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Menorrhagia and the Health Risks of Heavy Periods

What Is Menorrhagia?

Menorrhagia is a condition characterized by prolonged or unusually heavy bleeding. Even though heavy menstrual bleeding can be a common issue, many people do not experience a loss of blood serious enough to be considered as menorrhagia. Women with this health problem cannot perform their daily tasks at work or school due to persistent cramps and pain. In more severe cases, excessive bleeding would lead to a deficiency of iron, a major risk factor for anemia. The next sections will show you some important facts about menorrhagia. [1]