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Reasons for abnormally heavy periods – Beauty and Health – Pulselive.co.ke

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If your pad or tampon gets soaked after every few hours, you could be having a condition known as menorrhagia which is characterized by heavy bleeding.

Although different women bleed differently, it should be a concern if you have to change your tampon after every two hours or less and you should seek medical attention.

There are various reasons as to why you may be experiencing heavy menstrual bleeding such as:

1. Polycystic ovarian syndrome

This condition which is also a major cause of infertility in women is associated to irregular and infrequent periods. The condition is characterized by growths around the cervix or the uterus resulting from high estrogen levels or infections. And because the periods are not regular, the lining takes longer to thicken thus bleeding more.


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Polycystic syndrome causes infertility (The Sun)

 

2. Fibroids

These growths are non-cancerous but may lead to heavy menstrual bleeding as well as infertility. Research has it that 10% of women who experience heavy periods have fibroids.

ALSO READ: 4 signs of infertility every woman should know

3. Endometriosis

This condition involves the growth of tissues similar to those lining the uterus elsewhere besides the uterus. When a woman has her periods, the linings also bleed leading to heavy periods.

4. Hormonal imbalances

Hormonal imbalances leads to irregular ovulation and this affects your periods. When your thyroid hormones are under active, it ends up affecting your menstrual cycle. See more on signs of hormonal imbalance.

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5. Bleeding disorders


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Though not common, some women suffer from bleeding disorders that makes blood clotting difficult. This may run in your bloodline and can be diagnosed through blood tests. If it’s difficult for you to stop bleeding whenever you are cut or nose bleeding, it could be a bleeding disorder.

6. IUDs

This method of birth control may also lead to heavy periods if the device does not contain hormones.



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Is Orengo charting his path away from Raila?

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History of intense rivalry between him and Opposition leader, alleged sabotage in 2013 and 2017 elections and talk of betrayal ahead of 2022.

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Police Deploy Chopper to Rescue Students Lost in Forest for 4 Days –

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Three students who went missing after a forest adventure in Mt Kenya, Karatina, Nyeri County, were finally rescued on Saturday after four days in the jungle.

Four days without food, the boys told members of the press that they survived by the grace of God.

17-year-old Anthony Muhoro, Jackson Karuri, 17, and David Mukoma Kinyua, 20, went missing on May 4.

Muhoro is a Form Three student at Gitunduti Secondary School, Karuri is also a Form Three but at Ihwagi Secondary School while Kinyua is a student at Nyeri National Polytechnic.

Also found alive were two dogs that were in the company of the three when they were reported missing.

Read: Missing Businesswoman Caroline Wanjiku Maina’s Body Found In A Kajiado Mortuary

The rescue team comprised of police officers who after four days of futile search deployed a National Police Service chopper to locate the students who were on the verge of despair.

In the Saturday search, the Nation reports, the officers teamed up with Kenya Wildlife Service and Kenya Forest Service rangers to comb the forest in search of the students.

In an interview with the local publication, Muhoro revealed that they were hiking when they lost their way back home.

“It was by the grace of God that we survived for four days without food and other necessities. We thought we were going to die and kept praying,” Muhoro said in a phone interview.

Read Also: Missing Thika Millionare Julius Gitau Found Alive – Police

“We literally groped in the dark after losing our way back home. We survived on water and wild fruits since we had not carried any food.”

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According to the student, the trio entered the forest through Ragati gate but couldn’t trace their way home hours later.

“We found ourselves deep into the dense woods. I don’t know how far it was from the edges of the forest but we were exhausted,” he said.

“We could not even tell the time since it was constantly dark. That is when panic set in.”

They could not communicate with anyone back at home as their mobile phones lost signals.

Read Also: Son To Murdered Kiambaa Family Reported Missing

“We started moving in the forest, literary going in circles in a desperate attempt to find our way out,” Muhoro said.

Days later as they moved around the forest with the hope of finding an exit, they ‘miraculously’ met some police officers and forest rangers who alerted the rest of the search team.

Mathira East Police Commander James Baraza, who led the operation, said the trio’s disappearance was reported at Karatina Police Station the same day they went missing and a search operation launched immediately.

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Police in hot pursuit of gang that car-jacked a Ruaka resident – KBC

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The vehicle was found abandoned in Kagongo village, having been vandalized.

Kiambu based detectives are pursuing a dangerous and armed criminal gang that car-jacked a Ruaka resident on Friday, before disappearing with his Toyota Premio as he drove to his residence.

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According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI), the victim had pulled over by the apartment’s gate at Ruaka One River Apartments, unaware that a gang of three assailants was laying in wait for him.

As the gates opened, the driver’s window was suddenly smashed with an iron rod, before two shots were fired in the air from a pistol in an attempt to subdue him.

However, he managed to force his way into the parking lot, but before he could jump out of the car and scamper to safety, the trio caught up with him and roughed him up before grabbing his car keys and phone.

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On receiving the report, DCI detectives based at Kiambaa launched a manhunt for the suspects.

The vehicle was found abandoned in Kagongo village, having been vandalized.

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Its rear and front headlights, side mirrors, all tyres, nose guard, boot and radio had been stolen.

Detectives believe that the three suspects are part of a larger criminal syndicate operating within Kiambu County.

They have been targeting taxi drivers while posing as customers, only to turn against them at isolated places, then vandalize their vehicles.

” Some members of the syndicate have previously been arrested and arraigned in court.” Said the DCI

The DCI has cautioned Kenyans on this trend of crime.

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