Heavy periods

Heavy Periods

Heavy periods can be very alarming for women and the condition is more common among those younger in age.

Heavy periods are defined as any excessive blood loss that affects a woman's quality of life. If you suffer from heavy periods it may be caused by hypothyroidism.

Heavy Periods Are One Of Many Thyroid Symptoms

Abnormal thyroid hormone levels cause menstrual irregularities in women, and when levels are too low, the heavy periods a woman experiences may be indicative of hypothyroidism.

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In hypothyroidism, ovulation does not occur. Without ovulation, the endometrium sheds and causes excessive bleeding. Women often report heavy flow as one of their thyroid symptoms.

If you are suffering from heavy periods, it is a good idea to get your thyroid checked.

Other Thyroid Symptoms

Are you experiencing any of these other common hypothyroidism symptoms?

Hyperthyroidism Symptoms
Hyperthyroidism Symptoms

Other Thyroid Symptoms

Are you experiencing any of these other common hypothyroidism symptoms?


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