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Menorrhagia, commonly known as heavy periods is something many women experience during their menstrual cycle. Heavy periods are often accompanied by low energy, it is common to experience this during this time of the month as the oestrogens levels decrease. However, when the heavy bleeding and low energy starts to interfere with your day to day life it is always wise to seek help. 

We were recently visited by Emma* who came to visit us at our GinSen clinic after experiencing a long and heavy menstrual cycle accompanied by exhaustion and weakness. Following her visit, we wanted to share her experience and help other women experience the same understand how you can tackle low energy during your period naturally.  Take a look at Emma’s story below. 

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How can your period cause a lack of energy?

There are 2 main factors which contribute towards the consistent lack of energy during your period. Hormones and Anemia. This was also the case with Emma. Let’s have a deep look into how hormones and anaemia can contribute towards low energy levels and what we can do to treat this. 


  • Hormones: A simple answer would be an imbalance in hormone levels can leave you feeling depleted. To explain this further, the menstrual cycle is controlled by two main hormones, Oestrogen and Progesterone. Oestrogen is a female sex hormone that controls many aspects of our lives including the menstrual cycle and Progesterone is there to regular the monthly cycle. They both are present to balance each other and should be in sync the majority of the time. If the Progesterone levels increases or decreases or visa versa, this imbalance between the two is what leads to issues.  Around the time of your period, Oestrogen is at their all-time low, this is what leaves you feeling tired and with low energy. This situation can be made worse if the levels of Progesterone are high. 


  • Anaemia: When a woman experiences heavy periods, she is at a risk of Anemia due to the amount of blood that is lost from the body during that time. This deficiency in red blood cells means your body is running low on iron which is crucial for carrying blood around the body for it to function at its optimum level. Failure in this can lead to fatigue and low energy levels. 

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What can I do to prevent low energy levels? 


Changes in the diet and lifestyle 

It is normal to have cravings during or just before the menstrual cycle. However, consuming too much sugary food especially refined sugar cause your blood glucose level to rise. It is good to try and not give in to the temptation of consuming too many sugary foods during your menstrual cycle to maintain steady energy levels. 


Natural Herbal Medicine 

Chinese Medicine has been very successful in treating low energy levels for many years, just like with the case of Emma Traditional Chinese Medicine aims to treat the root cause of the problem and not just the symptoms.  2 main products that were used in Emma’s case were: Kun Bao Tang and Blood Maintenance by GinSen. 

Where can I buy the recommended natural herbal supplements?

 These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We can’t guarantee the treatment result, as the symptoms of conditions are unpredictable and vary greatly from person to person. The treatment length and recovery time also varies for individual. Please visit our clinics website: GinSen where a specialists will discuss your care and provide a consultation, and the treatment will be designed to meet your individual needs.

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