According to women’s health advisor and pharmacist Marla Ahlgrimm, it is difficult to estimate how much blood a woman loses during her menstrual cycle. While most women don’t lose much, others experience heavy blood loss that can interfere with their everyday lives and weaken their bodies. At this point, the menstrual period is clearly too strong, says Ahlgrimm.
Under excessive menstruation, women need to change their pads or tampons every hour. Often a simultaneous disposal of small or large blood clot is also observed. About one in 20 women has excessive menstrual bleeding, also known as Menorrhagia. Some women develop good strategies and cope with the condition, while others resort to treatments – especially if the strong monthly blood loss leads to iron deficiency, says Marla Ahlgrimm.