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By Rupal Panchal

Managing Heavy Flow

Tips and tricks for a stress-free period

Dealing with a heavy menstrual flow can be really tough (trust us, we know). But with the right strategies and products, it's possible to navigate through those heavy days just that bit better.

In this article, we'll talk practical tips and tricks for managing heavy flow days, including lifestyle adjustments, dietary considerations, and lots of other good stuff.

First, let's clarify what constitutes heavy menstrual bleeding. While every woman's menstrual flow is unique, heavy bleeding is typically defined as soaking through a disposable pad or tampon every hour for several consecutive hours or experiencing prolonged bleeding that lasts longer than seven days. Heavy flow can be caused by various factors, including hormonal imbalances, uterine fibroids, polyps, or certain medical conditions.

Tips for managing heavy flow:

Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water can help maintain hydration levels and support overall menstrual health. Aim to drink at least eight glasses of water per day to stay hydrated and reduce the risk of dehydration, which can exacerbate menstrual symptoms.

Eat iron-rich foods: Heavy menstrual bleeding can lead to iron deficiency anaemia, so it's essential to include iron-rich foods in your diet. Incorporate foods such as leafy greens, lean meats, beans, nuts, and fortified cereals to boost your iron intake and support healthy blood production.

Practice stress management: Stress can exacerbate menstrual symptoms, including heavy bleeding, so it's essential to prioritise stress management techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, yoga, or mindfulness exercises. Taking time to relax and unwind can help alleviate stress and promote hormonal balance.

Use reusable period pads: Our reusable pads can hold up to 6 times more period than disposable pad with our UltraAbsorb Core™️. Trust us - they can hold a lot of period! Leaving you feeling worry free. Plus unlike conventional disposable pads, our pads don’t contain harsh chemicals and synthetic materials. Our pads are made from soft, breathable fabrics that are gentle on sensitive skin. Investing in high-quality reusable period pads can provide reliable protection and comfort during heavy flow days. Check out our Ultra Heavy pad sets, has truly been life changing for so many women.

Track your cycle: Keeping track of your menstrual cycle can help you anticipate heavy flow days and plan accordingly. Use a period tracking app or calendar to record your menstrual flow, symptoms, and any changes in your cycle over time. This information can be valuable for identifying patterns and seeking medical advice if needed.

Prioritise self-care: During your period, prioritise self-care activities that promote relaxation and well-being. Take warm baths, practice gentle stretching exercises, indulge in your favourite hobbies, and get plenty of rest to support your body's natural healing process.

Remember to listen to your body, prioritise self-care, and seek medical advice if you experience persistent or severe menstrual symptoms. But for now our Ultra Heavy Pads, have been incredible for extreme heavy flow. Check here to see our incredible reviews.