My reasons for sharing this issue is because as a Holistic hairloss practitioner, I see this issue often in my Trichology clinic.
I’m often confronted with a “slew” of women with ovarian cysts, hormonal imbalances and prolonged heavy bleeding.
How does this affect the hair?
Prolonged bleeding may impair the body’s storage of iron called, “ferritin,”
It can lead to reduced hemoglobin levels which are the red blood cells that carry oxygen through the blood to the capillaries which nourish the hair follicle. Without adequate oxygen, the hair quality will suffer, tending to grow a bit thinner over time unless changes are made.
Each month thousands of women suffer heavy, prolonged bleeding and also anemia due to the imbalance of the hormonal levels.
It is mainly women that are sensitive to their own levels of estrogen similar to a man who is sensitive to his own testosterone, eventually causing hair loss. Not every man loses hair just like not every woman has extreme PMS symptoms.
“Your menstrual cycle can tell you a lot about your health. Regular periods between puberty and menopause mean your body is working normally. Period problems like irregular or painful periods may be a sign of a serious health problem.”
I list some natural ways to ease it NATURALLY putting an end to heavy clots and bleeding and reduced red blood cells from prolonged bleeding.
Heavy periods are a sign of someone who is sensitive to their own estrogen and they also produce too much of it.
Some signs include:
- lower back pain,
- blood clots,
- severe uterine pain and
- heavy bleeding.
Maintaining thyroid and adrenal support and total systems support during this time is crucial. Supporting them “How?” you ask?
This is attained is through the use of fiber, plant based metabolites and herbs which support the intestinal system, nervous and endocrine system.
Here are some of many ways to ease the menstrual burden:
- Detoxify the liver
One of the many functions of the liver is the excretion of bilirubin, cholesterol, hormones, and drugs.
Assisting the liver by consuming purging herbs can help flush built up excess progesterone and estrogen hormones from the body within the 2 week cycle from day 14 to day 28 of the cycle.
This is especially helpful to help reduce excessive blood flow, PMS issues, moodiness, large clots and mastalgia.
- dandelion root tea-will aid the liver into releasing the stored estrogen within the liver
- milk thistle tea-will also aid the liver into releasing the stored estrogen within the liver to be excreted through the urine
- cholorphyll, chlorella- the rich chlorophyll within the chlorella will aid the liver into releasing the stored estrogen within the liver (https://www.hairlosscenternj.com/product/ultimate-greenzone-powder/)
- ginger rhizome tea- Ginger rhizome is just as effective as the leading NSAID pain reliever.
2. Consume more fiber to release these excess estrogens through the colon
Eat rich sources of fiber
try this DAILY so at night so your body will do the ‘heavy lifting and detoxify you in your sleep.” Consume more greens that make you go!
Try Swiss chard, chlorella,( https://www.hairlosscenternj.com/product/ultimate-greenzone-powder/ ) Spinach, spelt, buckwheat, dark, leafy greens, beans, seeds
3. Consume Vitex Chasteberry or Thyroid support-Vitex decreases the amount of the hormone prolactin. This helps rebalance other hormones, including estrogen and progesterone-thus reducing PMS symptoms.
To assist heavy bleeding and pain, take these within the two weeks before your cycle.
Feverfew- Feverfew is a plant that is native to Asia Minor and the Balkans, but is now common throughout the world. Feverfew leaves are normally dried for use in medicine. Fresh leaves and extracts are also used. People take feverfew by mouth for the prevention and treatment of migraine headaches.
yarrow-Yarrow has been used to induce sweating and to stop wound bleeding. It also has been reported to reduce heavy menstrual bleeding and pain. It has been used to relieve GI ailments, for cerebral and coronary thromboses, to lower high blood pressure, to improve circulation, and to tone varicose veins. It has antimicrobial actions, is a natural source for food flavoring, and is used in alcoholic beverages and bitters. Research reveals no clinical data regarding the use of yarrow to treat any medical condition.
and thyroid support- to balance excess release of estrogen by the ovaries by LH and FSH by https://www.naturessunshine.com/product/thyroid-support/
For the support of your menstrual cycle:
Consume Vitex Chasteberry or Thyroid support
For the support of mood swings:
*Note that ashwagandha (and all adaptogens) harmonize our bodies with regular use over time — so while their powers are potent, they must be used regularly and not once in awhile.
Stress & adaptogens: When you support the adrenals, you help balance the entire endocrine system during this time. This will ease your menstrual stress. Adaptogens are herbs that protect the body from the toxicity of stress by bringing it back into homeostasis also helping to reduce menstrual symptoms.
- Magnesium- to balance headaches and also to aid in nervous system balance and support
- ashwagandha-Stress plays a major role in regulating the sensitive reproductive hormones that impact fertility, libido, and healthy menstruation https://www.naturessunshine.com/product/ashwagandha/ use code SBLhairloss upon checkout when you order $40 of wholesale product
Ashwagandha’s role in stress reduction is closely tied to its support and enhancement of women’s reproductive health. Mineral-dense ashwagandha enhances communication within the complex endocrine system — strengthening the adrenal glands, reducing cortisol, and increasing the production of blood.
If you feel as if extreme blood loss is causing issues with your hair, please contact us by sending an email to: email@example.com or by visiting www.hairlosscenternj.com
LaRonne Quarles, owner SBLHairloss
Wellness Specialist, Certified I.A.T. Trichologist
and Holistic Hairloss Practitioner