What Are Heavy Periods?
About 10 million women suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding.1 Many women begin to experience heavy and/or irregular bleeding in their 30s and 40s, as they begin to get closer to menopause. Heavy periods are more than just a hassle - they take a physical, social, and emotional toll as well.
Studies show heavy menstrual bleeding can affect women in a number of ways:
Physical affects of heavy periods:
- Many feel tired and nauseated
- Many experience bad cramps
- Many have headaches
Social affects of heavy periods:
- More than 60% have had to miss social or athletic events1
- About 80% report avoiding sex2
- 33% have been forced to miss work1
Emotional affects of heavy periods:
- 77% have depression or moodiness2
- 75% feel anxious1
- 57% report a lack of confidence during their period2
Heavy periods are not something you have to live with! Today, there are a number of effective treatment options available to help stop heavy periods.
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1.Cooper J, et al. A randomized, multicenter trial of safety and efficacy of the NovaSure system in the treatment of menorrhagia. J Am Assoc Gynecol Laparosc. 2002; 9:418-428.
2.National Womenï¿½s Health Resource Center. Survey of women who experience heavy menstrual bleeding. Data on file; 2005.