Almost one in four women, experience heavy periods at some stage in life, but only half of them decide to visit a doctor for medical help. It is possible that this may be because they are concerned about being offered a possible hysterectomy instead of other treatment.
Excessive menstrual bleeding can be caused by many different gynaecological conditions including endometriosis, fibroids and a hormonal imbalance. However, for many women there is no known or identified cause even when anaemia is the result. There are though, many alternative treatments available to women who are concerned about heavy bleeding and we have loads of information on the following sections and pages of the website: