1 in 3 women experience heavy menstrual bleeding. Here’s how to manage it

Heavy menstrual bleeding can impact day-to-day life physically, mentally, and emotionally. Photo: Pexels

(Cyra-Lee Drummond/ Very Well Health) — One in three women of childbearing age experience heavy menstrual bleeding (HMB), but many don’t receive proper treatment. That’s often because they don’t know HMB is a condition—and a treatable one, at that.

Bayer is drawing attention to heavy menstrual bleeding with their Seeing Red campaign, arming people with the information they need to know when discussing their condition with their providers.

“Women have deprioritized our health to a point worse than before the pandemic,” said Yesmean Wadhan, MD, an OB/GYN and Vice President of US Medical Affairs for Women’s Healthcare at Bayer Pharmaceuticals. “HMB is one of those conditions that we know women experience and suffer with in silence before reaching out.”

From medications to surgical procedures, here are the interventions that can treat heavy menstrual bleeding, and how to know if your symptoms warrant a conversation with your doctor. (…)