Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Women and Menorrhagia

The Original woman today has behavior patterns that are unmatched to other times in history. It is not what has been described as “urbanized” ways of acting or socialized behavior, which is culturally based. It is one rooted in both the societal conditions that partly dictate the mentality and behavior of people, and the scientific elements within the woman’s biology that leads to her ways and actions. This combination has morphed the original woman into an angry, daily frowning, self-hating, thoughtless individual that commits erratic, compulsive actions that further takes her from righteousness and from being other than who they truly are. For other women, it can morph into behavior patterns where they are extremely submissive and hardly talkative. Their experiences, rather are internalized deeply without an ability of expression. All these women carry a broken soul reflective upon the dimness of their inner light inside their eyes. One such contributing biological condition is menorrhagia, related to the unbalancing of hormones within the woman’s body.

Menorrhagia is when an overflow of blood occurs and will not stop for a prolonged period of time. It can be physically draining and weakening for women who experiences this condition. Doctors have described that women who have this condition sometimes view themselves as a victim to various circumstances, overworks herself, and keeps pouring out her energy, spreading herself thin, without any form of conservation. Chinese medicine has pointed to the causes being an excess in toxins and an overheating in the blood. Foods containing high amounts of preservatives, additives, which are put into synthesized foods to preserve them, are filled with destructive elements that lead to a hormonal imbalance. This means that unnatural foods and chemicals harm the body. Other important factors that may be affecting blood flow are thyroid problems and a hormonal imbalance.

Hormone Imbalance
In her body, the woman naturally produces progesterone and estrogen. Both these hormones work together; balance each other out, to undertake all cellular processes in the woman’s body, which include the sexual organs. The estrogen hormone is used to stimulate tissues and cells that are estrogen-based, or are related to organs that are only prevalent within the female biological prototype. These include the breasts, ovaries, and uterus, all parts of the woman’s reproductive system. This hormone also forms the overall curviness of the woman. These are the equivalent of the phenotypical markers that defines “femininity,” the label given by society to describe this scientific difference of the woman from man. Estrogen is then, the hormone that enables the development of cells, tissues, and organs that are for female function only. Progesterone works alongside estrogen, to provide the stability of mature cells so that they do not overgrow. Therefore, while estrogen allows the growth and enhancement of cells particularly involved in reproduction, progesterone controls and manages these processes to not cause overproduction.

During the woman’s ovulation and menstrual cycle, both hormones are present and work in a rhythmic pattern to ready the body for possible reproduction and cleansing. The first half of the cycle is filled with ovarian estradiol, the name of the primary estrogen hormone within the woman’s body. When the levels rise, the ovary prepares the sac that becomes the egg released during ovulation. It is at this time that progesterone levels rise significantly to form a gland around the surface of the ovary, to regulate its function before fertilization. This means that progesterone is very important in maintaining the regulation of the ovary in case it is to be inseminated with the male sperm. If the progesterone doesn’t do this, then the woman cannot ovulate. The ovary will not release an egg. In a normal case, when the progesterone is produced, the estrogen level rises, but not as high as in the first half, and when the egg is not fertilized, both levels drop again. The body then lets out the lining of the uterus and starts again.

Menorrghagia is caused precisely because there is a progesterone deficiency that doesn’t provide a control to the blood flow, therefore allowing the estrogen to continue to take a strong hold and inform that body that there will be sterilization, while the body still bleeds. It becomes a disconnection between body and brain that doesn’t allow the control of the blood flow.

Prevention and Regulation

Diet: As mentioned before, a diet that is high in artificial flavoring, additives, preservatives, as well as animal proteins, dairy, will throw out of balance the hormone levels in our bodies. This is because meat is already embedded with hormones and man-made antibiotics that are not needed and are not compatible to the human body. Coffee is not good either. It will not allow the acid that makes the body’s natural hormones to get made. Alcohol does the same thing and it drains out all the water needed from the circulation system (blood) to transport the necessary nutrients to our cells. Alcohol breaks up the bonds between the electrons in the cell, and in turn, forms free radicals which toxify an entire area of cells, making them reproduce illogically, possibly leading to cancer. This is why the blood heats up. Foods that contain phosphates and polyphosphates (meats, dairy, soft drinks, and processed foods) are not good for the body because they prevent the cells from absorbing important nutrients. Sugars are also not good for the body. They prevent it from absorbing B vitamins and do not allow for the hormones to reach their points of destinations. They are literally blocking agents for the hormones.

A diet that will help in balancing the hormones within the body is one high in natural foods. Not ones already cooked in the frozen sections of the supermarkets. Beans and legumes are high in proteins. They are also high in gammalionelic acid, which is the natural chemical that produces the hormones in the body. Fruits, vegetables, natural rices, can all help in bettering the hormone balance in the body. If you are a big meat and dairy consumer, try to diminish these for organic, natural foods. Try not to buy processed foods, artificial condiments. There are also natural condiments for seasonings in health food stores.

Lifestyle: Stress is a big contributor to the imbalance of hormones. Altercations in the nervous system cause the rapid release of hormones and a decline in its production, therefore, leaving the body with hardly any hormones. Taking Birth Control Pills as a way to regulate one’s blood flow and hormone production is detrimental to the body. Not only will they destroy all major processes of the reproduction system, they will drastically weaken the uterus wall. Birth control pills are literally little atomic bombs for the woman's womb. They destroy everything inside the uterus (the wall, the egg) and its why some get their periods irregularly or none at all. It can lead to sterilization and/or death.

A lifestyle with less stress combined with an exercise routine of cardio (30min/day) and meditation can help. Deep breathing exercises are extremely beneficial.

Supplementation: Aside from adequate eating and exercising there are some nutrients and vitamins that one should be taken daily as a way to strengthen and maintain hormone balance that will prevent blood overflows. Buying Vitamin B12 pills, making sure they are vegetable capsules, which help build up and strengthen the uterus wall, is a good start. If one buys the B-Complex capsules, one gets all necessary B vitamins, as there is more than just one, for a cheaper price. I also use a brand called Eternal that contains a combination of herbs that are beneficial to woman's hormone growth and balance. These include chastetree berry, Passion flower, Don Quai root, and many others.

Peace!

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