Prevalence & Impact of Heavy Menstrual Bleeding
Are heavy periods affecting your life?
Heavy, or excessive, menstrual bleeding is a common problem that affects about 1 out of every 5 women. The signs of heavy bleeding are most likely to start between the ages of 30 and 40, as women get closer to menopause. Heavy periods can have an impact on your physical, social and emotional well-being, and may be keeping you from living your life to the fullest.
If you suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding, it may feel as if you have to plan your entire life around your period. Heavy periods may be impacting your:
- work performance
- family life
- social interactions
- sleep schedule
- sexual fulfillment
- clothing choices