Menorrhagia is most often due to a hormone imbalance that causes menstrual cycles without ovulation. In a normal cycle, the release of an egg from the ovaries stimulates the body's production of progesterone, the female hormone most responsible for keeping periods regular. When no egg is released, insufficient progesterone can cause heavy menstrual bleeding.
Approximately 53 in 1000 women are affected by AUB.The term 'incidence' of Menorrhagia refers to the annual diagnosis rate, or the number of new cases of Menorrhagia diagnosed each year.The term 'prevalence' of Menorrhagia usually refers to the estimated population of people who are managing Menorrhagia at any given time.
Drug therapy for menorrhagia may include: Iron supplements. If you also have anemia, your doctor may recommend that you take iron supplements regularly. If your iron levels are low but you're not yet anemic, you may be started on iron supplements rather than waiting until you become anemic. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
Major research on disease:
Prevalence of menstrual problems among adolescent school girlsNSAIDs, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB, others) or naproxen (Aleve), help reduce menstrual blood loss. NSAIDs have the added benefit of relieving painful menstrual cramps.Menstrual cycles without ovulation (anovulatory cycles) are most common among two separate age groups.