if you feel faint, shortness of breath due to blood loss or heavy clotting
#2. Contact your primary care physician to schedule an appointment and request a referral to OBGYN Specialist
#3 Seek medical attention if your menstrual cycle is affecting your ability to be in school, work or impact your daily activities.
Globally there are many women in need of services and young girls across the globe in need of hygiene products such as pads and tampons. Please google or support a local organization that advocates for women in need of hygiene products such as pads, tampons and resources. As we come close to celebrating Uterine Fibroid Month make sure you continue your routine check-ups with your primary care and OBGYN.
A period should not be a death sentence of discomfort, extreme blood loss or impact your ability to live. We celebrate women and the strengthen they have to advocate for the importance of female health. Below are organization that support women in need of hygiene products.